Macalister places

glenbarr1

Tarbert_Castle2                                     Ruins of Tarbert Castle (photograph by Chris Downer)

Menstrie_Castle,_at_the_Foot_of_the_Ochil_HillsMenstrie ‘Castle’ – home to the Alexanders of Menstrie, whose descendants included the Earls of Stirling and probably the Irish Earls of Caledon. It now houses a museum and self-catering holiday accomodation.

Lochranza Castle, Isle of Arran (Ranald MacAlester was keeper of this castle c. 1460)

torrisdale-castleTorrisdale Castle, eastern Kintyre (built by Keith Macalister of Glenbarr in the early 1800s, Torrisdale is now owned by the unrelated Macalister-Hall family)

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