The Bishops of Argyll and the Castle of Achanduin, Lismore, AD 1180-1343
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 128 (1998), 645-652
The history of the see of Argyll, its Bishops and its endowments to 1343 is reviewed and the conclusion made that neither the see nor the Bishop could have afforded to build Achanduin Castle. Examination of the published 14th-century documentation shows that the commonly held view that the Bishop was in possession of the castle in 1304 is probably mistaken. The castle is likely to have been built by the MacDougall family in the 1290s and to have remained in their possession throughout the 14th century.