"Colonel Robertson entered the Madras army in 1833, and retired in 1864, and during that long service of thirty one years the Indian Government had not a more zealous, hard-working, or devoted servant.....his natural talent for engineering surmounted difficulties of no ordinary kind....but great as were Colonel Robertson's claims to admiration as a successful and accomplished engineer, and though the Lahore and Peshawar Road and the Indus Tunnel are his monuments in India, his intimate friends will dwell for his pure and honourable character and...his kind, unselfish, and genial disposition."
Upon his retirement from the Indian Army in 1864, Alaric Robertson returned to Scotland, where he married music teacher Mary Nicoll in June in Newport, Fife. They purchased a home in Lundin Links around that time, and it came to be named after the Murree area of India (now part of Pakistan). The site of the town of Murree was initially established as a sanatorium for British troops c1850 but it developed into the summer capital of the Punjab during British Raj and is still a hill-station summer resort. Also known as "The Queen of the Hills", Murree is a cool, green, mountainous area with magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir. Colonel Robertson must have remembered the area fondly and brought the name with him to Lundin Links. Although he died in 1869 at the age of 53, his widow retained Murree Lodge until her death there in 1893. The house name lived on for another few decades before being changed to something which was presumably more meaningful to the then owners.