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.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
We've seen only the most the occasional of breaks in the longest run of wet and windy weather that anyone on the peninsula can remember, so moments such as the one pictured have been rare.
I was down at the castle this morning to look at progress, to find that all the workmen are currently doing the pointing of the interior walls of the courtyard. There's little else that can be done until the weather picks up. Hopefully, this will happen by mid-March, when builder John-Paul Ashley of Ashley Thompson is planning to have a much larger workforce in place. They'll start by pointing the whole of the exterior of the castle, and to ensure that they can work in any weather, the scaffolding will be covered with a weatherproof 'skin'.
That Paul and his men have had such dire weather is singularly unfortunate - but what never ceases to amaze me is how cheerful they have remained throughout.