Brodie Castle is a 16th century Z-plan tower house, possibly incorporating earlier work, which was extended and remodelled in the 19th century.
In the 1840s the original kitchen and cellars were turned into an entrance hall by the architect James Wylson, with Romanesque columns created under the vaulting.
Two old carved stone armorial panels were inserted into the east wall of the new hall. The panel on the left carries the arms of Hay of Lochloy and Sutherland of Duffus. In 1584 David Brodie married Janet Hay, the daughter of John Hay of Lochloy and Park and Janet Sutherland, daughter of William Sutherland of Duffus. It may have been brought from Inshoch Castle which was once owned by the Hays of Lochloy and later became part of the Brodie estate.
The panel on the right is said to be carved with the arms of Dunbar of Boath and Crighton of Crawfurdland and Cockburn although this latter attribution doesn’t seem correct, the Craufurd family having owned Craufurdland since the 12th century.
Alternative names for Brodie Castle