Old Photograph Muness Castle Unst Shetland Scotland

Old photograph of Muness Castle on the Island of Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland. The castle was built from 1598 for Laurence Bruce of Cultmalindie, half brother to Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney. Earl Robert was succeeded by his son Patrick in 1593. The building may have been constructed under the direction of Andrew Crawford, Earl Patrick's master of works, who also oversaw construction of Scalloway Castle and the Earl's Palace at Kirkwall, Orkney. In 1627 the castle was burnt down, and may never have been fully repaired.

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