By Peter Lloyd for MailOnline
Published: 18:13 BST, 23 May 2019 | Updated: 19:02 BST, 23 May 2019
The lost home of the Lord of the Isles has been virtually reconstructed by historians.
The medieval site, which was located on the Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, would've functioned as the primary base for the rulers, who - long before the first King of Scotland - governed parts of the Celtic country, plus Ulster and the Hebrides.
The new, digitally-constructed vision, designed by staff at the University of St.Andrew, gives people a glimpse into how the lords lived in the fifteenth century.
Specifically, it represents Finlaggan - their small fortress constructed on two islands and connected by a causeway - at a time when it was the administrative and ceremonial centre.
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As it were: The lost medieval property, located on the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides, has been virtually rebuilt by engineers at the University of St. Andrews
During the Middle Ages, the Lords of the Isles ruled the Hebrides and parts of mainland Scotland and Ulster.
Traditionally the Lordship was held by the MacDonald family but following disputes in the fifteenth century, the Scottish kings sought to curtail the MacDonalds’ influence.
And in the 1490s James IV sent a military expedition to sack Finlaggan.
Many of the buildings at Finlaggan were