Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Ancient clan seat gets half a million pound grant from Scottish Government

Dunvegan Castle, the ancient seat of Clan MacLeod on the Isle of Skye, has been awarded a grant of £594,188 from the Scottish Government for repairs - a far cry from the £19 million it is seeking to fund the castle's refurbishment. The clan's late chief, John MacLeod of MacLeod, caused a huge controversy when he placed the island's Cuillin mountain range up for sale to pay for the costs of renovation, though was unsuccessful in his bid.

For more on the story, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7706480.stm

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