Mountquhanie is an early 16th century tower which was later extended.
Towards the end of the 16th century James Lumsden, son of John Lumsden of Blanerne, married the heiress of the lands of Airdrie, presumably also a Lumsden, and from them descended the Lumsdens of Innergellie, Airdrie, Strathvithie and Mountquhannie.
In August 1651 Robert Lumsden of Mountquhannie, brother of Sir James Lumsdaine of Innergellie, was Governor of Dundee when the city was attacked by General Monck. The Governor took up a position in the steeple of St Mary’s but the Government troops laid siege and he was forced to surrender. He and his troops were massacred in the nearby churchyard.
Alternative names for Mountquhanie Castle
Balwhinnie; Monequhanny; Montquhinnie; Munquhane; Monquhany