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Oblique aerial view.

KR 489

Description Oblique aerial view.

Date 1971

Collection John Dewar

Catalogue Number KR 489

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 800126

Scope and Content Aerial view of Lochleven Castle, Perth & Kinross This aerial view from the south, taken in 1971, shows the five-storeyed tower in its barmkin, which probably incorporates 14th-century masonry. Note the round tower in the angle on the right. The pier to the right is for the ferry from Kinross, operated in the summer months for visitors to the castle. 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.

External Reference 5999/4-6, 9-10


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