South Lanarkshire Museums have been digitising their collections, and browsing through the images, I found some things I’d never seen before. I was taken aback to see a postcard of the Farme Castle, Rutherglen. No date, but it looks early 20th century. Farme was only destroyed in the 1960s, but this is the first time I’ve ever set eyes on it. Naturally once you think to look for it, you find it again, this time courtesy of Thomas Annan via The Glasgow Story.

Of course, the one I’d really love to see is Rutherglen Castle. Having been razed in 1569, that seems unlikely, but Canmore says the tower was repaired and only abandoned and cleared in the 18th century, right in Jacobite times. So maybe sketches of ancient Scottish fortresses weren’t politically correct 🙂