Sunday, March 28, 2010

Call to save Rait Castle

'FOR centuries Rait Castle has lain desolate, covered by undergrowth and haunted by a curse that lingers from a chilling episode in Scotland's bloody history of clan warfare.
Now – almost 600 years after a terrible massacre was enacted in the stronghold – its owner, one of Scotland's most ancient noble families, is under pressure to save its remains. Fears Rait is in danger of collapse have led to local campaigners urging the Earl of Cawdor's family to take action to conserve the ruin near Nairn – the last 13th-century hall castle in Scotland standing.'