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TITLE
Cluny Castle at Laggan near Newtonmore
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0295
PLACENAME
Laggan
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Laggan
DATE OF IMAGE
1912
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32200
KEYWORDS
castles
Clan MacPherson
Andrew Carnegie
Queen Victoria
postcards
Cluny Castle at Laggan near Newtonmore

This postcard shows Cluny Castle at Laggan near Newtonmore, the hereditary home of the MacPherson clan chiefs. The original castle was destroyed by government forces in 1746 but a new mansion house was built on the site in 1805.

Andrew Carnegie and his wife rented Cluny Castle for their summer holidays and tried to buy it before buying Skibo. Queen Victoria also came close to buying Cluny but bad weather put her off and she bought Balmoral instead.

The direct line of the MacPhersons of Cluny died out in 1943 and the house was sold

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Cluny Castle at Laggan near Newtonmore

INVERNESS: Laggan

1910s

castles; Clan MacPherson; Andrew Carnegie; Queen Victoria; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Cluny Castle at Laggan near Newtonmore, the hereditary home of the MacPherson clan chiefs. The original castle was destroyed by government forces in 1746 but a new mansion house was built on the site in 1805. <br /> <br /> Andrew Carnegie and his wife rented Cluny Castle for their summer holidays and tried to buy it before buying Skibo. Queen Victoria also came close to buying Cluny but bad weather put her off and she bought Balmoral instead. <br /> <br /> The direct line of the MacPhersons of Cluny died out in 1943 and the house was sold