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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
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
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
s Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar to become the Eighth Wonder of the World?

An iconic Aberdeenshire castle is Scotland's nomination to become the Eighth Wonder of the World. Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven, topped a Visit Scotland online poll to represent the country.

Date added: 01 Jun 2013
Mingary Castle

Mingary Castle in line for preservation cash boost

Crumbling Mingary Castle, which is one of the best-preserved building of its type in Scotland, looks set to be in line for some much needed preservation cash.

Date added: 22 May 2013

The Destruction of Chateau de Coucy in 1917

Open any book on Scottish castles and sooner or later mention will be made of Chateau de Coucy in Picardy, France, which is regarded to be one of the greatest castles of the middle ages.

Date added: 22 May 2013
loch an eilean castle

Loch an Eilein Castle - Inverness

Loch-an-Eilein Castle stands in the loch of that name about 5 km from Aviemore. It has been largely ignored by the academic world.

Date added: 14 Mar 2013
Bothwell Castle

Whatever happened to Bothwell Castle?

The appearance of Bothwell Castle today owes everything to Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar, who demolished half of it in 1700.

Date added: 01 Mar 2013
Leith Hall

Leith Hall to Reopen

Brighter days lie ahead for the National Trust for Scotland property, Leith Hall, at Kennethmont which is set to open its doors to visitors again later this year.

Date added: 01 Mar 2013
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