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Castle Cluggy


Added on 15 October 2019

THE SCOTTISH CASTLES ASSOCIATION'S TOUR of Perthshire in September 2019 visited Castle Cluggy. Their president, Professor Richard Oram, met Castle Cluggy Trust's head trustee and provided some further insight into Castle Cluggy:

"The dying back of vegetation in the six weeks since we were there allowed some closer inspection and there is clearly phasing evident in the stonework on the north side of the standing building. There appears also to be an intramural latrine closet and garderobe shaft at the NW angle, from 1st floor level. What appear to be fireplace recesses are visible on 1st- and 2nd-floor levels in the North and West walls respectively. The small windows with pistol holes below do look like insertions. There is evidence for building 'lifts' in the stonework internally and externally. Floor levels have clearly been altered, so we are looking at two main phases in the main building that is visible at present, with a possible third, early, phase represented in the masonry on the North side."