Historic Scotland have awarded £500,000 to Dean Castle, Kilmarnock for essential repairs as part of £1.7m of restoration funding across Scotland.
The money will be used to make the building watertight and to replace fallen masonry. The castle, with its world-renowned collection of armour and musical instruments, is set in 200 acres of country park.
In receipt of £56,344 is Lamer Island Battery in Dunbar, pictured below. Built to defend the harbour from John Paul Jones it never saw action and was converted into a hospital for infectious diseases. This burned down when a bonfire was lit in honour of King Edward VIII.
Other recipients are:
Article by SCA member Brian McGarrigle