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Four Castles
Old Man Of Wick - Sinclair & Girnigoe - Keiss - Ackergill Tower
And A Keiss Broch
20 October 2002

On Sunday 20 October Geoff Leet led a group round four well known castles and a broch at Keiss as an unplanned extra.   The weather was cold and on one occasion showery but fortunately it appeared at its heaviest when the group was sheltered in Girnigoe Castle.


Geoff gave an account of the ownership of the castles at each location although Castle of Old Wick being so old there may be some doubt as to some of the movement of the castles ownership.   Generally the day remained sunny and everyone managed to have their lunch at Keiss harbour in the sunshine.

Along the way amongst a great many bits of information were snippets that at the borttom of the garden of Keiss Castle (the later one) is a collection of stones from a variety of Brochs gathered by Tres Barry who dug possibly the greatest number of brochs in the north in the nineteenth century.

The photo gallery of the day contains a few pictures but the bulk of the pictures will be added to the castle galleries.  Your photographer could not stay for Ackergill Tower the last one of the day.

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