Scots Roots


Blackness Castle
July 25, 2013, 4:25 pm
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Blackness Castle stands on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, near the village of Blackness which in medieval times served as the port for the royal burgh of Linlithgow. The castle was built in the 15th century by the Crichtons, a powerful Scottish family. It served mainly as a garrison fortress and a state prison and later as an ammunition depot.  It was decommissioned after the First World War and passed into state care as a visitor attraction.

Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle

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