Donside castle goes digital

The new interpretation of Glenbuchat Castle shows life in the Castle in unprecedented detail
The new interpretation of Glenbuchat Castle shows life in the Castle in unprecedented detail

The splendour of Glenbuchat Castle has been re-imagined following consultation with archaeologists and historians.

A colourful and intricately-detailed digital illustration reconstructing life at the Castle in the early 1700s has now been installed at the site.

Specialists contributed their expertise to the project, producing a lively resource that brings new insight into life at the Castle.

Interpretation Officer at Historic Scotland, Steve Farrar explained: “The new panel offers a surprising amount of detail. Digital artist Bob Marshall has created a stunning, photo-realistic illustration showing the tower house of the celebrated Jacobite general Old Glenbucket, who lived here in the early 18th century and supposedly fought in the three main Jacobite risings.”

The digital reconstruction with cut-away walls shows interior details including fires in hearths, wine on the table, stairwells and figures – without kilts, as they had not yet become fashionable.

Steve said: “Interpretation lies at the heart of Historic Scotland’s mission to present our built heritage effectively and imaginatively to visitors. The stories unique to each site bring these special places to life, and this new panel gives an added dimension to one of the nation’s most important and cherished historic attractions.”