Ashley Thompson - Roger on the left and Richard beyond him - are busy clearing and making the parapet along the top of the north wall safe, and they're exposing some fascinating architecture.
The walkway is formed of flat stones, with more, narrow, overlapping stones covering the gaps between them. I thought they were flagstones, but they're made of local schist, and Tom Addyman tells me that the system is termed 'saddle and trough'. The stones slope towards the outside, so rainwater runs down into a drain neatly sculpted from what look like blocks of sandstone, and out through drain holes. To the right there's a low parapet, and then a drop down three storeys into the north range - which would once have been covered by the slate roof.
The gap to the right is where the stairs used to come up from the west side of the courtyard....
Parts of the battlements are in remarkably good condition, but the amount of work to be done is daunting. Hopefully, it'll soon be possible to walk all round the battlements.
The Mingary Castle restoration blog was written by Jon Haylett, who lives in the local village of Kilchoan. Now that restoration is almost complete Holly and Chris Bull will take over to report on bringing the Castle back to life.