First mentioned in 1335, when supporters of David de Strathbogie sought refuge after the battle of Culblean. The castle is mentioned further in 1505 and was used by the Alexander Gordon, Earl of Huntly as a mansion in 1511. Restored and garrisoned in 1646, the castle was razed by an act of Parliament in 1648.
Slight traces of the castle are visible above ground.
- Castle Island, Loch Kinord—Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland listing