Torwood Castle

Excavation at Torwood Castle, 1997

by G B Bailey

In 1997 the author was invited by Gordon Millar, the owner and occupier of Torwood Castle, and the Torwood Castle Trust, to undertake excavations on the courtyard buildings there ahead of a proposed development. Gordon Millar had already been diagnosed with cancer and the Trust had been established to continue his project of consolidating and reconstructing the castle within a setting free from housing estates. No funding was available and the author spent his summer holidays over the next four years with a small band of volunteers at the castle.