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The site of Carquhanan Castle is noted on the Thomas Winter map of 1736. It was further noted in later publications and the site is still extant although easy to miss. It is set in mature woodland in Glenbran but the circle of the foundation is still visible. The location is at an elevation of 649 feet above sea level and it is believed that most of the building material will have been incorporated into the nearby Glenbran Farm House.
"Two or three hundred yards from the site of the Stockmuir circle was the old Castle of Balchuinnie. Its stones most probably may be looked for in the farm house of Glenbran but it is still possible to trace the foundation on the green knoll and they shown that the castle must have been one of considerable extent." - L. Melville, 1939
"Stobie (1783) annotates his map 'Carquhannan Castle in ruins' and this view is perpetuated in the New Statistical Account (1845) and by Melville (1939). The name of the monument, however, has given rise to confusion; the New Statistical Account identified Stobie's Carquhannan with the locally-known Ballairdie or Balchuinnie, and Melville refers explicitly to it as 'the old castle of Balchuinnie." - RCAHMS, 24th Nov 1989