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Loudoun Castle - Galston

Tree ID: 2339

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 417cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1846: Topographical Dictionary of Scotland


Hutchison recorded many yews at this site. Of greatest note was a ‘famous old yew tree’ growing close to the south wall of the castle – famous because ‘it is said that one of the articles of Union with England, was subscibed by Lord Hugh under its deep shade’. Hutchison also recorded girths of four more yews, the largest of a group of 29, south of the castle. These girthed between 9′ and 11′ measured at 3′. For more recent information go to www.treefestscotland.org.uk

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Yew trees at Loudoun Castle - Galston:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2339 Loudoun Castle - Galston Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 417cm at 30cm - view more info