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.
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Mingary Castle in the 1890s
This photograph of Mingary Castle has been sent me by Iain Thornber, a local archaeologist and historian who lives on Morvern. Iain writes a weekly column in the Oban Times, our local paper.
Iain dates the picture to some time in the 1890s.
The nearest equivalent picture I have in my library is this one, taken from a little further away and not so far out on the rocks - and before the scaffolding went up. The main differences one notices are that two of the chimneys have gone. Otherwise, the castle has survived the 120 years remarkably well.
Next time we have a very low tide, I'll try to get out on the wave-cut platform and take the identical view.
Many thanks to Iain for letting us publish his photograph.