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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
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