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.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
The Excavated Courtyard
One of the last things lead archaeologist Tom Addyman did before he left the castle last Thursday was to take a series of photographs of the castle courtyard from the south battlements. By that time a stiff westerly wind was blowing, bringing in heavy rain. Despite this, the composite picture Tom has put together came out well.
The south battlements have only just become accessible with the steady growth of the exterior scaffolding. When this is finished in the next couple of weeks, the scaffolders will set to work on the courtyard, so it was the last chance to take a picture of this area before it becomes part of the new building complex.