Remembering Marc Ellington
We are sad to report that Marc Ellington, owner of Towie Barclay Castle, passed away on 17 February 2021. Marc was an award-winning master of restoration of historic buildings, bringing the dilapidated Towie Barclay Castle back to life after 200 years of neglect, and sharing his expertise with other builders and craftsmen through his Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre. On a personal note, Marc was a gracious host and a talented storyteller. There is a cliché that comes to mind: “If these walls could talk, the stories they would tell.” Upon visiting Towie Barclay Castle, history radiated from its walls and Marc told the stories. He made sure those walls could talk. Marc had a unique gift for making new acquaintances feel like old friends, and he will be missed by the countless people who counted him as a friend, whether they knew him for minutes or years.
Barbara and Frank Peterson, PhDs
9/19/2021 08:28:56 am
Dear Karen Ellington,
Paula Barclay Mathis
9/14/2022 08:37:55 am
Thank you for restoring what was left of the old family castle.
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