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Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker – a picturesque castle surrounded by water located 25 miles north of Oban on the west coast of Scotland. Castle Stalker – in the Gaelic, Stalcaire, meaning Hunter or Falconer – is believed originally to have been the site of a Fortalice (a small fortified building) belonging to the MacDougalls when they were Lords of Lorn, and built around 1320. The MacDougalls lost their title after their defeat by King Bruce at Brander Pass in 1308 but regained it for a period after 1328. In about 1388 the Lordship of Lorn passed to the Stewarts, the lands including Castle Stalker. It is believed that Castle Stalker, much in its present form, was built by the then Lord of Lorn, Sir John Stewart, who had an illegitimate son in 1446, and it is reasonable to suppose that he built and occupied the Castle about that time. In 1463 Sir John Stewart was keen to legitimise his son by getting married to his Mother, a MacLaren, at Dunstaffnage when he was murdered outside the church by Alan MacCoul, a renegade MacDougall, although he survived long enough to complete the marriage and legitimise his son, Dugald, who became the First Chief of Appin. The Stewarts had their revenge on MacCoul at the Battle of Stalc in 1468 opposite the Castle when the Stewarts and MacLaren together defeated the MacDougalls, and Alan MacCoul was killed by Dugald himself. The site of this Battle is marked by a memorial stone in the Churchyard in Portnacroish.

Sligachan Bridge

Sligachan Bridge

Elgol Sunset

Elgol

Reflexion

Isle of skye

Elgol peace

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Pap of Glencoe

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Three sister waterfall

Fairy Pools

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Fairy Pools

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Water tree

three sisters waterfall

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Three Sister path

Three Sister path

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View to the Glen Etive

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Celtic Green smooth

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Isle of Skye, highlands - Scotland

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Druid fall

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Harry Potter train

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Eilean Donan Castle II

Eilean Donan Castle

Cairns

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Skye House

house Skye Island

Loch Tulla

Loch Tulla

Elgol sunset

Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland