Kinloch Castle is an extraordinary time capsule of Edwardian life. The principle wings of the castle remain virtually unchanged and give a unique insight into this extravagant era, before the sweeping social changes brought about by the Great War. The castle was built by Sir George Bullough, who inherited the Isle of Rum, along with considerable wealth, from his industrialist father. The collection was acquired by the family and reflects their interests – family portraits, scenes from around the island, sporting interests and historical figures. The collection is now managed by Scottish Natural Heritage and can be viewed on guided castle tours. The family portraits are of particular significance, depicting the characters that created the castle and its eclectic collection of artefacts from around the world. Further highlights of the collection are the landscapes by George Gordon Byron Cooper, the father figure of the Manchester School of Painters. These beautiful images give a sense of the magic of Rum’s wild and rugged scenery.
Kinloch Castle, Rum (Scottish Natural Heritage)
Isle of Rum, Highland PH43 4RR Scotland
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