Safety Concerns Close Scottish Castle

UK£2.5 million is needed to save Scotland's historic Castle Tioram in Moidart, which has been closed due to safety concerns.

The money is needed to make repairs to the castle's stonework, even though the building is in a ruined state.

Scottish businessman Lex Brown, who owns the castle, said: "Historic Scotland’s own architects have confirmed the poor condition of the building and the need for extensive, costly consolidation work if it is to be saved for future generations. Dr McNeill has also confirmed that the castle is important first and foremost as a stronghold of the Lordship of the Isles, not as some sort of hazy Victorian ruin."