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This is the mysterious "Lair of the Wolf of Badenoch" perched on a little island in the middle of Loch-an-Eilean...and the site figures importantly both in the historical novel ISLAND OF THE SWANS and in it's contemporary spin-off, THAT AUTUMN IN EDINBURGH...

In the mid 1980s, I was rowed across Loch-an-Eilean, near Kinrara and Aviemore, Scotland, to see the ruin that reputedly had been a trysting place over the centuries…(Author's photo)

Loch an Eilean Castle, Highland, Scotland. "Built on a island in Loch an Eilean (Rothiemurchus) stands a ruin. The castle was once a stronghold of the Wolf of Badenoch."