Description The castle was positioned on the high ground between the Allander valley, the Blane valley, the Kilpatrick Hills and the Campsies. Its purpose was to act as the administrative centre for the lands of Mugdock.No one is sure how old the castle is, but it is first mentioned in an old vellum document dated 24th August 1372. This was an agreement between Sir Patrick Graham and Angus Hawinroyss about the ownership of land around Boclair and was signed at Mugdock Castle.The first castle at Mugdock was probably of the motte and bailey type and made of wood. However, the earliest part of the stone ruin you can see today, dates from the 14th century.
Gerry Mac, Perth Member Since July 2009 Artist Statement Hi! I was born in Scotland but have lived most of my life in Australia… Really love both countries! I have a passion for photography taking them and viewing them! I like to try and capture the ‘moment’….
I was introduced to photography when I was around 14 years old. We used to live miles out of town in Victoria, on a major road. One night there was a knock on the door and it turned out that a guy had car trouble outside our house and needed some assistance, (days before cell phones and in our case landlines!) His fan belt had broken, and I helped him get some material to get him back on the road again. Then about a week later, he knocks on the door and gave me a gift of an Agfa instamatic camera!! his way of thanks for me helping him out! I have been hooked ever since…..