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TITLE
Castle Tioram, Moidart
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_182A
PLACENAME
Castle Tioram
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29023
KEYWORDS
Argyllshire
castles
jacobites
Castle Tioram, Moidart

Castle Tioram is located on the small tidal island of Eilean Tioram on Loch Moidart. The earliest part of the castle, the curtain wall, probably dates from the 13th century. The castle was modified at various times over the centuries until it was abandoned in 1715. Castle Tioram became the seat of the MacDonalds of Clanranald when John of Isla granted the castle and various lands to his son Ranald, the first chief of the Clanranald, in the late 14th century.

In 1692 the castle was seized by government troops after it became clear that Allan, the 14th chief of Clanranald, was a supporter of the Jacobite cause. The castle was used as a garrison until 1715, when Allan recaptured it. It is thought that he then ordered the castle to be burnt down.

Because of the poor condition of the castle, it has been closed to the public since 1998. In 2002 the current owners were refused permission to restore the castle after a public inquiry.

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Castle Tioram, Moidart

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

1970s

Argyllshire; castles; jacobites

J I R Martin

Castle Tioram is located on the small tidal island of Eilean Tioram on Loch Moidart. The earliest part of the castle, the curtain wall, probably dates from the 13th century. The castle was modified at various times over the centuries until it was abandoned in 1715. Castle Tioram became the seat of the MacDonalds of Clanranald when John of Isla granted the castle and various lands to his son Ranald, the first chief of the Clanranald, in the late 14th century. <br /> <br /> In 1692 the castle was seized by government troops after it became clear that Allan, the 14th chief of Clanranald, was a supporter of the Jacobite cause. The castle was used as a garrison until 1715, when Allan recaptured it. It is thought that he then ordered the castle to be burnt down. <br /> <br /> Because of the poor condition of the castle, it has been closed to the public since 1998. In 2002 the current owners were refused permission to restore the castle after a public inquiry.