Castle Tioram at Loch Moidart can be accessed easily at low tide in her magical setting between land and sea. Early records show this castle has been here since the 14th century and the original building has been added to over time.
The castle was sold privately to an individual millionaire believed to be acting on behalf of another in a tale of smoke and mirrors. He wanted to restore the castle to its former glory and turn it into a private dwelling with limited access to visitors.
Objections to his ambitious plans flew in from Historic Scotland, council members and others concerned with preserving the historic integrity of the ruin. They wish to maintain year round access for tourists and visitors. Both parties claim they represent the highest good for the castle and its historic interest and value. With this refusal on the table the private owner is no longer doing any work. After a stand-off spanning nearly twenty years the castle has a danger notice and the walls have become unstable. Trees and greens are growing inside the ruin as nature is slowly reclaiming her ground.
among crumbling stones
ferns reach for the sky
© Xenia Tran
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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Landscape and iA, 1/200 s.
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