South East of Forres
Burgie Castle has one well-preserved square tower, which formed part of a larger Z-plan tower house, of which the greater part was sadly demolished for building materials. In the fragment of the main block that is still left, there is a fireplace above which is the coat of arms of the Dunbars, its founders, and the date 1602 when it was built.
Access is down a country lane, where you will discover it on your left behind trees. You can park near the tower with access to the rear of the tower.
Under the management of a Trust, emergency works to stabilise the tower was undertaken in 2008. The building is now out of imminent danger of collapse but the stabilisation works are only a temporary solution and there remains an urgent need for a scheme of permanent repairs to secure the future of this fabulous tower. I so hope the crack visible from top to bottom can be fixed as part of a more permanent solution to save this lovely tower.
Sadly, no recorded history apart from it was originally the property of the Abbots of Kinloss, acquired by the Dunbar family in the 1560's.