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8 March 2016

Castle Tioram

Our statement on bringing Castle Tioram back into residential use.

The remains of Castle Tioram, seen from the shore of Loch Moidart.

Castle Tioram in Moidart is a nationally important monument protected under the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Area Act 1979. It is privately owned.

Current Position

Castle Tioram’s owner, and Historic Scotland, our predecessor body, have discussed bringing the Castle back into residential use.

It is still early in the process. Any proposed works will require scheduled monument consent from Historic Environment Scotland and will be assessed in line with the Scottish Historic Environment Policy. We are currently considering an application for Scheduled Monument Consent for the installation of a Yett to the front gate of the Castle. For further information please see our portal.


In 1999 the owner applied for scheduled monument consent to bring Castle Tioram back into residential use. Historic Scotland was minded to refuse the application for the proposed works and notified the applicant accordingly.

The applicant chose to exercise his statutory right to have the application referred to an independent Reporter. The Reporter recommended refusal and Scottish Ministers took the decision to reject the application in 2002.

Historic Environment Scotland

On 1 October 2015 Historic Scotland and RCAHMS came together to form a new lead public body charged with caring for, protecting and promoting the historic environment. The new body Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will lead on delivering Scotland’s first strategy for the historic environment, Our Place in Time.


If you have any questions please contact hmenquiries@hes.scot.