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TITLE
Redcastle, Beauly Firth
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DONALD_REDCASTLE01
PLACENAME
Redcastle
DISTRICT
Avoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Killearnan
DATE OF IMAGE
2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Janine Donald
SOURCE
Janine Donald
ASSET ID
22401
KEYWORDS
castles
Redcastle, Beauly Firth

The ruins of Redcastle occupy the site of an ancient castle. It is said that William the Lion built his fortress of Ederdour at Redcastle in the 12th century. In 1230 the estate belonged to Sir John Bysset and in 1278 to Sir Andrew de Besco. In the mid-15th century the Black Isle was annexed to the crown but around 100 years later, Redcastle came into the possession of the MacKenzies. The present castle was probably built for Rory Mackenzie in 1641, the date displayed in the east gable. In 1649 the castle was sacked by the Covenanters. It was sold in 1790 and remodelled in 1840 by William Burn for Colonel Hugh Baillie of Dochfour

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Redcastle, Beauly Firth

ROSS: Killearnan

2000s

castles

Janine Donald

The ruins of Redcastle occupy the site of an ancient castle. It is said that William the Lion built his fortress of Ederdour at Redcastle in the 12th century. In 1230 the estate belonged to Sir John Bysset and in 1278 to Sir Andrew de Besco. In the mid-15th century the Black Isle was annexed to the crown but around 100 years later, Redcastle came into the possession of the MacKenzies. The present castle was probably built for Rory Mackenzie in 1641, the date displayed in the east gable. In 1649 the castle was sacked by the Covenanters. It was sold in 1790 and remodelled in 1840 by William Burn for Colonel Hugh Baillie of Dochfour