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KILDRUMMY CASTLE (In Ruins)) Kildrummy Castle (Ruins of)
Kildrummy Castle (Ruins of)
Kildrummy Castle (Ruins of)
Kildrummy Castle (Ruins of)
Statistical Account 1843
Collections of the Shires Aberdeen & Banff 1843
L. Duncan's Plan & Pamphlet.
Revd. [Reverend] John Christie. The Manse.
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Kildrummy Castle (Ruins of)
The Queen appears to have left the Castle ere this catastrophe happened, at least she did not fall into the hands of the English until after she had escaped into Ross-shire. Some accounts state that Niel Bruce perished in the flames, along with hundreds of other persons, others, that he was made prisoner, underwent a mock trial, and was ignominiously put to death by the invaders. The treacherous blacksmith received a reward befitting his deserts, the English Commander ordering the sum of gold, for which the wretch had stipulated, to be poured down his throat in a melted state, which of course caused his immediate death. It appears to have been quickly rebuilt, as, in 1335, the adherents of Edward Baliol together with the English auxiliaries, invested it, but some chiefs of the opposite party were able to muster a sufficient force, not only to raise the siege, but to give battle to the beleaguering army on an elevated moor called the Glaschoil. Here the friends of Bruce obtained a decisive victory. Amongst those of the vanguished who fell, was Lord Arthur Cumming, over whose grave is an immense pile of stones. Numerous other tumuli lie scattered along the heath, which is now covered with young wood. After this period it comes little into notice in the history of Scotland. Its owners, the Earls of Mar, often held high offices of trust at Court, and, of course, found it more convenient to reside at Alloa or Stirling. Their baronial mansion was thus, from its situation, exempted from the vicissitudes of faction, which so long agitated the south parts of the kingdom, and its formidable defences secured it from the attacks of the Gordons, Forbesses, and other turbulent tribes of its own neighbourhood.
Soon after the forfeiture of the Earl of Mar, for his share in the Rebellion of 1715, a body of the royalist troops dismantled and partly demolished the noble mansion of his ancestors, and thenceforth it was used as a quarry, whence materials for houses, fences, and the like could be obtained with little trouble. See No.6
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