Category: Ancestral Homes

Hunterston House

Hunterston House was built in 1799 mainly due to the comforts for the family leaving servants to stay in the Castle.

Modernized and extended in 1835.

There are 72 rooms and it took 7 years to build.

Hunterston House is a very popular film location in Scotland and has been in several Outlander series.

Dr. William Hunter

Hunter’s relationship with his brother and fellow anatomist John was famously strained so it is not surprising that John was not a trustee for Hunter’s estate. Hunter’s nephew, Matthew Baillie, along with Hunter’s business partner William Cruikshank, were the main beneficiaries in Hunter’s will with Hunter leaving them the use of his collections and library […]

via William Hunter’s Library: who were the Trustees? — University of Glasgow Library