The Mingary Castle blog is written by Jon Haylett, who lives in the local village of Kilchoan.
Friday, 29 August 2014
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Thursday, 14 August 2014
This walkway is the subject of some minor concern. The castle - as all good castles should - has always housed bats, but they have been monitored throughout the work by Direct Ecology. The bats left the north range some time ago but it's possible that some may have taken up residence in gaps in the battlements, so someone from DE has been asked to come and check on their welfare.
craic' - or, as the two Yorkshiremen termed it, the 'crack'.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
In this picture, taken from the northeast and looking across the Sound of Mull to Mull, the whole castle and its sheath of scaffolding looks as if it's leaning to the left. This effect seems to be particularly evident in today's post, where several pictures show vertical structures - which the castle still is - appearing to lean perilously.
Friday, 25 July 2014
One of the most interesting aspects of my regular visits to the castle has been meeting the workmen. Most are either specialists or have been in the trade some time, but both last week and this I met younger men who are up here experiencing an almost unique opportunity.