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.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Mingary in the Sunshine
With the weather taking a turn for the better, we were out walking along the beach to the east of Mingary on Monday enjoying the views across the bay to the castle. The low, rocky point which sticks out into the Sound of Mull to the immediate left of the castle is Rubh' a' Mhile, off which a ship was sunk during the siege of Mingary in 1645.
The castle's repointed walls now catch the sunlight so the building stands out against the darker hills.
In this picture, the distant houses of Ormsaigbeg, one of West Ardnamurchan's crofting townships, can be seen in the distance.
The castle is seen here from the Ardnamurchan Estate's lands to the east of Mingary, with the hills of Maol Buidhe and Druim na Gearr Leacainn in the distance.