Dating back to the 16th century as a peel tower, Bemersyde was bought by the British Government in 1921 and presented to Field-Marshal The 1st Earl Haig, the British Commander in World War I. The House is the seat of the chief of Clan Haig, currently the Rt Hon. Alexander Douglas Derrick Haig, 3rd Earl Haig. The family motto of the Earls Haig is "Tyde what may", which refers to a 13th-century poem by Thomas the Rhymer which predicted that there would always be a Haig in Bemersyde:
'Tyde what may betyde
Haig shall be Haig of Bemersyde'.
- House, Bemersyde. "Bemersyde House". www.historichouses.org. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
- RCAHMS/Canmore record for Bemersyde House, Outbuildings
- RCAHMS record for Bemersyde House, Gardens
- SCRAN image: Bemersyde, cast-iron fingerpost
- Entry in the Gazetteer of Scotland
- Picture and some details
- for Bemersyde House
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