Maurice the first of the Drummonds in Scotland is reputed to have arrived in 1068 with Margaret, sister of Edgar Atheling from Hungary, who married Malcolm Canmore. Maurice was her ships Captain and was given lands in Stirlingshire near Drymen, hence the family name Drummond. The red and yellow wavy lines on the family Crest supposedly signify the waves of the sea crossing.
The Drummond family flourished and in the fourteenth produced two Scottish Queens, wives of David II and Robert III. and from there a steady progression up the ranks until by the end of the 17th Century the two brothers James, Earl of Perth and John, Earl of Melfort were virtually running Scotland and became Jacobite Dukes at the Court in exile of James II at Paris St Germain.The departure of the Stuart Kings in 1688 saw a rapid decline in the family fortunes; Robert, the acquirer of Cadland's father William, Viscount Strathallan was killed commanding the Scottish Horse at the Battle of Culloden and his son arrived in London penniless, having escaped with the last horse from his dead fathers stable before the Red Coats burnt them out and expropriated the Estates.
Robert joined his Uncle Andrew at Drummonds Bank, founded in 1717, where he prospered making his fortune funding the British campaign against the Americans in their war of Independence. This enabled Robert to return to the style to which he had once been accustomed. He acquired Cadland in 1772, commissioning Henry Holland to build his new Seat and Capability Brown for its Park. The Bank was sold to the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1924.
The Drummonds have lived on the Solent shore for 240 years, though Cadland has only passed through 7 generations, with the current incumbent's grandfather being too old to fight in WWI and his great grandfather taking part in the last British naval battle, fought entirely under sail.
Aldred and Fiona live at Cadland with their young family, and are involved in every aspect of the Estate's many varied businesses, working hard to ensure security and longevity for the next generations to come.