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In our recent article about the former Japanese garden at Kinloch Castle on Rum, it appears we made several historical blunders!
When Kinloch Castle’s then owner, the tycoon George Bullough, undertook his three- year world tour it was not aboard the yacht, Rhouma, as we incorrectly stated, and which he purchased on his return.
Also, Bullough did not have a friendship with Emperor of Japan or receive gifts from him, with the Japanese items in the castle being purchased at specialist souvenir shops and the famous ivory eagle sculpture was bought at an auction, outbidding the Emperor’s representative.
It was Japanese gardens expert, Katie Croft, who contacted Kinloch Castle Friends Association member George Randall in the first instance, not the other way round.
We are happy to clarify these points after they were pointed out to us by Mr Randall, who generously helped with the compilation of the article.