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Encyclopedia > Skipness Castle
Map sources for Skipness Castle at grid reference NR910578

Skipness Castle stands on the east side of the Kintyre Peninusla in Scotland near the village of Skipness. Image File history File links Dot4gb. ... Image File history File links Gb4dot. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Kintyre shown within Argyll Kintyre is a peninsula in western Scotland in the south-west of Argyll. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen of the UK Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by... Skipness is a small hamlet on the east coast of Kintyre in Scotland, a few miles south of Tarbert and facing Isle of Arran. ...


The main structure of the castle was built in the early 1200s by the Clan MacSween with later fortifications and other additions made to the castle through the 13th, 14th and 16th centuries. Clan Sweeney Coat of Arms Sweeney is an ancient clan name with Irish and Scottish links, famous for their fierce warriors. ...

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The castle was abandoned in the 17th century.

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