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castlefraser

North-east castles set to benefit after National Trust Ball raises over £500,000

The National Trust's President's Ball, held at Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire, was attended by businesses, local dignitaries and long-time supporters. The historic properties that are set to benefit are revealed here.

Date added: 23 May 2015
nunraw

Planning permission granted for Nunraw Tower

Following its purchase by an American woman with Scottish heritage, Nunraw Tower, in East Lothian, is to be converted from a Cistercian monastery's guest house into a private home.

Date added: 20 May 2015
harlawhill

Harlawhill House awarded grant of £12,000 for urgent repairs

Following East Lothian Council's award of a grant, work to make Harlawhill House wind and watertight can begin.

Date added: 13 May 2015
torwoodlee

Conservation of Torwoodlee Tower to start imminently

After successfully raising £150,000, the Pringle family of Torwoodlee are delighted to announce the start of a project to stabilise Torwoodlee Tower in Galashiels.

Date added: 07 May 2015
towers book

Tower Studies, 1 & 2 - exclusive members offer

The essays in this 320-page volume, the first in a series, publish the proceedings of the first two conferences of Turris, an international association for those interested in tower studies, held at Stirling in 2010 and Dundee in 2011

Date added: 29 Apr 2015
strathaven

Strathaven in receipt of Historic Scotland grant

It is hoped that money received from a fund set up to help communities restore their town centres or to bring at-risk buildings back into reuse could see Strathaven Castle benefit.

Date added: 23 Apr 2015
sorbie

Sorbie Tower, Wigtown - Consolidation or Restoration?

Sorbie Tower, Wigtown is a substantial L-shaped tower built by Alexander Hannay in the late 16th century. In spite of work over the last 50 years, it remains in a critical condition.

Date added: 03 Apr 2015
eyemouth

Eyemouth Fort comes back to life

Eyemouth Fort is regarded as the first 'Trace Italienne' fortification in Britain. The local museum has launched an interactive exhibit where visitors are able to watch a guided tour of the fort and 'play' the fort via an Xbox controller!

Date added: 16 Mar 2015
border towers

SCA member Alastair Maxwell-Irving publishes his second book on The Border Towers of Scotland

Alastair Maxwell-Irving's second book focuses on the evolution and architecture of the Border Towers of Scotland and features the surviving towers in the West, Middle and East Marches of the Scottish Borders

Date added: 04 Mar 2015
dean castle

Cash award for Dean Castle

Historic Scotland have awarded £500,000 to Dean Castle, Kilmarnock for essential repairs as part of £1.7m of restoration funding across Scotland.

Date added: 03 Mar 2015
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