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.
Mingarry Castle to be restored
Mingary Castle stands on Ardnamurchan Estate land, near the village of Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Thankfully this fabulous, and important, historical castle is to be restored.
Date added: 23 Dec 2013
Inchdrewer Castle bought by Russian model
Inchdrewer Castle, near Banff, in Scotland has been bought by a Russian lady who promises to restore it from ruin to a habitable home.
Date added: 27 Nov 2013
Conservation work for Barra's Kisimul Castle
Members of Clan Macneil and Historic Scotland have raised £200,000 for the planned work. Historic Scotland, which looks after the property, hopes that archaeologists will uncover new clues to castle life.
Date added: 02 Nov 2013
Heritage award for Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle has been named the top heritage attraction in the UK for the third year running.
Date added: 02 Nov 2013
Doune Castle - location for 'Outlander'
Doune Castle in Perthshire is a key location for the upcoming series Outlander, based on the bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon which tell the story of time-traveling couple Claire and James Fraser.
Date added: 25 Oct 2013
SCA mourns the death of Charles McKean FRSE
The Scottish Castles Association mourns the passing of our President, Professor Charles McKean, who died peacefully on 29th September 2013 aged 67.
Date added: 30 Sep 2013
Laying foundations for new lease of life at ancient castle
An ancient ruin in Royal Deeside is to e given a new lease of life. Aberdeenshire Council and Cairngorms National Park Authority have joined together to fund conservation work at Kindrochit Castle.
Date added: 20 Aug 2013
Castle creepy crawlies saved
Workers involved in a £1.3 million restoration of Dunollie Castle in Argyll have been given special instructions not to disturb its resident spiders.
Date added: 30 Jun 2013
Historic buildings to receive revamp
Historic buildings across Scotland will be revamped thanks to £2.6 million in new funding. Ten sites will be given building repair grants from Historic Scotland, announced Fiona Hyslop, Culture Secretary.
Date added: 06 Jun 2013
Dunnottar to become the Eighth Wonder of the World?
An iconic Aberdeenshire castle is Scotland’s nomination to become the Eighth Wonder of the World. Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven, topped a Visit Scotland online poll to represent the country.
Date added: 01 Jun 2013
Mingary Castle in line for preservation cash boost
Crumbling Mingary Castle, which is one of the best-preserved building of its type in Scotland, looks set to be in line for some much needed preservation cash.
Date added: 22 May 2013
Mondobbo Castle for Sale
Completely restored and renovated, Monboddo Castle in the Mearns is on the market for offers over £950.000.
Date added: 16 May 2013
Chance to tour Lickleyhead Castle (which is for sale)
The north east castle, Lickleyhead, which is on the market with a £1.35 million price tag, will open its doors to visitors this weekend - with children from a nearby school taking on the roles of tour guides.
Date added: 16 May 2013
Inchdrewer Castle for sale for £400.000
The fabulous Inchdrewer Castle, Banff, Aberdeenshire has been put up for sale at offers over £400.000. This is a chance to purchase a very special historic castle with spectacular views. Restoration opportunity.
Date added: 27 Apr 2013
Lordscairnie Castle For Sale
The B-listed 15th century L-planed castle of Lordscairnie has been put on the market for £220,000. Situated near Monzie in Fife (11 miles from Dundee). It is in need of major restoration.
Date added: 11 Apr 2013
Rarely available property within Menstrie Castle for sale
Rarely available, traditional period property within Menstrie castle offering period features and spacious accommodation throughout, set in popular locale within the town of Menstrie. Offers over £102,000.
Date added: 21 Mar 2013
Cavers Castle for sale
Cavers Castle, Roxburghshire, is up for sale at offers over £300.00. A once magnificent and historic castle in circa 11 acres requiring complete restoration. Situated in beautiful countryside.
Date added: 05 Mar 2013
Leith Hall to Reopen
Brighter days lie ahead for the National Trust for Scotland property, Leith Hall, at Kennethmont which is set to open its doors to visitors again later this year.
Date added: 01 Mar 2013
Scottish battlefields: Inventory recognises 39 historic sites
Thirty-nine sites of violent clashes on Scottish soil have been officially recognised in Scotland's Inventory of Historic Battlefields. The database has been put together by Historic Scotland.
Date added: 16 Dec 2012
Edinburgh Castle voted top UK tourist attraction
Edinburgh Castle has been voted the leading UK attraction for the second consecutive year.
Date added: 04 Nov 2012