This photo shows Balnagown in a run-down state in the mid 1960s before it was bought by the current owner. The core of the castle is a tower house built for the Rosses in the 14th century and greatly altered and extended in subsequent centuries. The original Ross line died out in 1711 and the castle and estate passed to an unrelated Ross family. The last of this family, Sir Charles Ross, died in Florida in 1942. His widow and her second husband tried to run the heavily encumbered estate as a sporting venture, but this was not a great success and by the time of this photograph the estate had been broken up and most of it sold off.
|Albums||Clan Ross / Places|
|Date added||January 29th, 2004|
|Added by||Tain & District Museum|