HU4039 : Scalloway Castle, the First Floor

taken 3 years ago, near to Scalloway, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Scalloway Castle, the First Floor
Scalloway Castle, the First Floor
Scalloway Castle was built in 1599/1600 for Earl Patrick Stewart, the spectacularly unpopular tyrannical ruler of the Northern Isles. He managed to upset just about everyone from the ordinary people to whom he was an appalling oppressive landlord, through his fellow nobles who he treated with disdain, to, eventually, his former friend (and relation) King James VI (later James I of England). His activities finally caught up with him, and he was executed for treason in 1615 - Not many wept!
The castle itself is an approximate L, with a massive tower 8m square attached to the main hall block 18m by 8m. Originally of four stories above ground plus cellars, only the ground and first floors are now accessible as the interior ceilings above the first floor have gone.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 404 392 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:8.1363N 1:16.4396W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 404 392
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Sixteenth Century  16th Century  Castle  Ruins  Shetland 

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