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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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ARDROSSAN CASTLE NEWS

Ardrossan Castle to be turned into a tourist attraction!

Plans to turn Ardrossan Castle into a tourist attraction 'to draw people into the town' emerged this week.


Date added: 02 Apr 2012 read more about ardrossan castle news
COCKBURNSPATH TOWER COLLAPSE

Collapse at Cockburnspath

News has just come in regarding the massive collapse of one of the walls of the 15th century Cockburnspath Tower, Berwick.


Date added: 29 Mar 2012 read more about cockburnspath tower collapse
ROWALLAN CASTLE

Rowallan Castle to beat red tape and be restored

As one of Scotland's most ancient castles, it withstood centuries of conflict before becoming embroiled in a modern row over plans to turn it into a luxurious residence.


Date added: 06 Mar 2012 read more about rowallan castle
ABBOTS TOWER FOR SALE

FOR SALE - Abbot's Tower (Kirkcudbright)

This L-plan tower of the late 16th C at New Abbey is on the market having been restored from ruin in the 1990s. It is advertised as a 4 storey, 4 bedroom home at offers in the region of £625,000


Date added: 15 Feb 2012 read more about abbots tower for sale
DUNNOLLIE CASTLE

Dunnollie Castle to be closed

Dunollie Castle, Oban, is to be locked up at night to prevent harm to visitors and building alike.


Date added: 13 Feb 2012 read more about dunnollie castle
WALLACE TOWER NEWS

Wallace's Tower (aka Benholm's Lodging) - Finding a use at last?

Breathing New Life into Tower - A Community Group is one step closer to reviving an Aberdeen Landmark after a visit to the empty relic.


Date added: 13 Feb 2012 read more about wallace tower news
KINGS KNOTT

A Knotty Mystery

The King's Knot, Stirling, largely owes it present appearance to Queen Victoria when she ordered the 17th C garden restored.


Date added: 13 Feb 2012 read more about kings knott
MAYBOLE CASTLE

Maybole Castle, Ayr, receives a cash boost

Maybole Castle, Ayrshire has received a grant of £110,000 to help develop its tourist potential.


Date added: 09 Feb 2012 read more about maybole castle
SCOTTISH BORDERS TOWERS

Tower Houses in the Scottish Borders.

How many Tower Houses were there in the Scottish Borders? According to SCA member Alastair Maxwell-Irving we can never know for certain. In 'The Castle Studies Group' Journal of December 2011 he sets out his case.


Date added: 09 Jan 2012 read more about scottish borders towers
NEW BROCH DISCOVERED

A broch has been discovered near the village of Dunning in Perth

Though not associated with castles SCA members will be interested to learn that a broch has been discovered near the village of Dunning in Perth.


Date added: 09 Jan 2012 read more about new broch discovered
PLACE OF KELLY

Place of Kelly comes to light

Excavations have exposed the Place of Kelly. Its location has remained a mystery since it was demolished prior to the construction of Haddo House in the 1730s.


Date added: 09 Jan 2012 read more about place of kelly
COLLISTON CASTLE FOR SALE

Colliston Castle for sale

A 16th century B-listed castle set in more than 10 acres of gardens and woodland. 10 beds, 3 baths, 3 kitchens, 5 receps, turret, outbuildings.


Date added: 22 Dec 2011 read more about colliston castle for sale
TERTOWIE MANSION BLAZE

Tertowie House destroyed by fire

A fire has ripped through 16th century Tertowie House gutting the interior and caving in the roof.


Date added: 22 Dec 2011 read more about tertowie mansion blaze
BLAIR CASTLE NEWS

House Sale at Blair Castle

The contents of Blair Castle, Ayrshire are expected to make £500,000 in auction.


Date added: 22 Dec 2011 read more about blair castle news
CASTLEMILK HOUSE FIREPLACE

The fireplace of Castlemilk House

The fireplace of Castlemilk House is once again on public view.


Date added: 06 Dec 2011 read more about castlemilk house fireplace
BALTERSAN POINTS THE WAY

Baltersan Points The Way

SCA member James Brown of Baltersan Castle is behind the creation of a new long distance path 'The Pilgrim's Way' which will link Paisley Abbey with Whithorn Priory.


Date added: 05 Dec 2011 read more about baltersan points the way
ARCHIBALD THE GRIM

Heraldic Arms of Archibald The Grim

As is well known Threave Castle, Kirkcudbright was built by Archibald Douglas commonly known as 'The Grim'. Recent work has identified his coat of arms


Date added: 02 Dec 2011 read more about archibald the grim
DUNSTAFFNAGE CASTLE DATING

New Dating Sequence for Dunstaffnage Castle

A recent report has altered the accepted dating for Dunstaffnage Castle, Argyll


Date added: 02 Dec 2011 read more about dunstaffnage castle dating
NEWGATE PRISON

Linlithgow Palace is Newgate Prison

Current fans of 'Garrow's Law' on TV will no doubt have noticed that Linlithgow Palace is doubling as Newgate Prison, London in the current series. Another Scottish location is that of Pollok House in Glasgow.


Date added: 29 Nov 2011 read more about newgate prison
FATLIPS TOWER

Fatlips Tower gets cash boost to help repair castle roof

Fatlips Tower, a landmark building in the Scottish Borders is to undergo a £200,000 renovation that will secure its future


Date added: 20 Nov 2011 read more about fatlips tower