Tag: Boyd

Myth: Goldenberry Hill and the Battle of Largs

One of the most persistent 20th Century myths was that the Battle of Largs in 1263 stretched as far as Portencross to Goldenberry Hill. The Friends of Portencross Castle website says: Around 1360, Portencross Castle replaced it on the site where we see it in the village today. It was on part of the estate

The Origin Myth of Portencross Castle

With my apologies to the Friends of Portencross whose continued hard work earns my greatest admiration and respect, but I feel the truth must out. The Myth A favourite local history myth is that the Boyd family built Portencross Castle around 1375. In April 2008, Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD) said ” The medieval