When one stands and looks at the ruins of this once magnificent Castle the sense of history is palpable. How lucky we are that so much still remains. One can appreciate the extraordinary skills needed to build such a stronghold. One can visualise the ships riding at anchor in the bay behind; the laughter and merriment from within and the sieges it withstood until taken with the help of cannon fire. But will our children?

It was for that reason that the Sinclair and Girnigoe Castles Trust, later renamed The Clan Sinclair Trust, was formed in 1999. It owns the Castle and is a registered Charity under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

In the USA The Clan Sinclair Charitable trust, Inc. has been formed and it has been granted 501(C) (3) status and the tax reference number there is 41-1949804.