Mountquhannie Castle is a ruined earky 16th century tower set in a 2,000 acre country estate, which was still inhabitable up until the the house was built in 1820. The Balfour arms with the date 1597 can be seen.
Sir Michael Balfour was a favourite of King James IV and was killed at the Battle of Flodden in 1513, while others wer involved in the murders of Cardinal David Beaton and Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, Mary Queen of Scots second husband.
The castle was later sold to the Lumsden's and then the Crawford's. The castle is located in a private garden near the side of the road where you can just about glimpse a view.