Andrew Bradford, Laird of Kincardine Castle, is a published author and two of his books are currently on sale. If you are interested in viewing or buying either publication, please click on the appropriate links below.


Escape from Saint-Valéry-en-Caux by Andrew Bradford

Published by The History Press Ltd. January 2009

ISBN: 9780752444314

The dramatic story of Captain Berenger Colborne Bradford, Adjutant of the 1st Battalion Black Watch, Escape from Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, compiled by his son using diaries and letters, coded messages, and correspondence between his family and the War Office in their desperate effort to hear news of his safety. This book tells of Captain Bradford’s experiences between 1939 and 1941, during which time he was in the thick of the action in France, leading up to the surrender of the Highland Division at Saint-Valéry-en-Caux in June 1940. While being marched into captivity Capt. Bradford managed to escape once from the Germans and then seven further times from the Vichy French. (Escape from Saint-Valéry-en-Caux) This account details his journey to safety in Gibraltar, spanning France, Spain, and North Africa, including a night crossing of the Pyrenees and an astonishing 700-mile voyage in a 17 ft. sailing boat.

Escape from Saint-Valéry-en-Caux Price £20.00 + p&p of £5.00 for P&P –  Mainland UK Stnd’ 2nd class Royal Mail delivery.

for all other regions please enquire first, outside UK mainland.


Sorry – SOLD OUT – but you should be able to find used copies here.

Sales of this book contributed towards the purchase and re-development of the Black Watch Museum, Perth.

A Little Bit of Heaven – The Story of Kincardine Estate

A lavishly illustrated ‘coffee-table’ book about Kincardine Castle and Kincardine Estate in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

It makes an excellent souvenir for those who’ve enjoyed Kincardine Castle’s legendary hospitality.

Beyond the pictures there’s far more, however, and you can learn about Macbeth, King Malcolm Canmore, Jane Austen, the Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, artists, wartime heroism and escape (all parts of the family history) as well as the running of a modern diverse country estate and castle.

You can preview and purchase the book here.  

Find Out More

Would you like to learn more about our Publications? Please get in touch with our friendly team for more information.


Contact Us


Some kind words from our previous guests…

“Thanks to Andrew and Nicola’s hospitality and their extraordinary home. We forgot we were on a business meeting. Absolutely a superb experience”.

We forgot