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New discussions on future of Castle Tioram

4 July 2011

The owner of Castle Tioram in Loch Moidart and Historic Scotland have begun new discussions on bringing the building back into residential use.

Responding to Mike MacKenzie MSP for Highlands and Islands Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop said:

“The owner of Castle Tioram, Mr Brown, has had talks with Historic Scotland to outline his plans to make the castle habitable once more.

“It is very early in the process and any proposed works will require scheduled monument consent and will be assessed in line with the Scottish Historic Environment Policy.  I refer the member to the question S3W-36642 answered on 28 October 2010, as I explained to Mary Scanlon MSP, Scottish Ministers are keen to ensure that this nationally important monument does not deteriorate.”

Notes for editors

  • For more information on the significance of Castle Tioram and previous applications for scheduled moment consent  visit

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

For further information

Lesley Brown
Communications and Media Officer
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0131 668 8603 or 07920 768096