Knockhall Castle, near Newburgh

Knockhall Castle, near Newburgh

Lena's blog - the Laird of Udny's fool. Link for more anecdotes about Jamie Fleeman

Who was Jamie Fleeman? He was employed as a fool – a clown – by the Laird o’ Udny at Knockhall Castle near Newburgh.

In those days every Laird had his ‘feel’: the greater the ‘feel’, the more the laird was respected.

Fleeman was asked, “Are you the Laird of Udny’s fool?”

“Aye,” Fleeman said, “an fa’s fool are you?”

Except Jamie would have said “feel”, spikkin Doric, as he did – which gives rise to that everyday expression in these parts, 'g’wa ye feel'.
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Newburgh, Aberdeenshire
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Knockhall Castle, near Newburgh

Knockhall Castle, near Newburgh

Lena's blog - the Laird of Udny's fool. Link for more anecdotes about Jamie Fleeman

Who was Jamie Fleeman? He was employed as a fool – a clown – by the Laird o’ Udny at Knockhall Castle near Newburgh.

In those days every Laird had his ‘feel’: the greater the ‘feel’, the more the laird was respected.

Fleeman was asked, “Are you the Laird of Udny’s fool?”

“Aye,” Fleeman said, “an fa’s fool are you?”

Except Jamie would have said “feel”, spikkin Doric, as he did – which gives rise to that everyday expression in these parts, 'g’wa ye feel'.
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Newburgh, Aberdeenshire
Photographer: