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overton bastle

The Poor Man's Tower – the Bastle

For those who couldn't afford their own castle for protection, the bastle proved the perfect solution.

Date added: 09 Oct 2022
Dryburgh abbey

Dryburgh Abbey – a Mecca for English attacks

Just like its castles, Scotland's abbeys were not immune from attack by the English.

Date added: 04 Jul 2022
Beacons

The beacons watching over the Border and Borderlands of Scotland

Firing their lit bales of hay or tar, Scottish castles formed part of a beacon system providing an early-warning of incoming dangers.

Date added: 04 Mar 2022
duchal

Rebellion, royalty and romance at Duchal Castle

Abandoned in the 18th century Duchal Castle now consists of some remains teetering on a precipice above a gorge.

Date added: 04 Jan 2022
strathaven look

A 'new look' for Strathaven Castle

A photometric model will attempt to breathe life back into Strathaven Castle.

Date added: 18 Dec 2021
old man wick

How old is the Old Man of Wick?

It's hoped that analysis of an ancient fragment of timber in the Castle of Old Wick will reveal its true age.

Date added: 02 Oct 2021
cathar

Castles of the Cathars – Châteaux de Lastours, Part I

A chance to explore four magnificent Cathar castles in Lastours, 12km from Carcassonne in France.

Date added: 16 Sep 2021
Innis Chonnell

Loch Awe's castle secrets unlocked

The small islands on Loch Awe reveal some of their castle secrets.

Date added: 03 Sep 2021
Granton

Lost in the post – Granton Castle

Were it not for a letter posted to the wrong address, Granton Castle would still be standing today.

Date added: 22 Jul 2021
Bruce

The lost tomb of Robert the Bruce

A recent survey has cast doubt on the location of Robert the Bruce's tomb in Dunfermline Abbey.

Date added: 19 May 2021
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