It is gratifying for the Scottish Castles Association to report a success – in this case Lochore Castle in Fife which has been saved from ruin as part of a community project.
Lochore Castle in ruin
Consolidation work on Lochore Castle begins
Lochore is a 14th century tower built on what was a crannog (an artificial island) reached by a causeway in Loch Inchgal (Island of the Strangers). The loch was drained in the 18th century leaving the castle literally ‘high and dry’. Ruin and vegetation had obscured the site until the
Living Lomonds Heritage Group
volunteers cleared it for the Castle Studies Trust to employ ground penetration radar which revealed its secrets.
Scottish Castles Association member Bob Marshall's reconstruction drawings of Lochore Castle
The Scottish Castles Association’s own Bob Marshall was commissioned to provide reconstruction drawings for information boards at Lochore Castle and these can be viewed on his site by
and on his
Eyemouth Fort: Coastal defence cannon of 1860s used against the French
BOTTOM: French works of 1550 at Eyemouth Fort used against the English. French SCA member Annick McGarrigle seen in the picture
Bob has been hard at work lately at Eyemouth Fort where there is a similar community involvement. Further reconstruction drawings of Eyemouth Fort can also be viewed on his site
Bob Marshall's reconstruction of Eyemouth Fort
Article by SCA member Brian McGarrigle.