“Braemar” Springwood, 1882- 2016

BEGINNINGS The story of “Braemar” begins in Scotland, on the southern edge of the Firth of Clyde where the industrial seaport town of Greenock lies in the shadow of the Ayreshire Hills. It was here, in the birthplace of the legendary pirate Captain William Kidd and the pioneer inventor of the steam engine James Watt, that the man who built Braemar, James Hunter Lawson, came into the world on 22 April, 1836. While little is known of the childhood and youth of the young James Hunter Lawson, by the time he was nineteen and about to embark upon the long … Continue reading “Braemar” Springwood, 1882- 2016