Clan MacDougall had fought against The
Bruce, leading to them losing much of their
1388 - the Stewart's took over as Lords of
Lorn, with the Stewart's being descendants of
1440s - the Stewart's built the earliest
parts of Castle Stalker.
1620 - Castle Stalker passed to the
Campbell's, claimed to be through a drunken
1840 - the Campbell's abandoned Castle
Stalker as the roof was damaged.
1908 - Charles Stewart of Achara bought
Castle Stalker with him repairing the roof.
1965 - Lt Col Stewart Allward took control
of the Castle, with him restoring it over 10
Castle Stalker is Private but opened to the
public certain days in summer, with bookings
made through the Website.
1200s - Clan MacDougall built Castle Coeffin
on the Island of Lismore, now a ruin.
1200s - Clan MacDougall built Dunstaffnage Castle 15 miles south of
Castle Stalker, 3 miles north of Oban.
were related to Clan Donald, descendants of the
Norse Lord named Somerled, who ruled much of
the Western Isles in the 1100s.
Clan MacDougall fought with Clan Comyn
during the First Scottish War of Independence
against Robert the Bruce.
After Bruce became King of Scotland, he
awarded much of the MacDougall land to Clan
Stewart and Clan Campbell.
The main Castle of Clan Campbell is at
Inveraray 45 miles southeast of
Clan Campbell became one of the most
powerful Clans in Scotland as the stayed loyal
to the Kings, so were on the winning side of
most conflicts, leading to more land and
The Stewart Clan
were descendants of Robert the Bruce, with
Stewart's being Scottish Kings from 1371 to
1714, with them connected to many Castles
There are still some large landowner
descendants of Robert the Bruce, that would
have a claim to the Throne of Scotland should
Scotland ever become an independent country
again, such as the Stuart's of Rothesay Castle
on the Isle of Bute, also the owners of
Traquair House in southern