Scottish Castles Association

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Castles in their Past and Present State

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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

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

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

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

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

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
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Cockburnspath Tower (Berwick) - Past & Present

A 15th century tower of warm, red sandstone, Cockburnspath Tower is in poor condition and as recently as 2012 there was a collapse.

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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Cockburnspath House (Berwick) - Past & Present

This old house, locally known as Sparrow Castle, is situated in the village of Cockburnspath

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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Kirkhill Castle (Ayr) - Past & Present

Kirkhill Castle is a typical small fortalice of the 16th century and stands in the gardens of a house at Colmonell in Ayrshire.X

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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Tarbert Castle (Argyll) - Past & Present

Dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries Tarbert Castle had long been in a state of total neglect but was rescued and consolidated by a local trust.

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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