There followed years of high-profile conflicts with Historic Scotland, Highland Council and other interested parties, including a public inquiry in 2002 and an appeal to the Scottish Government in 2006. Following a change of personnel at Historic Scotland., Brown renewed discussions with HS of his plans to reroof and live in Castle Tioram, though these are still at an early stage.
Brown was mostly brought up overseas, in Egypt and Ghana, where his father worked as a civil engineer. His Gaelic-speaking, west highland mother endowed Brown with a respect for his highland heritage.
- Bronson Conrad
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