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Doune Castle

Doune Castle - location for 'Outlander'

Doune Castle in Perthshire is a key location for the upcoming series Outlander, based on the bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon which tell the story of time-traveling couple Claire and James Fraser.

Date added: 25 Oct 2013
Professor Charles McKean

SCA mourns the death of Charles McKean FRSE

The Scottish Castles Association mourns the passing of our President, Professor Charles McKean, who died peacefully on 29th September 2013 aged 67.

Date added: 30 Sep 2013
Kindrochit Castle

Laying foundations for new lease of life at ancient castle

An ancient ruin in Royal Deeside is to e given a new lease of life. Aberdeenshire Council and Cairngorms National Park Authority have joined together to fund conservation work at Kindrochit Castle.

Date added: 20 Aug 2013
Eilean Donan

Eilean Donan Recaptured

Stonemasons working to weatherproof the walls of Eilean Donan castle, reduced to ruins during a Jacobite rebellion in 1719, have uncovered a vivid reminder of the building’s demise...

Date added: 26 Jul 2013
Stirling Castle Palace

Stirling Castle - A Most Amazing Experience!

A visit to Stirling Castle has been featured on a list of Europe's "most amazing experiences" in a new Lonely Planet guide.

Date added: 26 Jul 2013

The Hidden Chamber of Drum Castle

Revealed: the hidden castle chamber where a Jacobite hid for 3 years after Culloden. Archaeologists have hailed a discovery at a castle near Aberdeen which has lain hidden for at least 150 years.

Date added: 06 Jul 2013
Dunollie Castle spider

Castle creepy crawlies saved

Workers involved in a £1.3 million restoration of Dunollie Castle in Argyll have been given special instructions not to disturb its resident spiders.

Date added: 30 Jun 2013
Ailsa Craig

Castle Photographs - a peep at Social History

A bonus from old photographs is that we are looking back 100 years in social history. The castles provide a backdrop for people in their every day lives. Here are just a few.

Date added: 30 Jun 2013
Bothwell Castle Gate

Bothwell Castle - The Gatehouse

In 1337 Sir Andrew Moray captured Bothwell Castle from the English and 'scattered it from the foundations'. For 25 years it lay in ruin until 1362 when Sir Archibald Douglas married the Moray heiress, Lady Joanna.

Date added: 18 Jun 2013
Historic Scotland funding

Historic buildings to receive revamp

Historic buildings across Scotland will be revamped thanks to £2.6 million in new funding. Ten sites will be given building repair grants from Historic Scotland, announced Fiona Hyslop, Culture Secretary.

Date added: 06 Jun 2013
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