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TITLE
Brochel Castle, Raasay
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_03_046_0127
PLACENAME
Raasay
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
Highland Council Planning Dept.
ASSET ID
14656
KEYWORDS
castles
ruins
Brochel Castle, Raasay

The remains of Brochel castle stand on a sandstone stack overlooking the Inner Sound on the north east side of the Island of Raasay. Once a traditional stronghold of the Clan MacSween, the castle is thought to have been built by the first chief of the MacLeods of Raasay. He was Calum MacGillichaluim, younger son of Calum MacLeod the 9th Chief of the MacLeods of Lewis. No documentary evidence exists to confirm the date of its construction but it is mentioned in documents in 1549 and again in a military survey of the late 16th century.

The MacLeod Chiefs of Raasay remained in residence until the late 17th century when they appear to have moved to their other tower house at Clachan. This line of the MacLeod Clan emigrated to Tasmania.

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Brochel Castle, Raasay

INVERNESS: Portree

1970s

castles; ruins

Highland Council Planning Dept.

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The remains of Brochel castle stand on a sandstone stack overlooking the Inner Sound on the north east side of the Island of Raasay. Once a traditional stronghold of the Clan MacSween, the castle is thought to have been built by the first chief of the MacLeods of Raasay. He was Calum MacGillichaluim, younger son of Calum MacLeod the 9th Chief of the MacLeods of Lewis. No documentary evidence exists to confirm the date of its construction but it is mentioned in documents in 1549 and again in a military survey of the late 16th century. <br /> <br /> The MacLeod Chiefs of Raasay remained in residence until the late 17th century when they appear to have moved to their other tower house at Clachan. This line of the MacLeod Clan emigrated to Tasmania.