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BRAEMAR CASTLE MAKEOVER

Braemar Castle gets makeover

Scaffolding has gone up around Braemar Castle as the first £100,000 phase of repairs begins on the historic landmark's leaking roof.


Date added: 26 Sep 2012 read more about braemar castle makeover
SCOTLANDS LOST GARDENS

Secrets of Scotland's lost gardens

A striking new book, which promises to lift the lid on forgotten historic gardens of Scotland, has gone on sale.


Date added: 26 Sep 2012 read more about scotlands lost gardens
HISTORIC SCOTLAND GRANTS

Buildings get Historic Scotland grants to fund repairs

The Scottish government has awarded grants totaling almost £2m to repair 8 historic buildings.


Date added: 04 Sep 2012 read more about historic scotland grants
NETHER HORSBURGH CASTLE

Nether Horsburgh Castle

Forestry Commission Scotland has purchased over 120 hectares of woodland in the Tweed Valley near Peebles. The price paid is unknown but the estate was on the market at offers over £1,985,000.


Date added: 04 Sep 2012 read more about nether horsburgh castle
STIRLING CASTLE TOURISM

Stirling Castle towers over London

Stirling castle has trumped the Tower of London and Houses of Parliament to be rated the UK’s favourite heritage attraction by consumer group Which?


Date added: 04 Sep 2012 read more about stirling castle tourism
INVERQUHARITY CASTLE FOR SALE

Inverquharity Castle, Angus, for Sale

One of the finest and most entire baronial buildings in Angus. The original L-plan tower house was built in the early 1440s by the Ogilvy family who owned the property till the late 18th Century.


Date added: 10 Aug 2012 read more about inverquharity castle for sale
FYVIE CASTLE DISCOVERY

Archaeologists uncover medieval defences in grounds of historic castle

Archaeologists have made a surprising discovery in the grounds of Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire.


Date added: 19 Jul 2012 read more about fyvie castle discovery
RCAHMS SURVEY COMYN CASTLES

Royal Commission survey of 13th century Comyn castles

The Royal Commission have completed a survey of the 13th century Comyn castles of Lochindorb, Inverlochy, Bedrule and King Edward


Date added: 19 Jul 2012 read more about rcahms survey comyn castles
POWRIE CASTLE FOR SALE

Powrie Castle, near Dundee, is put up for sale

Powrie Castle is for sale with Savills' Brechin office at offers over £595,000.


Date added: 12 Jul 2012 read more about powrie castle for sale
PERTH RESTORATION GRANT

Perth granted £650,000 to restore its historic buildings

Perth, Scotland's newest city, has been granted £650,000 to restore its historic buildings. The money, from Historic Scotland, will support its city status with a grant awarded to Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust.


Date added: 10 Jul 2012 read more about perth restoration grant
BELDORNEY CASTLE FOR SALE

Castle for sale for third time in 221 years

Beldorney Castle, a north-east caste near Huntly has gone on the market for only the third time in 221 years at an asking price of £3m.


Date added: 24 Jun 2012 read more about beldorney castle for sale
HISTORIC BATTLE SITES

Historic battle sites given recognition

In December 2010 Historic Scotland compiled a list 17 important battle sites in Scotland. Now, in May 2012, a further 11 have been added to the list.


Date added: 22 May 2012 read more about historic battle sites
DORNOCH CASTLE HOTEL SALE

Dornoch Castle hotel up for sale for £2.5m

Dornoch Castle hotel in Sutherland, 40 minutes north of Inverness, is up for sale for £2.5m as owners Colin and Roselyn Thompson have decided to concentrate on their other business interests.


Date added: 10 May 2012 read more about dornoch castle hotel sale
NEW GATES FOR DUART CASTLE

New Gates for Duart Castle

Members of Clan McLean are to join together to give their chief new gates for his castle to replace the temporary ones used for the last 100 years.


Date added: 10 May 2012 read more about new gates for duart castle
POLISH SCOTTISH MAP

Scotland's largest map at Black Barony Castle

A campaign has been launched to save the world's largest 'map' of Scotland situated in the grounds of Black Barony Castle.


Date added: 08 May 2012 read more about polish scottish map
SCOTLANDS BEST CASTLES

Scotland's best (and least) loved castles announced

The top 10 tourism attractions for Scotland have just been announced. The winner was the National Museum of Scotland with 1,494,728 visitors and second was Edinburgh Castle with 1,302,825.


Date added: 28 Apr 2012 read more about scotlands best castles
GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Scottish Government Grants for 16 Historic Buildings

The Scottish government has given grants totalling more than £4M to repair 16 historic buildings.


Date added: 19 Apr 2012 read more about government grants
TARBERT CASTLE REOPENED

Tarbert Castle to be reopened to the public

Tarbert Castle forms a notable landmark high above the port of that name in Argyll. Dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries (including work by Robert the Bruce) it has long been in a state of total neglect.


Date added: 12 Apr 2012 read more about tarbert castle reopened
SCONE PALACE ARCHWAY

Ancient archway repair work begins

Repair work on an ancient archway at one of Scone Palace has began more than a year after it was struck by a van.


Date added: 11 Apr 2012 read more about scone palace archway
SCOTTISH USA CASTLES

Buy Your Own Scottish Castle - in America

A REPLICA Highland castle in a remote corner of the United States has been put up for sale at £250,000.


Date added: 10 Apr 2012 read more about scottish usa castles