Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Tour Scotland Video Photographs Daffodils Lordscairnie Castle North Fife
Tour Scotland wee video photographs of daffodils by Lordscairnie Castle, Fife, Scotland. This ruin is situated near Moonzie, 2.5 miles north east of Cupar, in Fife. Cairnie was a property of the Lindsay family, later Earls of Crawford, from 1355. The tower was constructed around 1500 by Alexander Lindsay of Auchtermoonzie. The second son of the 4th earl of Crawford, Alexander subsequently became 7th earl, inheriting the earldom from his nephew who was killed at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. According to John Knox, King James V of Scotland visited the castle just before his death in 1542, to visit the earl's daughter who was " one of his whores ". It was unoccupied in the 17th century, and was used for religious meetings by an outlawed Episcopal congregation. It was later used for agricultural purposes.
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