Jean

Jean

Posted on 09/11/2014


Photo taken on July  9, 2014



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Glengorm Castle

Glengorm Castle
The Mishnish estate was purchased in 1856 by James Forsyth of Quinish.[1] He cleared the existing township of Sorne to make way for the new house, which was completed in 1860. The house was designed by Kinnear and Peddie in a Scots Baronial style. Forsyth was a hated figure on the island. He cleared the crofters from the area by bullying and concerted pressure. One old woman had a title to her land which Forsyth took from her and throwing it into the fire told her she had a week to leave. Upon his return he was meet by the woman and the local minister who had kept the original. Forsyth incadescent with rage decided to fence her in so that she could not leave to get provisions. However the woman managed very well. It was said that men climbed the cliffs near by to bring provisions. When Forsyth was building the castle he was told by an old woman he would never live in the place. He died just before it was opened. Forsyth when building asked an elderly woman what he should call his splendid new house, she said call it Glengorm, he did not understand that it means blue smoke a comment on the peat smoke that would no longer be seen from the houses of the people he had made homeless

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12 comments - The latest ones
Jorlam
Jorlam
an interesting potted history - thank you.. an interesting view of the house too - in it's isolated splendour of Mull....
4 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
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Thank for sharing
4 years ago.
Jean Luc Riendeau
Jean Luc Riendeau
It looks like in a fairy book, although the history is quite tragic. I found your information very interesting.
4 years ago.
Jenasis44
Jenasis44
A fairy tale picture with a dark past:)
4 years ago.
Indira Nair
Indira Nair
Lovely sun lit landscape!
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Impressive view
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Karma has a habit of coming back to bite.... and he was deseredly savaged.

Beautiful photo.... nasty man !
4 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Superbe panorama !
4 years ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Superbe panorama!!
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
A stunning capture Jean, best on full screen without a doubt
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
I like the way you've captured so much of the surroundings to the castle. It seems to fit into the landscape.
Have a great weekend.
4 years ago.
SMUDGEYSMITH
SMUDGEYSMITH
Wow great shot and interesting info
4 years ago.