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The Scottish Castles Association
Preserving the Past for the Future

Eastshield (Lanark) - Past & Present

Set in rural Lanark near to Carnwath is this 16th century tower house reduced to a 30 foot staircase tower and the scant remains of the main block. It owes its survival to its use as a farm building. A stone situated above a doorway gives the date of 1567 which accords well with the ruins. The photo on the right was taken during a SCA visit in 2007.


Eastshield as it was (left) and as recorded on a SCA visit in 2007 (right).

Article by SCA member Brian McGarrigle

Date posted: 15 Dec 2014Last updated: 03 Feb 2015