Castle Bank

Castle Bank FLK C NO270206 1 351 0m

    Lady Dundas Bank 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

SSE castle + SSE bank

The castle is that of Ballinbreich whose remains stand on the shore overlooking the bank. The older name, Lady Dundas Bank, probably commemorates the Dundas family who acquired Ballinbreich in the 1760s (see Ballinbreich FLK, above). However, the OS Name Book has another explanation: ‘A small sand bank visible at low water and is peninsulated. It owes its name to the circumstance of a vessel being wrecked there, called Lady Dundas’ (39, 4).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4