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


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.