Craig Castle, Glenisla (site of)
Craig Castle was a seat of the Ogilvys, and was occupied in the 17th century by Sir John Ogilvy. In 1596 Sir John was declared a traitor and the castle was burned.
Later Sir John’s cousin, James Ogilvy, the 7th Lord of Airlie, was created the 1st Earl of Airlie by Charles I at York in 1639, but his refusal to sign the National Covenant meant his family’s castles at Airlie, Craig and Forter were burned by Archibald Campbell, the 8th Earl of Argyll, in 1640.
Craig Castle was never rebuilt after its second burning, and it fell into disrepair. A new building, the House of Craig, was built on or near the site of the earlier castle, and probably incorporated part of it. The House of Craig was demolished in the 20th century, and nothing now remains.
NB – not to be confused with another Ogilvy castle, Craig Castle in Craig parish.
Alternative names for Craig Castle, Glenisla
Craig House, House of Craig
Where is Craig Castle, Glenisla?
Craig Castle, Glenisla is in the parish of Glenisla and the county of Angus.
Grid reference:NO 2546 5272
Lat / long:56.660349,-3.217512