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Smerby Castle (Island Muller Castle)
Kintyre, Scotland
Island Muller by Kilchousland. - geograph.org.uk - 86280.jpg
Island Muller, Kintyre, Scotland
Coordinates 55°26′12″N 5°32′20″W / 55.4366°N 5.5388°W / 55.4366; -5.5388
Type Fortified house
Site information
Condition Ruin

Smerby Castle, also known as Island Muller Castle, is a ruined fortified house on a promontory known as Isla Muller, Kintyre, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, north of Campbeltown. The site is protected as a scheduled monument.

History

16th century

Ranald MacDonald was granted Smerby Castle from his father James MacDonald, 6th of Dunnyveg.

Angus MacDonald, 8th of Dunnyveg was kept as a prisoner in chains at Smerby Castle in 1598 after James MacDonald was sent to seek his fathers submission to King James V of Scotland. Angus suffered burns after his Kintyre house Askomull was burnt down by his son James and was subsequently captured.

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