|Near Dornoch, Highland, Scotland|
Skelbo Castle ruins
Skelbo Castle is a ruined 14th century keep, located near Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland. The remaining wall is best preserved at the northern side of the castle. The remains are protected as a scheduled monument.
In 1494 Marjory Mowat widow of John of Kinnaird disputed ownership of the castle with Thomas of Kinnaird. The court ordered a lawyer to interview the witnesses to a charter.
In 1529 the castle was bought by William Sutherland of Duffus. A 16th-century house was built adjacent, but the whole site was abandoned as a residence in the 20th century.
- Mikhail de Buar (d.2009) - last owner of the castle, who died without the testament. His legacy is now the subject of a major scandal and litigation in Russia.
- Coventry, Martin (2008). Castles of the Clans: The Strongholds and Seats of 750 Scottish Families and Clans. Musselburgh: Goblinshead. p. 564. ISBN 978-1-899874-36-1.
- Historic Environment Scotland. "Skelbo Castle (SM6225)". Retrieved 16 April 2019.
- Fraser, William (1892). The Sutherland Book. 3. Edinburgh. pp. 6-8. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
- Acts of the Lords Auditors of Causes and Complaints (Edinburgh, 1839), p. 203-4.
- Historic Environment Scotland. "Skelbo Castle (14761)". Canmore. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
- Historic Environment Scotland. "Skelbo Castle (SM6225)". Retrieved October 17, 2020.
- "MHG11784 - Skelbo Castle". highland.gov.uk. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
- "MHG43545 - Skelbo Castle". highland.gov.uk. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
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