Glengorm Castle

Glengorm Castle was built in 1860 for James Forsyth; it looks like a story book castle. James Forsyth was the laird of the Dervaig Clearances which forced hundreds of people out of their homes. It is said that the laird asked a local woman what she thought would be a good name for the castle. She suggested Glengorm and he agreed. Little did the laird realise that this was Gaelic for Blue Glen – a reference to the blue smoke that filled the air when so many of the houses were destroyed on his orders.

Glengorm Castle 01

Glengorm Castle 02

It is on the north of the Isle of Mull and still lived in which in this instance meant it we couldn’t look round it. We did however wander around it the location is stunning looking out to sea with nothing other than the odd boat letting you know there are other people around.

View From Glengorm Castle


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