Clan Buchanan - Buchanan Castle


Buchanan Castle 1990.

Clarior hinc honos
"Brighter hence the honour".

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Buchanan Castle 1990
Buchanan Castle 1997
A Marriage at the Castle
Buchanan Castle 2002

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Last Update: November 12, 2002.

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Buchanan Castle 1990

The Buchanan castle was built by the 4th duke of Montrose after the Buchanan House was destroyed by fire in 1852. The duke comissioned William Burn to design a new home on higher ground. The castle was completed in 1855. After the death of the 5th Duke of Montrose in 1925, the Castle was sold to the Grahams. It was used as a hotel for a short time in the 1930s and was used as a military hospital during the second world war. It's best known patient was Rudolph Hess who was treated for injuries sustained while parachuting into Scotland. The roof was removed in 1955 to avoid paying tax on the property and the castle quickly deteriorated into the state shown in these pictures. (This was a real shame as the tax law was in effect for only a short time.) Today it is a condemmed building with trees growing out of it and posted warnings to keep well back from the walls. (It should be noted that no Buchanans ever lived in the castle!)

More pictures of the castle: (Click on the thumbnail for a full sized image.)

View 1. (32K)
View 2. (21K)
View 3. (20K)
View 4. (24K)

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Buchanan Castle 1997

This section contains pictures taken in the summer of 1997 by Quin McWhirter. The castle is much the same as in 1990 except the trees now block much more of the view.

Quin close to the castle.(45K)
Castle view 1. (44K)
Castle view 2. (48K)
Castle view 3. (94K)
Fireplace in the front room. (76K)
Castle view 4. (53K)
Exterior with coat of arms. (42K)
Castle view 5. (58K)
Front door of the castle. (34K)
Front view of the castle. (50K)
Marti and Quin in front of the castle.(36K)
Castle view 6. (61K)

The pictures in this section are copyright 1997 Quin McWhirter. Used here by permission. All rights reserved. Quin can be reached at Quinmarti@aol.com, his homepage is at http://members.aol.com/quinmarti.

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A Marriage at the Castle

In the summer of 1997, Lauri Buchanan married Scott Cook on the grounds of Buchanan Castle. In the pictures below, Lauri and Scott are both wearing Buchanan hunting tartan. (Please note that Lauri and Scott received permission well in advance for the ceremony on the grounds.) These pictures are courtesy of Lauri Buchanan Cook.

Lauri and Scott #1. (42K)
Lauri and Scott #2. (49K)

The pictures in this section are copyright 1997 Lauri Buchanan Cook. Used here by permission. All rights reserved.

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Buchanan Castle 2002

This section contains pictures Tara Banick took during a trip to Scotland in May of 2002.

Castle View #1. (58K)
Castle View #2. (64K)
Castle View #3.
Tara and her sister Trina. (58K)

The pictures in this section are copyright 2002 Tara Banick. Used here by permission. All rights reserved.

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This material is Copyright 1997 - 2002 Craig Buchanan. All rights reserved. This page may be freely linked to.
Please send comments or questions to
mailto: buchananc@acm.org.