Methlick Community Blog

For the Community of Methlick in Aberdeenshire

Gight Castle

History of  Gight Castle and its residents, The Gordons

High on the north bank of the river Ythan, midway between Fyvie and Methlick, near the middle of a field usually inhabited by inquisitive cattle, stands the ivy covered remains of a castle that once housed arguably the most notorious family in Aberdeenshire’s frequently turbulent history. The castle is that of Gight – or Formartine as it was more anciently known. It stands in a barbed wire fenced enclosure, that in summer is all but choked with stinging nettles. Signs warn the curious that the crumbling building is unsafe and that those entering do so at their own risk.

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