Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. Scotland: Vols. VIVIII. 187679.
Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne (17661845)
Castle Gloom, better known as Castle Campbell, was a residence of the noble family of Argyll, from the middle of the fifteenth till the middle of the seventeenth century, when it was burned by the Marquis of Montrose. The castle is situated on a promontory of the Ochil hills, near the village of Dollar, in Clackmannanshire, and has long been in the ruinous condition described in the song.