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Ardrossan Castle

The four phases of Ardrossan Castle

Like so many west of Scotland sites, Ardrossan Castle, in Ayrshire, has been shamefully neglected in castle literature.

Date added: 02 Apr 2012
Cocksburnspath Tower

Collapse at Cockburnspath

News has just come in regarding the massive collapse of one of the walls of the 15th century Cockburnspath Tower, Berwick.

Date added: 29 Mar 2012

Rowallan Castle to beat red tape and be restored

As one of Scotland's most ancient castles, it withstood centuries of conflict before becoming embroiled in a modern row over plans to turn it into a luxurious residence.

Date added: 06 Mar 2012
bothwell castle face

Bothwell Castle Reconsidered

Allan Rutherford and John Malcolm have challenged the accepted chronology for the construction of Bothwell Castle.

Date added: 29 Feb 2012
Bee Boles Tolquhan

Talking a lot of Boles

Bee Boles in Scottish Castles - Bee keeping was popular before the days of sugar as a sweetener. Candle wax constituted an additional benefit.

Date added: 13 Feb 2012
Dunollie Castle

Dunnollie Castle to be closed

Dunollie Castle, Oban, is to be locked up at night to prevent harm to visitors and building alike.

Date added: 13 Feb 2012
Benholm Tower

Wallace's Tower (aka Benholm's Lodging) - Finding a use at last?

Breathing New Life into Tower - A Community Group is one step closer to reviving an Aberdeen Landmark after a visit to the empty relic.

Date added: 13 Feb 2012
kings knot

A Knotty Mystery

The King's Knot, Stirling, largely owes it present appearance to Queen Victoria when she ordered the 17th C garden restored.

Date added: 13 Feb 2012
Maybole Castle

Maybole Castle, Ayr, receives a cash boost

Maybole Castle, Ayrshire has received a grant of £110,000 to help develop its tourist potential.

Date added: 09 Feb 2012

Tibbers Castle (Dumfries)

John Goodhall in his excellent new book 'The English Castle' (2011) asks the question 'Why did Edward I not build castles in Scotland as in Wales'?

Date added: 09 Jan 2012
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