Scottish Castles Association

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Castles in their Past and Present State

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Gargunnock House (Stirling) - Past and Present

At first glance Gargunnock House appears a typical 18th century mansion... but look closer.

Date added: 02 Apr 2015

Sanquhar Castle (Dumfries) - Past and Present

The castle, seeming to date from 1400, is difficult to decipher being much altered, allowed to ruin, consolidated, only to fall into ruin again.

Date added: 11 Mar 2015

Lochmaben Castle (Dumfries) - Past and Present

Lochmaben is sited on a peninsular and was one of the principal fortresses in Scotland. It is more the pity that it is now in such a lamentable condition.

Date added: 11 Mar 2015

Balmangan Tower (Kirkcudbright) - Past and Present

Balmangan is a simple, ruinous 16th century tower house. It survives to first floor level though a century ago it stood higher.

Date added: 10 Mar 2015

Horsburgh Castle (Peebles) - Past and Present

Horsburgh is situated on a hilltop near to the county town of Peebles. A typical L-plan, whinstone tower house, it owes its survival to consolidation in the late 19th century.

Date added: 10 Mar 2015

Waygateshaw (Lanark) - Past and present

From 1539 Waygateshaw was a house of the Lockhart family. In 1572 Stephen Lockhart was indicted for the murder of Lord Darnley. Today's house is comfortable and commodious while the original three storey tower is largely unused, except for storage.

Date added: 03 Feb 2015

Drumcoltran Tower (Kirkcudbright) - Past and present

Drumcoltran Tower is a plain 16th century rubble built L-plan tower with a vaulted basement rising to a parapet born upon individual corbels.

Date added: 03 Feb 2015

Orchardton Tower (Kirkcudbright) - Past & Present

Situated in rural Kirckcudbrightshire Orchardton is a small 15th century tower house of a unique, round design

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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Eastshield (Lanark) - Past & Present

Set in rural Lanark near to Carnwath Eastshield is a 16th century tower house reduced to a 30 foot staircase tower and the scant remains of the main block.

Date added: 15 Dec 2014

Spedlins Tower (Dumfries) - Past & Present

This substantial tower house stands near Lockerbie in Dumfries.

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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