The Mingary Castle blog is written by Jon Haylett, who lives in the local village of Kilchoan.
Friday, 17 April 2015
R&B Electrical & Renewables is back. When I came in he was working with Chris in the kitchen to instal the datalink cabling. There's some urgency in this as the last section of plasterboard needs to be finished and the place plastered as soon as possible, because the kitchen fitters are arriving on Monday.
J-P may be the boss of his own, very successful building firm today, but he's a plasterer by trade, so it was very interesting to go upstairs with him to meet....
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Now that a decision has been made on the future of the dungeon, stonemason Damien is working on the stone walls which are badly decayed in places. Access will be by a lift, comprising a platform which, when up, will seal the dungeon and provide a safe crossing to the garderobe, but which will lower to enable the dungeon to be reached.
Imagine the thoughts of its one-time prisoners had they known that, one day, the room would be filled with fine wines!
Friday, 27 March 2015
Thursday, 19 March 2015
In the right-hand bottom corner of the picture can be seen the start of the work in the courtyard, where a curved retaining wall....
Thursday, 12 March 2015
To Damien's left is a short, narrow passage leading to the eastern garderobe, where....
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Design Glass earlier this week can now be found by climbing around the exterior scaffolding - this one is in the east wall - but by going....