To: Ian Blackford MP, MSP Kate Forbes
Urgent Conservation of CASTLE MOIL (CAISTEAL MAOL)
We would implore that the Scottish government step in to help save Castle Moil on the Isle of Skye.
This castle is a ruin but after being struck by lightning in a recent storm it has disintegrated even more. Can the castle be designated for inclusion in
The Castle Conservation Register Historic Environment Scotland
Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011
The Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014.
Why is this important?
A bolt of lightning has destroyed part of Castle Moil on the Isle of Skye.
The ruin was seriously damaged during a storm on Wednesday.
First of all, preservation and restoration plays a cultural role. Old buildings teach us about the history that happened before we were born and promotes the respect for those who lived in different times and different societies. Architectural monuments cultivates pride of our past and heritage .
Secondly, economy is an important merit of keeping the old. Architectural monuments are great at attracting tourists. Everyone likes to experience the “spirit” of the place, which most often is represented through architecture. Tourists can provide locals with jobs and extra income. Restoring locally important historical structures generates workplaces for both local people and international experts
This Castle ruin dates back to the tenth century .it is of great historical importance to the people of The Isle of Skye. Skye was enhanced by gifts of territory from a grateful Robert I after his victory at the Battle of Bannockburn (1314). They rebuilt the castle sometime between 1490-1513 and it is these ruins that are visible today.
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