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TITLE
Erchless Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_308
PLACENAME
Erchless Castle
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30940
KEYWORDS
castles
Erchless Castle
Chisholm clan
Chisholms
clans
Beauly
Erchless Castle

Erchless Castle stands at the foot of Strathglass near Struy, approximately 8 miles (13km) south west of Beauly. The castle was the ancestral home of the Chisholm family since the 15th century.

The Chisholms were originally a border clan who moved north in the 15th century. The Erchless castle which stands today is estimated to originate in the 17th century and underwent significant alteration during the 19th century.

It has been been brought to our attention that the head gardener at Erchless Castle during the 1910s was a Mr. John MacMillan.

This illustration is taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 2' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Erchless Castle

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

1870s

castles; Erchless Castle; Chisholm clan; Chisholms; clans; Beauly

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Erchless Castle stands at the foot of Strathglass near Struy, approximately 8 miles (13km) south west of Beauly. The castle was the ancestral home of the Chisholm family since the 15th century. <br /> <br /> The Chisholms were originally a border clan who moved north in the 15th century. The Erchless castle which stands today is estimated to originate in the 17th century and underwent significant alteration during the 19th century. <br /> <br /> It has been been brought to our attention that the head gardener at Erchless Castle during the 1910s was a Mr. John MacMillan.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 2' ed. by John S. Keltie