List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Site of SKIRLING CASTLE Site of Skirling Castle
Site of Skirling Castle
Site of Skirling Castle
George Ramsay Par. [Parish] School
Robert Noble Skirling
Adam Proudfoot
011 [Situation] About 12 Chains W. by S. [West by south] from Skirling Church

This is pointed out, by the authorities Quoted, as the Site of the ancient Castle of Skirling, which was, according to the Stat. [Statistical] Account, in the 16th Century the property of Sir James Cockburn; and who, by his connexion with Queen Mary's adherents, became obnoxious to the triumphant party. By Command of the Regent Murray his Castle of Skirling was demolished in 1568 and was never afterwards rebuilt. All that remains to mark its Site is a Small mound and the faint traces of what appears to have been a Moat surrounding the Castle, as shown on Trace The Site is in the Glebe a short distance North from the Manse.

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Parish of Skirling -- Sheet 11 No 11 -- Trace 4

[Note] -- (Demolished 1568)

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See also pages 37 and 38

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