How about this for a Sleeping Beauty type ruin? Turrets, propped up by trees.
Fairly modern RSJ above, so someone has decided it had to be propped up, rather than fall down.
Is this not awesome?
There are many such ruins round about here, as I have related before. I try my hardest to research. Not only what they were, but why they have been deserted. The latter I fall down on every time.
Why was this beautiful structure left to fall apart?
The only mention I get from Google is interesting but leaves the story without an end. Other than to....
He was born on 10 March 1848 in Dufftown, Scotland. After leaving school in 1864 he worked in wholesale and retail business, then started his own business in 1870 as shipbrokers and herring merchants, on Quarry Road, Fraserburgh, which grew to be one of the largest herring exporters in Scotland.
From 1874 he served in a number of positions on the Town Council, leading to his election as Provost of Fraserburgh in July 1898, following the death of Provost Dickson. William also represented Fraserburgh on Aberdeenshire County Council and in 1890 became a Justice of the Peace for Aberdeenshire and a junior baillie, and from 1896 a senior baillie. Politically he was a Unionist.
In 1884 he also took command of H Company of the local rifle volunteers.
He was involved in the improvements to Fraserburgh harbour and in the successful petitioning to have Fraserburgh made a port of registry, separate from Peterhead. From 1899 he resided at Knowsie House, Lonmay.
He died at Knowsie House, Lonmay, in 1932 aged 84 years.
If anyone has any idea how I can find out any more as to why this parish has so many beautiful ruined buildings I would be so grateful.
AND I cannot find the meaning of Knowsie.
And finally, back on the home front. Youngest daughter has landed. She is spending a week away from managing the posh cheese shop in Edinburgh, I.J. Mellis, and volunteering at the Loch of Strathbeg, RSPB bird reserve.
Being welcomed by Sith.