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Oblique aerial view of Lochleven Castle in the snow.

SC 800125

Description Oblique aerial view of Lochleven Castle in the snow.

Date 1984

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 800125

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 53824 CN

Scope and Content Aerial view of Lochleven Castle, Perth & Kinross This aerial view from the west, taken in 1984, shows most of the island on which the castle sits, with the tower in the centre, and the pier for the ferry from Kinross which operates in summer. There are remains of ancillary buildings within the courtyard. When Sir William Bruce built Kinross House in 1679 he aligned its axis to make this castle the focal point of the view from the garden front of the house. The island on which the castle sits was increased in size in the 1820s, when the level of the loch was reduced in the interests of land reclamation. Lochleven Castle has its origins in a tower-house of c.1400. A barmkin (walled enclosure) was added in the later 15th century, and it was modified in the 16th century for the Regent Morton. It is notorious for its use as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots in 1567-8, and by her escape with the aid of a page-boy. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

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