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Dundee's whaling industry spawned an entrepreneur who bought an Angus castle that his descendants still occupy.

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JOHN ADAMSON, Careston Castle

Careston Castle Alan Morrison and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.
  • John Adamson, entrepreneur of Careston Castle John Adamson (1813-93), the son of a Dundee whaling captain, became an entrepreneur and owner of the Erichtside linen works at Blairgowrie. In 1871 he purchased the Careston Castle estate from the 5th Earl Fife.