Hunter History

Hunterston Ancient Charter

William Wallace and almost certainly Robert the Bruce was supported by the Hunters.  In 1374 the great King’s grandson Robert II granted William Huntar, 10th Laird of Hunterston a charter for the lands of Ardneil “for faithful services rendered”.  The family still possess this ancient document.  

Battle of Largs

In the Mid-thirteenth century King Alexander III of Scotland urged his liegemen to build in stone against possible incursion by Norsemen.  It was probably around that time that Pele Tower of Hunterston was constructed.  From this stronghold, the family in alliegance with other powerful neighbours, faced down the aggression of […]