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t Donna Gray, Guy Irvin, and Phil Gray standing in front of Italian Chapel, Orkney, Scotland. Made from two Quonset huts by Italian prisoners of war. Highlanders carrying Scotland. pointed 'pikes' at Highland Games in Laird Christopher Irving holding Georgia, Angus, Lady Claire holding Imogen, Jamie and Maggie. Bonshaw Tower in background. This ancestral family produced William de Irwyn, first Laird of Drum Tower. !t Inside of Italian Chapel - artisans painted walls to make them appear to be mosaic. Guy Irvin and Phil Gray holding pair of green velvet pants worn by an African king. He weighed 500 pounds and had to be carried. His velvet shoes with upturned toes were enor- mous. Photo taken at our cousin, Mhairi Bogdan's, home. Highlander and heavy horse pulling 'pike' cart. ./ i! : .... ~ i!!ii ii ;;! .... Insiginia and Motto of Clan Irwin Sprigs of Holly - Ancient family symbol. Motto - Sub Sole Sub Umbra Virens In English - Flourishing in Sun and Shade. The Buckle has the meaning - "We are his men". David Irvine of Drum and Chief of the Name has the same Insignia and Motto- except the encircling is not a belt buckle.., because.., well.., he's the man... they are the men of... Everyone has a family his- tory. But few people have an opportu- nity - as Guy & Betty have had - to immerse themselves in that history and to meet and share that history. Part of CTA. Tour Group 2009. Photo taken in Town House at Aberdeen City Council. Second row: Betty/Guy Irvin, Phil Gray, Lady Carolyn Irvine, Lord Provost of Aberdeen~ Chief David Irvine of Drum, Donna Gray. Photo taken/copyrighted by Norman Adams LBIPP, Photographer, Aberdeen City Council, Corporate Communications, Con- tinuos Improvement. Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen. Oct. 1, 2011 HRH Prince Edward, son of HRH (Chairman Clan tnvin Association - Greenville, S.C. Highland Games. Mt. Pulaski Times Queen Elizabeth, Guy CIA) and Betty Irvin, Your editor's afternoon with Guy & Betty was absolutely one of the mo, t informative afternoons I have had in some time. It was a privilege to learn from them about the "Clan Irwin", their family ties to Scotland, and to leam so much about Scotland. Scotland - such a small place with such a huge history. 9