Knock Castle

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Knock Castle was granted to the Gordons of Abergeldie by the 4th Earl of Huntly after the battle of Corrichie, Fought between George Gordon 4th Earl of Huntly and the forces of Mary Queen of Scots commanded by James Stewart 1st Earl of Moray on October 28, 1562.

During a time when the Highland Clans were constantly feuding among each other, circa 1392 to the 17th century it did not take much to stir bad blood between neighbours and start a fight over well what could amount to next to nothing, the following story is a prime example of one of these fights. A feud between the neighbouring Clan Forbes intensified when Henry Gordon 2nd Laird of Knock was murdered during a cattle raid by the Forbes and Clan Chattan men in 1592, his brother Alexander Gordon succeeded Henry and may have rebuilt or remodelled Knock Castle during his time there.

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Knock Castle is in the parish of Glenmuick, Tullich and Glengairn and the county of Aberdeenshire. Grid reference:NO 3522 9515 Lat / long:57.04259507,-3.068053252

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