When I first set eyes on
Castle Huntly on the 13th. April 1992, little did I realise that I would
become captivated by the benevolent spirit of a 550-year-old building. At
that time I knew little about buildings, far less castles. Indeed one of
my first jobs was to, "Go and look at the trees," of which 1
knew even less about than buildings. However, when walking round the
estate in the company of an expert, my mind began to wander back to those
in whose footsteps I was walking. From then on I was hooked. Every room
has its magic, its secrets behind walls. strange shapes, architectural
features and stones with stories to tell.
I am indebted to those
before me who have recorded the tale of Castle Huntly, and to those who
share my enthusiasm for this fine building. My modest contribution to the
tale is neither the concise or the authoritative history of Castle Huntly
but merely my tribute to a noble building.