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13th century window reopened at Mingary Casle

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A window that was sealed up 500 years ago has been reopened at the 13th century Mingary Castle in Scotland.

“Considering it’s been there so long, the mortar is incredibly hard, so it took a good half-hour and some gentle persuasion with a small pneumatic drill before they finally broke through.

“Even then, it took a lot more time to clear the rest of the material so we could, for the first time in 500 years, look out at a view which was last seen when members of Clan MacIain held Mingary Castle.

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Story: Ben Miller, Culture24 | Photo: Mingary Castle Trust

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