The weather over the last week has been.... terrible. Some 200mm, four inches, of rain has fallen, causing water to pour through the walls of the castle, and when builder Mark Thompson had to rush down to Glasgow last weekend to pick up urgently-needed materials, the main A82 road he was returning along was blocked by landslips and the Corran ferry was off due to high winds, so he slept two nights parked at the roadside.
Despite these dismal conditions, building has continued apace, and one of the main areas of development has been along the battlements.
As with most castles, when Mingary Castle was under siege, the main defence came from the tops of the walls - the battlements - which consisted of a walkway protected by an outer wall. This wall had crenellations - higher parts, the merlons, separated by lower sections, the embrasures.
The full effect won't be visible until the outer scaffolding comes down.