Kilmuir and Logie Easter Famous People


Balnagown Castle


Dinner at Balnagown


Eagle's Cage
The coats of arms and crests are not the only indication of gentle or noble birth.
The eagle is the king of Scottish birds and it was the custom for lords and chiefs to wear an eagle's pinion-feather on cap badges.
The cage constructed for the once famous Balnagown eagles stands now in a field to the west of the castle. One game-keeper had to supply three pairs of rabbits each week to the eagles, else they were fed mutton.  


Machine Shop at Balnagown Castle at the time of Sir Charles Ross.

Photos courtesy of Tain Museum Trust



Kilmuir and Logie Easter Famous People


Sir Charles Ross

Sir Charles Hendry Augustus Frederick Lochart Ross born 1872, died 1942, was the 21st and last Laird of Ross Balnagown. Educated at Eton and Trinity college Cambridge, held a commission in 3rd batt Seaforth Highlanders, during war was a captain in Lovat Scouts. He invented a rifle used by the Canadian forces in the Great War;  indeed there can have been few more productive talents in our time. He died in Florida, his ashes scattered at the top of Ben More, Sutherland.  [Photo courtesy of Tain Museum Trust]


1925 6-cylinder Citroen, four wheeled drive, used by Sir Charles Ross in Kenya etc. Modified to LH drive half-track back axle about 1940, by R. Campbell, estate engineer. Used at Oykel and Braelangwell Estates on hill transportation.  [Photo courtesy of Tain Museum Trust]

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