The Mingary Castle restoration blog was written by Jon Haylett, who lives in the local village of Kilchoan. Now that restoration is almost complete Holly and Chris Bull will take over to report on bringing the Castle back to life.
Thursday, 26 June 2014
In this picture we're looking at upper part of the west range, the building that used to house, at various stages, a kitchen, stable, forge, storage areas and sleeping accommodation. The plan for its future is that it will become accommodation for the housekeeper who will look after the clients who rent the castle on a weekly basis.
Monday, 23 June 2014
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Friday, 13 June 2014
Thursday, 5 June 2014
All the oak lintels in the north curtain wall have a layer of slates above them to protect them from water seeping down through the wall. The slates slope gently towards the outside of the wall to lead the water away.
This morning Mark was working with the lads clearing out the floor area in the chapel. The roof is still supported, and the next job, now that the walls are stable and can take the metal brackets, will be to get concrete lintels in to form the ceiling.