Scottish Castles Association

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Is there hope for Burgie Castle?

Will Burgie Castle crumble in the footsteps of its neighbour Blervie Castle? We hope not...

Date added: 07 May 2016

Drone's-eye view of Baltersan Castle

Take to the skies to see Baltersan Castle from a very different perspective!

Date added: 22 Apr 2016

£2million funding should restore ailing Cowane's Hospital in Stirling to full health

The Cowane's Hospital Maintenance Trust are celebrating a significant funding boost which should see their plans for the 17th-century building come to life.

Date added: 10 Apr 2016

Kilmahew Castle thrown a lifeline

Funding recently allocated to St Peter's seminary in Cardross could see new life breathed into Kilmahew Castle

Date added: 31 Mar 2016

The Bishop's Palace and Partick Castle rediscovered in Glasgow

The 400-year-old mystery of where the medieval Bishop's Palace of Glasgow and 17th-century Patrick Castle once stood has been solved - thanks to some fortuitous sewage works!

Date added: 31 Mar 2016

Hunterston Castle - Small but Perfectly-formed

Hunterston Castle was believed to have been moated once given its position on marshland near Seamill in Ayrshire.

Date added: 24 Mar 2016
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A trio of treasures voted amongst the most innovative architecture in Scotland

What do a castle, an abbey and a palace have in common? They have all earned the vote of Richard Oram, the Scottish Castles Association President, as some of Scotland's most iconic examples of Scottish architecture.

Date added: 15 Feb 2016

Knock Castle - original 17th-century treasure available to let soon

Knock Castle's future is set to be secured as work to convert its oldest manifestation into a property suitable for letting progresses.

Date added: 03 Feb 2016

Abergeldie Castle rescued from the brink

The devastating floods which have affected north-east Scotland put many properties at risk, including historic Abergeldie Castle on Royal Deeside.

Date added: 14 Jan 2016

Crossbasket Castle given a £9million kiss of life

Long neglected, badly vandalised and left virtually derelict, Crossbasket Castle near High Blantyre, Lanarkshire has been restored to its former glory.

Date added: 07 Jan 2016

Auchans Castle, Ayrshire

A magnificent example of a Renaissance palace, Auchans stands near the Ayrshire town of Dundonald.

Date added: 06 Jan 2016
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Kilmaurs Place, East Ayrshire

We all like a place to call home and this 17th-century mansion is still a fine example of one.

Date added: 17 Dec 2015

Ardrossan Castle, Ayrshire

Dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries Ardrossan Castle occupies a prominent position high on a rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde.

Date added: 10 Dec 2015

The tale of Bedrule Castle, Roxburghshire

Once visited by the King of England and the scene of some brutal killings, Bedrule Castle's tumultuous days are in the dim and distant past but we can imagine how this impressive stronghold may have once looked.

Date added: 26 Nov 2015

"A fair, well-built house" a.k.a Skelmorlie Castle in Ayr

In 1600 Skelmorlie was noted as 'a fair well-built house' with its old fashioned gardens, terrace and shrubbery not to be surpassed in picturesque scenery by any prospect in Britain.

Date added: 12 Nov 2015

The Place of Kilbirnie

Once the most desirable property in a part of Ayrshire and at the forefront of 17th-century design, The Place of Kilbirnie is now sadly neglected and forgotten. We shine the spotlight on it once more...

Date added: 05 Nov 2015

Craigie Castle's Hidden Secret

Little-known Craigie Castle near Symington, dating from the 12th century, once had a magnificent groin-vaulted hall to boast about. Now, sadly, only tiny glimpses of its former glory can be seen.

Date added: 05 Nov 2015

The history of Tibbers Castle may have to be rewritten

Research carried out by the Castle Studies Trust has changed our view of Tibbers Castle forever.

Date added: 26 Oct 2015

A future for Mingary and Tioram Castles?

Could the restoration of Mingary Castle prompt a fresh look at its sister castle Tioram's future?

Date added: 26 Oct 2015

A Tale of Two Castles - Dalquharran (old and new)

Standing just 500 yards apart are two magnificent buildings. The original Dalquharran Castle whose construction began in the 15th century and its younger neighbour, also called Dalquharran Castle, built some 300 years later.

Date added: 24 Sep 2015