The tower house would have been similar to the structure you see today: the surrounding wall would have been very much simpler and probably rectangular in plan.The Forbes family were supporters of the cause of the future James VI in the years following the imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots, in England.
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Aberdeen city council webcams of the Granite City.
Webcams include the Aberdeen Harbour Webcam, looking down over Aberdeen courthouse and the top of Union Street The Aberdeen Castlegate Webcam is at the intersection of King Street and Union Street in Aberdeen, and looks over the top of Archibald Simpsons down onto the Citadel.
The Aberdeen Union Street Webcam looks west up Union Street in the city, over Belmont Street and the Bon Accord centre.
And the Aberdeen Sports Centre Webcam shows the progress being made on the new Aberdeen sports facility.
Inverurie straddles the River Don and the River Ury, and is only 4 miles (6.4 km) from the imposing and famous mountain of Bennachie.
Click here to see the Inverurie Webcam Live webcam of Stonehaven harbour, to the south of Aberdeen, close to the site of Dunnottar Castle. - Live pictures from the Cairngorm national park in Scotland, with two webcams.
In 1296 King Edward I of England took the castle only for William Wallace to reclaim it in 1297, burning down the church in the process with the entire English garrison still in it.
In 1650, Oliver Cromwell sacked the castle to find the Crown Jewels following an eight month siege (having previously destroyed the English Crown Jewels).
The Gordon family from Auchindoun near Dufftown were supporters of the claim of Mary to the Scottish throne.
This led to feuding between the two clans, and in November 1571 Adam Gordon of Auchindoun tried to capture Corgarff Castle.
- The Aberdeen University webcam of Kings College, in Old Aberdeen. mi=aberdeen - Traffic webcams from the North-East of Scotland, showing Foudland west and east near Huntly, two webcams at Birness between Ellon and Peterhead, two at Charlstown to the south of Aberdeen and two at Laurencekirk, south of Stonehaven.