Keep up-to-date with all the SCA activities and news snippets that would be of interest to our members and like-minded site visitors.
The hunt for King James I's lost royal tomb begins
The Scottish Castles Association president Professor Richard Oram is heading up a new exciting project to discover and recreate King James I's final resting place in Perth.
Date added: 22 Feb 2017
Scots pensioner launches campaign to save Slains Castle
Yet another campaign to restore Slains Castle takes shape, thanks to the intervention of 82-year-old Joe Allan. Will this attempt be successful?
Date added: 16 Jan 2017
Ury House to be restored as part of a £80million development
Progress on the restoration of magnificent Ury House is well underway, but what of other similar sites' fate?
Date added: 10 Jan 2017
The Mystery of Rhymer’s Tower
Fairy Queens and ballads – and a battle over ownership. It's the legend of Rhymer's Tower of course...
Date added: 20 Dec 2016
Award of the Scottish Castles Association Charles McKean Memorial Prize for Architecture 2016
UPDATE: View the winning entry for this prestigious prize which is awarded to the best architecture student design for the reoccupation and extension of a ruinous tower house or castle.
Date added: 26 Nov 2016
Castle Varrich in the money!
Thanks to a generous £200,000 gift from a new landowner, and with support from Historic Scotland, Castle Varrich is set to have a more secure future.
Date added: 09 Oct 2016
Castle which inspired Outlander's Castle Leoch gets funding boost
It's hoped Historic Environment Scotland's grant will help 16th-century Castle Leod to welcome more visitors
Date added: 20 Aug 2016
Provan Hall to gain from £4.5m lottery fund
Arguably Glasgow’s oldest building, Provan Hall looks set to benefit as part of an imaginative scheme to provide a valuable recreational space near Easterhouse.
Date added: 29 Jul 2016
Is there hope for Burgie Castle?
Will Burgie Castle crumble in the footsteps of its neighbour Blervie Castle? We hope not...
Date added: 07 May 2016
Drone's-eye view of Baltersan Castle
Take to the skies to see Baltersan Castle from a very different perspective!
Date added: 22 Apr 2016
£2million funding should restore ailing Cowane's Hospital in Stirling to full health
The Cowane's Hospital Maintenance Trust are celebrating a significant funding boost which should see their plans for the 17th-century building come to life.
Date added: 10 Apr 2016
Kilmahew Castle thrown a lifeline
Funding recently allocated to St Peter's seminary in Cardross could see new life breathed into Kilmahew Castle
Date added: 31 Mar 2016
The Bishop’s Palace and Partick Castle rediscovered in Glasgow
The 400-year-old mystery of where the medieval Bishop's Palace of Glasgow and 17th-century Patrick Castle once stood has been solved – thanks to some fortuitous sewage works!
Date added: 31 Mar 2016
A trio of treasures voted amongst the most innovative architecture in Scotland
What do a castle, an abbey and a palace have in common? They have all earned the vote of Richard Oram, the Scottish Castles Association President, as some of Scotland's most iconic examples of Scottish architecture.
Date added: 15 Feb 2016
Abergeldie Castle rescued from the brink
The devastating floods which have affected north-east Scotland put many properties at risk, including historic Abergeldie Castle on Royal Deeside.
Date added: 14 Jan 2016
Crossbasket Castle given a £9million kiss of life
Long neglected, badly vandalised and left virtually derelict, Crossbasket Castle near High Blantyre, Lanarkshire has been restored to its former glory.
Date added: 07 Jan 2016
What a difference a year makes... to Mingary Castle
Just a year ago 13th century Mingary Castle, near Kilchoan, stood as a roofless ruin. Thanks to a £2.3million restoration project, it has now been turned into a luxury holiday retreat.
Date added: 21 Jul 2015
Lochore Castle Revealed
Lochore Castle (also known as Inchgall Castle), near Kinross â€“ long a ruin and standing within a wasteland â€“ is about to give up its secrets.
Date added: 18 Jun 2015
The National Trust takes ownership of Alloa Tower
Alloa Tower is to be gifted to the National Trust by the Clackmannanshire Heritage Trust who rescued the once derelict tower.
Date added: 04 Jun 2015
North-east castles set to benefit after National Trust Ball raises over £500,000
The National Trust's President's Ball, held at Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire, was attended by businesses, local dignitaries and long-time supporters. The historic properties that are set to benefit are revealed here.
Date added: 23 May 2015