Gilbert de Moray, the bishop of Caithness. And was
one of the largest and most powerful early castles
in Scotland. Kildrummy was captured by Edward
the 1st in 1296. The Scots recaptured the castle
in 1306 by a garrison lead by Nigel Bruce, younger
brother of Robert the Bruce.
Scottish legends say that a traitor set the castle
on fire, allowing the English to capture Nigel
Bruce and his garrison, who were then executed
by hanging. The traitor was rewarded with
much gold....poured molten down his throat.
much of what you see is a mock castle, rebuilt
in 1835. The original castle was a strategically
important stronghold along the River Ness.
The castle was besieged many times by
both the Scots and the English. Captured by
Edward the 1st and recaptured back by
Robert the Bruce.
Knock Castle is a former stronghold of the MacDonalds.
It lies on the Isle of Skye, along the eastern side of Knock Bay.
The castle was constructed by the Clan MacLeod
and later captured by the Clan MacDonald in the late
15th century. Ownership of the castle passed between
the two clans several times. It was remodeled in 1596 by the MacDonalds. By 1689 the castle was abandoned and started to decay. Most of the stones were then used for nearby buildings.
The castle is haunted by a Green Lady, a ghost associated
with the fortunes of the family who occupy the castle.
The ghost will appear happy if good news is to come,
if there is bad news she will weep.