Once the family seat of Clan Sinclair and home to the Earls of Caithness, Castle Sinclair Girnigoe dates back to the 15th century.
In 1577, George Sinclair, the 4th Earl of Caithness, imprisoned his own son John, Master of Caithness, in Castle Girnigoe, on suspicion of rebelling against his rule. He was held there for seven years, after which his father fed him a diet of salted beef, with nothing to drink, so that he eventually died insane from thirst.
The 5th Earl of Caithness rebuilt large parts of the castle in the early 1600s, and in 1651 it was seized by Cromwell’s troops and used as his major stronghold in the North for 9 years. The 6th Earl sold the land and the title to a cousin, Campbell of Glenorchy. As a result of this exchange, a dispute arose between Glenorchy and the remaining Sinclairs over these rights, which resulted in the last clan battle at Altimarlach, near Wick. It was about then that the castle became ruined and has remained so ever since.
The complex passed out of the Sinclair family but was bought back in the 1950s and donated to a trust set up for its preservation in 1999.
WMF listed the castle on the 2002 Watch. The listing increased public awareness of the site and concern for its survival. In collaboration with the Clan Sinclair Trust, Historic Scotland, Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise, the Highland Council, and the Heritage Lottery Fund, WMF provided a grant in 2003 through the Kress Foundation and the Wilson Challenge for the survey, documentation, and stabilization of the castle.
Image by @alex.mazurov —————————————————
#scotland #scottish #passionpassport #dronestagram #lovescotland #historicscotland #gameoftones #scotland_greatshots #scottishhighlands #visitscotland #travelinggram #thisisscotland #dronephotography #scotspirit #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #scotlandsbeauty #visituk #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #nc500 #gameofthrones #castlesofscotland #instascotland #mytinyatlas #beautifuldestinations
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe 📷 Photo location
the of and in castle a to sinclair for caithness th was his s scotland clan earl he glenorchy years which with that as by it so on its back trust girnigoe family wmf through grant out provided bought lottery heritage kress but council highland enterprise fund donated sutherland watch historic collaboration survival concern set site up awareness public preservation listing listed increased once foundation discoverglobe scotspirit ig worldclub igersscotland goexplore scotlandsbeauty visituk discoverearth thisisscotland roamtheplanet earthfocus nc gameofthrones castlesofscotland instascotland mytinyatlas dronephotography travelinggram wilson scottish challenge survey documentation stabilization image alex mazurov complex visitscotland passionpassport dronestagram lovescotland historicscotland gameoftones greatshots scottishhighlands passed rights since nothing father fed him diet salted beef drink seven eventually died insane from thirst rebuilt after there parts imprisoned seat home earls dates century george own held son john master suspicion rebelling against rule large early ever altimarlach over these resulted last battle at near remaining wick about then became ruined has remained sinclairs between seized sold cromwell troops used major stronghold north land arose title cousin campbell result this exchange dispute beautifuldestinations
This buttons will redirect you to instagram.com.
Definitely one of my favourites 😀
Just a stunning shot...thank you 💙
His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay is patron of the Clan Sinclair Trust.
The fookin' Sinclairs! 😠
I see a dragon head
Spettacolare suggestivo meraviglioso
I didn't know good traders can still be found here.. I’m so happy trading with you Mr Amos Bauer @protrader_amos you’re indeed exempted from others after making $5,000 on binary trading In Days I was really surprised because I thought he was a not true , I'm grateful and I recommend him, you can DM @protrader_amos to change your life.
Incredible perspective in this 👌👌
I see the dog