Scottish Castles Association

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dean castle

Cash award for Dean Castle

Historic Scotland have awarded £500,000 to Dean Castle, Kilmarnock for essential repairs as part of £1.7m of restoration funding across Scotland.

Date added: 03 Mar 2015

Rowallan Castle to become a hotel

The Scottish government is to remove state guardianship of Rowallan Castle to permit its owners to convert it into hotel accommodation.

Date added: 28 Feb 2015

The SCA take a look at Dowhill Castle

The SCA were invited to visit Dowhill Castle to form an opinion regarding its suitability for restoration.

Date added: 25 Feb 2015

Dumbarton Castle as a tourist destination?

A consultation is to take place on the long term future of the rock and surrounding waterfront near Dumbarton Castle and will also establish how best to attract tourists to the historic site.

Date added: 25 Feb 2015

Castle Toward community ownership plans halted

Plans to take Castle Toward estate into community ownership have hit the buffers.

Date added: 28 Jan 2015

Loudoun Castle to be given a new lease of life

Plans have been lodged to transform a derelict funfair in the grounds of Loudon Castle and include stabilising the castle as the centrepiece of the development.

Date added: 11 Dec 2014
scottish town book

Book co-authored by the late Charles McKean named as Saltire Book of the Year

An exhaustive piece of academic research looking at Scottish urbanisation in the 18th century, co-authored by the late Charles McKean, has won the Saltire Book of the Year Award.

Date added: 11 Dec 2014

Tarbert Castle renovation work complete

Tarbert Castle, Argyll, has re-opened to the public after five years of work by the local community trust.

Date added: 11 Dec 2014

Ellon Castle set for a face lift

A new housing development will provide the funds to restore the gardens and to consolidate Ellon Castle

Date added: 10 Dec 2014

Fyvie Castle fear of dramatic collapse to be averted

Problems came to light in the 1990s when cracks appeared in the walls of the Seton Tower at Fyvie Castle

Date added: 10 Dec 2014
Inverness Castle

Inverness Castle - The Jewel in the City's Crown?

For years there have been calls for something ‘to be done’ with Inverness Castle. It is the town’s most conspicuous building rising high above the River Ness, yet public access is forbidden.

Date added: 17 Aug 2014
castle studies trust

The Castle Studies Trust awards grant for Tibbers Castle

Tibbers Castle, Dumfries has been awarded a cash grant by the Castle Studies Trust. Tibbers is a large motte and bailey castle near Thornhill, consisting of a ‘headland’ cut off by a deep ditch.

Date added: 08 Aug 2014
welsh trip

SCA Castle Trip to North Wales much enjoyed

In June 2014 members of the SCA spent four days exploring the castles of North Wales. Based in the seaside resort of Llandudno and blessed with glorious weather it was an experience that none of us will forget.

Date added: 25 Jun 2014
prof richard oram

A new President for SCA

SCA is delighted to announce that Richard Oram has accepted the presidency of the Scottish Castles Association, a worthy successor to our late president, Charles McKean.

Date added: 12 Jun 2014

Drum Castle, Free of Scaffolding

Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire has completed a £700,000 refurbishment. For months the castle had been obscured by scaffolding.

Date added: 16 May 2014
Ackergill Tower

Castle Grant and Ackergill Tower News

Castle Grant in Moray, with an asking price of £1.1 million, has been placed on the market once again after we reported it had been sold. Also Ackergill Tower re-opens after closure due to fire damage.

Date added: 16 May 2014
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Spring Outing to Castles a Great Success!

Members of the Association spent a splendid weekend based at South Queensferry to view the castles of the Forth valley. This was our first outing of the year.

Date added: 30 Apr 2014
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New Walk planned for Spynie Palace

An original 'walk' has been created as part of the Moray Walking Festival which will link the cathedral town of Elgin with the palace of the Bishops of Moray at Sypnie.

Date added: 13 Apr 2014
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Dunnottar Castle to close whilst Kinneff Manse is for sale

Dunnottar is to close while repairs are made to the roof of Behnolm’s Lodging which flanks the entrance gateway to the castle.

Date added: 13 Apr 2014
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National Trust of Scotland may buy Ailsa Craig with US help

The National Trust of Scotland could launch a £1.5 million bid to buy Ailsa Craig thanks to the support of wealthy American donors. An organisation based in Boston is calling on the NTS to acquire the Island.

Date added: 07 Apr 2014