To: Ian Blackford MP, MSP Kate Forbes

Urgent Conservation of CASTLE MOIL (CAISTEAL MAOL)

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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Reasons for signing

  • because something needs to be done before there's nothing left.
  • System would not accept an Australian postcode.I used Kyleakin pc
  • This is a fond memory of my childhood, sitting on my nana's sofa looking out the window at this castle. I feel a castle with as much history behind it as this one should be preserved for the future generations of the islanders and tourists alike

Updates

2018-03-04 16:33:31 +0000

Closing this now as it seems to have wound down, I will now be sending everyone's signature,s to see what we all can get done. Thank you..

2018-02-16 22:21:23 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-02-16 21:16:09 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-02-16 20:49:49 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-02-16 20:33:57 +0000

10 signatures reached