Kinloch Castle at the Head of Loch Scresort

Image credit: Kinloch Castle, Rum (NatureScot)

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This painting is particularly interesting in several respects. Most striking is the almost barren landscape, the only trees, half an acre of sycamore, beech, ash and whych elm planted eighty years earlier by the new tenant sheep farmer, Dr Lachlan Maclean. At the same time Maclean commissioned construction of Kinloch House, his new home on Rum and the predecessor of Kinloch Castle. To the left of the Castle is the domed, glazed conservatory, to the right an enormous complex of greenhouses and pavilions, a mini Kew on Rum. At anchor in the bay is the two ton, wood-hulled cutter, ‘Morna’, designed and built by William Fife & Son. To the right in the background is Mullach Mor, rising to 304 metres, with the summit of Minishal or Black Hill behind, and to the left, Meall Breac, ‘the speckled lumpish hill’.

Kinloch Castle, Rum (NatureScot)

Isle of Rum


Kinloch Castle at the Head of Loch Scresort




oil on canvas


H 48 x W 79 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased as part of the Bullough Estate, 1957

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Inscription description

Byron Cooper 1901.


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Kinloch Castle, Rum (NatureScot)

Isle of Rum, Highland PH43 4RR Scotland

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