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Almond Castle – running out of time

A developer has bought the land surrounding Almond Castle. Could this bring hope of restoration?

Date added: 30 May 2020
ravenscraig object

Mystery objects – can you identify them?

The interiors of our Scottish castles often throw up objects which give us an insight into what life within them might have been like hundreds of years ago. Can you work out what these objects were for?

Date added: 28 Apr 2020
Castle Craig

Castle Craig to be saved

Exciting developments have been announced for one of Scotland's most perilous ruins - Castle Craig.

Date added: 19 Apr 2020
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A letter from our Chairman

A message to all Scottish Castles Association members from our chairman Robert Bogdan.

Date added: 07 Apr 2020

Scotland's first lockdown in 1350

The Scots have faced pandemics in the past. In particular the 'English disease' of 1350 – the Bubonic Plague.

Date added: 07 Apr 2020

Château de Rouen, Normandy

Joan of Arc was imprisoned in the castle of Rouen in 1431 and you can still visit its donjon today.

Date added: 30 Mar 2020

Largo and its famous sons

Scots are renowned for their taste for adventure and two of Scotland's most intrepid sons have a connection with Largo. Do you know who they are?

Date added: 17 Mar 2020
Kelso abbey

The English attack Kelso Abbey 1545

In 1545, following King Henry VIII of England's orders, the Earl of Hetford set out to destroy Kelso Abbey

Date added: 06 Feb 2020

Depictions of early sieges at Foix Castle and Jerusalem

Some ancient examples of French sculptures and tapestry provide us with some of the earliest 'real' depictions of sieges.

Date added: 21 Jan 2020

Buittle - Castle of the Balliols

The site of not one but two castles that have seen ruin and restoration, Buittle Castle is steeped in history with links to Scottish Kings and more.

Date added: 20 Dec 2019
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