BBC Restoration 2003

The existence of the Castle was publicised when it featured in the first BBC Restoration series in 2003. This was made for BBC Television and featured numerous buildings at risk in the UK. Viewers were able to vote for their preference in each of several regional heats with the winners from each going forward the final. The final winner won approximately £3,000,000 to take forward the restoration. Kinloch Castle won the Scottish heat to reach the final but was not ultimately successful. This means the house and contents are still at risk.

However, the programme raised interest in many quarters not least in HRH the Prince of Wales (the Duke of Rothesay)  who has been a strong supporter of the castle and along with the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Castle in June 2006. The then Secretary of the KCFA, Douglas King was present at the visit and gave this report of the special day in the life of the island.

With the closure the castle hostel and closure of the castle except for tours, the castle and its contents are even more at risk. The more people who express their interest in the Castle the better the chances of a favourable outcome. If you would like to join our organisation and lend your weight to our efforts please follow the link to our "contact" page and send us an e-mail.