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Scottish Castle News

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.



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LOCHORE CASTLE INCHGALL

Lochore Castle Revealed

Lochore Castle (also known as Inchgall Castle), near Kinross – long a ruin and standing within a wasteland – is about to give up its secrets.


Date added: 18 Jun 2015 read more about lochore castle inchgall
ALLOA TOWER

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 read more about alloa tower
NATIONAL TRUST BALL

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 read more about national trust ball
NUNRAW TOWER

Planning permission granted for Nunraw Tower

Following its purchase by an American woman with Scottish heritage, Nunraw Tower, in East Lothian, is to be converted from a Cistercian monastery's guest house into a private home.


Date added: 20 May 2015 read more about nunraw tower
HARLAWHILL HOUSE

Harlawhill House awarded grant of 12,000 for urgent repairs

Following East Lothian Council's award of a grant, work to make Harlawhill House wind and watertight can begin.


Date added: 13 May 2015 read more about harlawhill house
TORWOODLEE RESTORATION

Conservation of Torwoodlee Tower to start imminently

After successfully raising 150,000, the Pringle family of Torwoodlee are delighted to announce the start of a project to stabilise Torwoodlee Tower in Galashiels.


Date added: 07 May 2015 read more about torwoodlee restoration
TOWERS BOOK OFFER

New Tower Studies book - exclusive members offer

The essays in this 320-page volume, the first in a series, publish the proceedings of the first two conferences of Turris, an international association for those interested in tower studies, held at Stirling in 2010 and Dundee in 2011


Date added: 29 Apr 2015 read more about towers book offer
STRATHAVEN CASTLE GRANT

Strathaven in receipt of Historic Scotland grant

It is hoped that money received from a fund set up to help communities restore their town centres or to bring at-risk buildings back into reuse could see Strathaven Castle benefit.


Date added: 23 Apr 2015 read more about strathaven castle grant
SORBIE TOWER WIGTOWN

Sorbie Tower, Wigtown - Consolidation or Restoration?

Sorbie Tower, Wigtown is a substantial L-shaped tower built by Alexander Hannay in the late 16th century. In spite of work over the last 50 years, it remains in a critical condition.


Date added: 03 Apr 2015 read more about sorbie tower wigtown
EYEMOUTH FORT

Eyemouth Fort comes back to life

Eyemouth Fort is regarded as the first 'Trace Italienne' fortification in Britain. The local museum has launched an interactive exhibit where visitors are able to watch a guided tour of the fort and 'play' the fort via an Xbox controller!


Date added: 16 Mar 2015 read more about eyemouth fort
ALASTAIR MAXWELL-IRVING BOOK

SCA member Alastair Maxwell-Irving publishes his second book on The Border Towers of Scotland

Alastair Maxwell-Irving's second book focuses on the evolution and architecture of the Border Towers of Scotland and features the surviving towers in the West, Middle and East Marches of the Scottish Borders


Date added: 04 Mar 2015 read more about alastair maxwell-irving book
DEAN CASTLE GRANT

Cash award for Dean Castle

Historic Scotland have awarded £500,000 to Dean Castle, Kilmarnock for essential repairs as part of £1.7m of restoration funding across Scotland.


Date added: 03 Mar 2015 read more about dean castle grant
ROWALLAN CASTLE HOTEL

Rowallan Castle to become a hotel

The Scottish government is to remove state guardianship of Rowallan Castle to permit its owners to convert it into hotel accommodation.


Date added: 28 Feb 2015 read more about rowallan castle hotel
DOWHILL CASTLE

The SCA take a look at Dowhill Castle

The SCA were invited to visit Dowhill Castle to form an opinion regarding its suitability for restoration.


Date added: 25 Feb 2015 read more about dowhill castle
DUMBARTON CASTLE

Dumbarton Castle as a tourist destination?

A consultation is to take place on the long term future of the rock and surrounding waterfront near Dumbarton Castle and will also establish how best to attract tourists to the historic site.


Date added: 25 Feb 2015 read more about dumbarton castle
CASTLE TOWARD

Castle Toward community ownership plans halted

Plans to take Castle Toward estate into community ownership have hit the buffers.


Date added: 28 Jan 2015 read more about castle toward
GOGAR CASTLE SALE

Gogar Castle (Edinburgh) for sale

Gogar Castle stands within 3.6 acres of land close to Edinburgh Airport. It is on the market at offers over £2.5 million pounds


Date added: 18 Dec 2014 read more about gogar castle sale
CASTLE LEVAN

Castle Levan (Gourock) for sale

Castle Levan occupies a strong site on a ravine on the Clyde estuary at Gourock. This interesting castle is now on the market at offers over £475,000.


Date added: 15 Dec 2014 read more about castle levan
LOUDON CASTLE

Loudoun Castle to be given a new lease of life

Plans have been lodged to transform a derelict funfair in the grounds of Loudon Castle and include stabilising the castle as the centrepiece of the development.


Date added: 11 Dec 2014 read more about loudon castle
SALTIRE BOOK CHARLES MCKEAN

Book co-authored by the late Charles McKean named as Saltire Book of the Year

An exhaustive piece of academic research looking at Scottish urbanisation in the 18th century, co-authored by the late Charles McKean, has won the Saltire Book of the Year Award.


Date added: 11 Dec 2014 read more about saltire book charles mckean