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‘Heritage Listed and Other Trusts Sites World Wide’, Feb. ’10, with thanks.
Dunscaith Castle also known as Dun Sgathaich Castle, is a ruined castle on the coast of the Isle of Skye, in the Parish of Sleat. Climbing across the drawbridge to the now grassy top affords a wonderful view of blahbein and the awe inspiring black cuillin ridge.
Originally the castle belonged to the Clan MacDonald of Sleat. At some time in the 14th century it was taken from them by the Clan MacLeod and held briefly by the MacAskills, allies of the MacLeods but it was recaptured by the MacDonalds sometime in the 15th century.
The castle was then captured by King James I of Scotland when the Chief of the Clan Donald, Lord of the Isles was broken by King James I. The MacDonalds were allowed to keep possession of the castle. The MacDonalds abandoned the castle in the early 17th century.
Canon EOS 400D 18-55mm lens