Dupplin Castle

Dupplin Castle - Ref: WC2493

The Tudor mansion in this Alexander Wilson photograph is the third Dupplin Castle, which was built at an approximate cost of £30,000 in 1828-32 to plans by William Burn, following the destruction by fire of the previous castle in 1827.

The estate, to the south west of Perth, had been the home of the Hay family since Charles I's Lord Chancellor was granted the land in 1623 as 1st Earl of Kinnoull. It was the site of the Battle of Dupplin in 1332, when Edward Baliol was victorious.

Sir John Alexander Dewar, the whisky tycoon, bought the castle in 1911 and he was ennobled as 1st Baron Forteviot of Dupplin in 1916. It was fire-damaged in 1934, but only finally demolished in 1967. The replacement (1970) used some of the surviving foundations.

Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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