1700s - the Brodie's fought on the
Government side during the Jacobite
Risings, with the Battle of
Culloden being the final defeat of the
Jacobite's in 1745, 20 miles east of Brodie
After a major Battle, Kings would normally
have taken Estates off Clans that fought
against them, so as to award them to Clans that
fought for the Royals. Culloden was different,
as many Jacobite Clans had their Estates taken
to be sold at Auction, raising money for the
Clans that fought with the Royals at
Culloden, were rewarded with Titles and wealth
through High Profile Jobs.
Culloden was the last Battle in the UK,
leading to safer times, with Landowners then
building large Mansion Houses, some close to
their Castles, some built onto or around the
1824 to 1845 - a large Mansion House in the
Scots Baronial style was built onto the east
side of Brodie Castle.
1830s - the Rodney Stone
was moved to the entrance of Brodie Castle.
This is a Pictish Stone from around the 800s,
discovered in a Church Yard close by in
1980 - the National Trust for Scotland took
over the Castle to be used as a Tourist
1990s - Brodie Countryfare
opened close to the entrance of Brodie Castle,
with a Restaurant and Shops.
2003 - Ninian Brodie died, the last Brodie
to live in the Castle.