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Castle Warfare Part I: Whitton Tower and Cessford Castle

The first of what will be an occasional series revealing the dramatic stories behind the war wounds still visible on our Scottish castles today.

Date added: 06 Aug 2016
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Provan Hall to gain from £4.5m lottery fund

Arguably Glasgow's oldest building, Provan Hall looks set to benefit as part of an imaginative scheme to provide a valuable recreational space near Easterhouse.

Date added: 29 Jul 2016

Faces from the past - a snapshot of those who worked and played in Scottish castles

Enjoy this peep into social history, courtesy of some of our fabulous castles and the people who shared them...

Date added: 12 Jul 2016
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Pilmuir House - a 'delightful example' of a laird's house

Pilmuir House near Haddington, East Lothian was a particular favourite of Nigel Tranter

Date added: 09 Jul 2016

'Doune and gloom' for Gartincaber Tower

Despite valiant attempts to save it, the 'centre of Scotland' is no longer watched over by unique Gartincaber Tower.

Date added: 30 Jun 2016

Old Bleary's grand design - Dundonald Castle

Built for King Robert II - known as Old Bleary - on his accession to the throne of Scotland in 1371, Dundonald Castle is now cared for by a passionate local trust.

Date added: 24 Jun 2016

Something old, something new - Rowallan Castles are a beautiful union of Scottish castle styles

Two differing but stunning examples of Scottish architecture, Rowallan Castles - old and new - are standing strong.

Date added: 07 Jun 2016
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Clan Lachlan's bid to preserve their ancestral home

Historic Castle Lachlan, on the banks of Loch Fyne, is once again being embraced by the Clan which bears its name.

Date added: 25 May 2016

Asgog Castle's fight for survival

After a tumultuous history, Asgog Castle sits in an idyllic setting but is in far from idyllic condition...

Date added: 20 May 2016

Portencross Castle - Weathering the Storms

An impressive sea girt, Portencross Castle has stood watch over the waters of the Clyde estuary for centuries. Now, others are safeguarding its future...

Date added: 13 May 2016
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