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, 5 August 2014

Progress on the North Range

With the workforce down to four - several of the men are away on holiday - progress on the castle just at the moment is steady rather than spectacular.  The east and central gables in the north range, with their chimney stacks, are now complete, and stonemason H is seen here working on the west gable.

Nick Smith is completing the process of laying the 'felt', a polypropylene breather membrane which, while air permeable, will help to keep Ardnamurchan's rain out.

This lies on top of the sarking boards, and now awaits the laying of the slates which will cover the whole roof except for the flat areas above the windows on the north side of the building.

The laying of the plyboard flooring is almost complete - this picture shows the attic room - while the Swedish students Lars and Adam are soldiering on with the pointing.


  1. Great occasion to observe the quality of the workmanship and the integration of wood structures within such an historical building.
    Thank you.

  2. Fantastic to see the castle being restored! There are ruins aplenty waiting to crumble so great to see one being saved! Looking forward to seeing it when it's finished.