Gylen Castle / Isle of Kerrera ***

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Gylen castle was built by Duncan MacDougall of Dunollie and came to a very tragic end. In 1647, the MacDougall’s, who were occupying the castle for Charles I, were besieged by a Covenanting army under General Leslie. The MacDougall’s surrendered upon being offered clemency but the Covenanters reneged on their word (they had that nasty tendency) and slaughtered the defenders in cold blood.