There doesn’t seem to be a lot known about the castle, I was surprised to gain entry, there has been restoration work carried out and from what I can gather from these pics I took on the ground floor these rooms were used for storage or maybe servants quarters, more to come from the upper floors later.
Loch Tulla by Christopher Swan Via Flickr: Stopped at another spot i’ve not been to before, the eastern end of Loch Tulla. Spent a while wandering up and the shoreline - some lovely patterns in the ice.
For #WWIWednesday we share a paper doll of a Scottish soldier.
Companies could make
their products even more appealing by tying them to the patriotic fervor of the
American public. Children could collect and play with paper doll soldiers
representing all of the Allied nations while enjoying Wilbur chocolates.
Soldiers of the Allies paper dolls (Scotland). Color letterpress, ca. 1918.
This castle is remarkably intact for being over 4OO years old, I think what we have to remember is the the Wars of Scottish Independence were over by now, Torwood Castle is in a clearing, unlike defensive castles. From what I can gather this was more of a hunting “lodge” in the possession of the Foresters of Garden, hereditary keepers of the nearby Royal Forest of Torwood (which provided handy hunting for the residents of Stirling Castle, just 6 miles to the north). There has been restoration work going on here but it will take many years for it to be completed.
People disappear all the time. Young girls run away from home. Children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives take the grocery money and a taxi to the train station. Most are found, eventually. Disappearances, after all, have explanations… Usually.