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.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Who Built Mingary? An Alternative Perspective

Mingary from the east
At an early point, the Trustees of the Mingary Castle Preservation & Restoration Trust commissioned Professor Richard Oram of Stirling University to carry out research into the history of Mingary Castle.  In one section of this work, Professor Oram looked at the question of who built the castle and, on balance, came down in favour of the MacDougals of Lorn.

Professor Oram's article has now been republished, with additional photographs and illustrations, under the 'History' tab at the top of this page, his work entitled 'Analytical and Historical Assessment'.

The Trustees are now also able to publish an alternative view of the castle's origins in a paper written by Dr James Petre, FCIS.  You'll find it under the same 'History' tab, under the title 'Who Built Mingary Castle? – An Alternative Perspective'.  Many thanks indeed to Dr Petre for allowing us to publish his paper.

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