The large 18th-century fortress in the Highland council area of Scotland. Work began in 1748, with Colonel Skinner in charge, and the Adam brothers, John, Robert and later James, acting as contractors, overseeing soldiers who provided labour and defended the site against attack.
With its own harbour below the walls, the fort could be supplied by sea in the event of a siege. The main walls are stone-faced, in plan faceted and angled with projecting bastions and redoubts so that every wall face is covered by fire from guns sited on top of other walls.
Fort George was built to control the Scottish Highlands in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising (was the attempt by James Francis Edward Stuart to regain the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland for the exiled House of Stuart), replacing a Fort George in Inverness. The current fortress has never been attacked and has remained in continuous use as a garrison.
Featured Image: Fort George – The fortification is based on a star design / Image: reddit