Scottish Castles Association

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caisteal bharraich

Castle Varrich in the money!

Thanks to a generous £200,000 gift from a new landowner, and with support from Historic Scotland, Castle Varrich is set to have a more secure future.

Date added: 09 Oct 2016

The 'Great Garden' - a trip to the Island of Lismore

On a Scottish Castles Association trip one castle often leads to another...and another. Join SCA member Brian McGarrigle on his extended trip to Lismore...

Date added: 01 Oct 2016

Castle Warfare Part II: Slaughter at Ferniehirst Castle

For those who think of the Scottish Borders' history as 'romantic', think again. Once an English garrison, Ferniehirst Castle near Jedburgh witnessed brutal savagery at first hand

Date added: 04 Sep 2016
castle leod

Castle which inspired Outlander's Castle Leoch gets funding boost

It's hoped Historic Environment Scotland's grant will help 16th-century Castle Leod to welcome more visitors

Date added: 20 Aug 2016

Lochore Castle and Eyemouth Fort Secured

Positive progress on consolidation work on Lochore Castle in Fife and historic Eyemouth Fort.

Date added: 17 Aug 2016

Castle Warfare Part I: Whitton Tower and Cessford Castle

The first of what will be an occasional series revealing the dramatic stories behind the war wounds still visible on our Scottish castles today.

Date added: 06 Aug 2016
provan hall

Provan Hall to gain from £4.5m lottery fund

Arguably Glasgow's oldest building, Provan Hall looks set to benefit as part of an imaginative scheme to provide a valuable recreational space near Easterhouse.

Date added: 29 Jul 2016

Faces from the past - a snapshot of those who worked and played in Scottish castles

Enjoy this peep into social history, courtesy of some of our fabulous castles and the people who shared them...

Date added: 12 Jul 2016
pilmuir house

Pilmuir House - a 'delightful example' of a laird's house

Pilmuir House near Haddington, East Lothian was a particular favourite of Nigel Tranter

Date added: 09 Jul 2016

'Doune and gloom' for Gartincaber Tower

Despite valiant attempts to save it, the 'centre of Scotland' is no longer watched over by unique Gartincaber Tower.

Date added: 30 Jun 2016
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