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Little Cumbrae Castle

The Attack on Wee Cumbrae Castle 1599

Little Cumbrae Castle stands on an island in the Firth of Clyde opposite the Ayrshire seaside town of Largs. It can be reached by boat from the latter and provides an excellent day’s excursion.

Date added: 26 Sep 2012
Braemar Castle

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
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
Kelburn Castle

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
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
Stirling Castle room

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
old photo album camera

Castle Photographic Album from 1867 - taken by Fife Photographer John Patrick

In 1867 John Patrick of Kirkcaldy published an album of 28 photographic views of Fife many of which depicted castles. Each photograph had been carefully pasted onto card and labelled.

Date added: 04 Sep 2012

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

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

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
scottish chinese castle

Scottish Castle - Made in China

An old traditional Scottish Castle which has been carefully built 'brick by brick' in the craggy hills in the heart a Vineyard in China's 'Shandong Province'.

Date added: 31 May 2012
battlesites symbol

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

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
polish scotland 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
Crookston Castle

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
Castle Leod

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
Tarbert Castle

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
scone 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
USA Scottish Castle

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
Ardrossan Castle

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