The 13th century Blair Castle located in Pitlochry, Perthsire, Scotland was badly damaged after a fire on Thursday, 10th March 2011.

A team of about 50 firefighters prevented a catastrophe by keeping the fire from spreading to the main building.

The firefighters fought for 90 minutes using breathing equipment but the they had to withdraw when the 19th century clock tower collapsed, followed by the collapse of the tower’s second floor on to the first. The building was gutted.

Blair Castle is the seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Its history dates back around 740 years.

Click on the link read the complete article in The Telegraph.

 

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2 Comments on Scotland’s Blair castle badly damaged after fire

  1. Jeanne C. says:

    This is very sad. I was interested to read that the Duke of Atholl lives in South Africa.

  2. M. Brewster says:

    Yes. Very sad but the main building was saves. The picture on your blog is beautiful. Very impressive and I think Scottish Baronial architecture.

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