The 1590s were not peaceful years for the Hannays
Sorbie Tower was built at the centre of Hannay lands of Sorbie. Not only the home of Alexander Hannay and his family, but his retainers and servants too, the tower was surroune by stores, stables. byres and cottages. Sortie Tower was then a hub of activity and life. A way of life that died with its last resident in 1748.
Alexander Hannay, who built the tower was a quarrelsome man with many enemies. Violent feuds with his neighbours the Murrays, the Stewarts the Dunbars and Kennedys bought strife to his family and tenants. When barns were fired and crops stolen, his men had to be assembled to give chase to the raiders.
Photos from our visit to Sorbie Tower