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.
Saturday, 7 September 2013
The eastern end of the moat is now clear of scaffolding, and the platform is in place to the right of the photo so it's now possible to walk straight onto it from the car park in front of the castle. The scaffolders have been working hard to get this far: they worked until four this afternoon, Saturday, even though the stormy weather brought both heavy rain and, in the sultry conditions between downpours, a plague of Highland midges.
It's amazing how quickly the local wildlife have adapted to the new environment. The small birds seem to love flying from one scaffolding perch to another. This is a pied wagtail....
....and this looks is one of the pipits, perhaps a rock pipit.