Saturday, 25 February 2017

Old Photograph Shuna Castle Scotland


Old photograph of Shuna Castle on the Island of Shuna, one of the Slate Islands lying east of Luing, on the west coast of Scotland. In 1815, James Yates, a Glasgow native living in Woodville in Devon, England, bought the island from Colonel McDonald of Lynedale. In 1829 Yates bequeathed the island in trust to the magistrates and council of Glasgow, with profits from the estate divide two fifths to the city, two fifths to Glasgow University and one fifth to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Shuna Castle was built in 1911 by adventurer and philanthropist George Alexander MacLean Buckleyas. It fell into disrepair in the 1980s when the cost of maintenance become too great.



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