Kinloch Castle :: Shared Description

James Bullough bought Isle of Rum 1886 for £35,000. His Son George inherited much of the family fortune and spent £15 million (in today's money) constructing the castle. Building began in 1897 with 300 craftsmen, and was finished in 1900.
The red sandstone was from a quarry in Corrie, Arran.
For the gardens 250,000 tons of soil was imported, a walled garden and greenhouses built, water features, bridges and appropriate ornaments. The greenhouses were for peaches and grapes and other fruit associated with the Mediterranean. Sir George died in 1939 leaving the castle to his wife who in turn sold it to Scottish Natural Heritage for around £1 per acre.
Sadly the castle has fallen into disrepair but SNH are paying for the upkeep. The hostel in the back will have to move however. The building featured in BBC's 'restoration' in 2003.
by Ashley Dace

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NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Boots by the fireplace. by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle - Sitting Room by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Rhouma Ships Bell by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Anne Burgess
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Folly and Halival by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle - Telephone by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Private Dentistry by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : The Smoking Room - Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : The ballroom - Kinloch by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Large Fish by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Robert Stalham
NM4099 : Lady Monica's Room by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Surround Shower Power by Ashley Dace
NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Anne Burgess


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Created: Thu, 14 Jul 2011, Updated: Fri, 3 Aug 2012

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