How could anyone resist stalking this little Stalker? (Gaelic, Stalcaire, meaning Hunter or Falconer)
I was 17-miles from Obin when I saw this magical site and nearly put the Corsa into a ditch. Wee Stalker Castle is perched on a tiny rock island just waiting for Repunsel to toss her long braid out it’s tall window. It was built in the 1300 and was the ancient seat of the Stewarts. I passed this little gem on my way to down the coast and could not resist the temptation to double back a few days later and get these photos. Luck for me it wasn’t raining and there was enough sun burning through the morning sky to light up the soft green grass.
The castle, like most in Scotland, has a long and bloody history of being fought over by the Stewarts and the MacDougalls. And finally being lost to the Campbell’s in a drucken wager. Then in 1965 Lt. Col. D. R. Stewart Allward bought Stalker Castle and spent the next ten years rebuilding and restoring it.
The restoration was done personally by Allward, his wife, family and many friends who were willing to spend holidays and long weekends helping with the task. It’s available for private tours if booked in advance.