Pitcalzean House

A white-harled mansion overlooking Nigg Bay and the Cromarty Firth in Easter Ross, Pitcalzean House is located a mile (1.5 km) south of Nigg and 6 miles (10 km) east of Invergordon. Standing amongst 13.3 ha (33 acres) of parkland and mature woodland, this B-listed house was built in 1790 by George Murray of Pitcalzean but extended several time during the 19th century. It most notable as the home of author Eric Linklater (1899 - 1974) and his family between 1947 and the early 1970s. It then became the property of Highland Fabricators, who developed the oil-rig construction yard nearby, and was used for corporate entertainment. During this time it was visited by HM Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Pictcalzean is now operated as a guest house.

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