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Scottish Castle News

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INCHDREWER CASTLE SOLD

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 read more about inchdrewer castle sold
KISIMUL CASTLE CONSERVATION

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 read more about kisimul castle conservation
EDINBURGH CASTLE

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 read more about edinburgh castle
DOUNE CASTLE OUTLANDER

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 read more about doune castle outlander
CHARLES MCKEAN DEATH

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 read more about charles mckean death
KINDROCHIT CASTLE

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 read more about kindrochit castle
CASTLE CREEPY CRAWLIES

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 read more about castle creepy crawlies
HISTORIC BUILDINGS REVAMP

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 read more about historic buildings revamp
DUNNOTTAR CASTLE

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 read more about dunnottar castle
MINGARY CASTLE PRESERVATION

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 read more about mingary castle preservation
MONDOBBO CASTLE FOR SALE

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 read more about mondobbo castle for sale
LICKLEYHEAD CASTLE FOR SALE

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 read more about lickleyhead castle for sale
INCHDREWER CASTLE FOR SALE

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 read more about inchdrewer castle for sale
LORDSCAIRNIE CASTLE FOR SALE

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 read more about lordscairnie castle for sale
MENSTRIE CASTLE FOR SALE

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 read more about menstrie castle for sale
CAVERS CASTLE FOR SALE

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 read more about cavers castle for sale
LEITH HALL TO REOPEN

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 read more about leith hall to reopen
SCOTTISH BATTLEFIELDS

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 read more about scottish battlefields
EDINBURGH CASTLE 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 read more about edinburgh castle 2012
JOHN CLERK

John Clerk of Eldin (1728 - 1812) Exhibition

John Clerk of Eldin is well known to art historians of 18th century British art, and he is often included in exhibitions and publications relating to the work of other 18th century figures.


Date added: 06 Oct 2012 read more about john clerk