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The Scottish Castles Association
Preserving the Past for the Future

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Scotland's castles

Welcome to the Scottish Castles Association website

The stone walls of Scotland's ancient castles, towers and fortified houses have witnessed, first-hand, the fascinating and tumultuous history of the Scottish nation. The Scottish Castles Association aims to help facilitate the protection, conservation or restoration of these unique properties for future generations to study, research and appreciate.

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SCA Spring Tour - Castles of the River Clyde Estuary

SCA Spring Tour - Castles of the River Clyde Estuary

Join us for a whistle-stop tour of some of the sights – and frights – we saw on our latest castle tour of the beautiful River Clyde estuary.

Category: News | Posted: 29th Apr 2016
Drone's-eye view of Baltersan Castle

Drone's-eye view of Baltersan Castle

Take to the skies to see Baltersan Castle from a very different perspective!

Category: News | Posted: 22nd Apr 2016
Building and Repairing Dry Stone Walls Course - May 2016

Building and Repairing Dry Stone Walls Course - May 2016

Details of the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre's forthcoming course: Building and Repairing Dry Stone Walls which is being held on 12-13 May 2016.

Category: Educational-resource | Posted: 21st Apr 2016
£2million funding should restore ailing Cowane's Hospital in Stirling to full health

£2million funding should restore ailing Cowane's Hospital in Stirling to full health

The Cowane's Hospital Maintenance Trust are celebrating a significant funding boost which should see their plans for the 17th-century building come to life.

Category: News | Posted: 10th Apr 2016
Kilmahew Castle thrown a lifeline

Kilmahew Castle thrown a lifeline

Funding recently allocated to St Peter's seminary in Cardross could see new life breathed into Kilmahew Castle

Category: News | Posted: 31st Mar 2016

Scottish Castle Association News

Scottish Castle Association News

Check this section, which is regularly updated, for any snippets of news covering interesting topics which, we feel, will be of interest to our members, castle enthusiasts and general history buffs.

Website Feature Articles

Castle and History Related Feature Articles

Within this section, you will find selected articles which we hope will be of interest to our readership or have appeared in the association newsletter, The Journal, with a view to attract more site visitors and new members to our Association.

Castles Past

Castles in the past and present

This section shows a range of Scotland's castles as they appeared when photography was first introduced around the start of the 1900s. Some are in a lot better state thanks to restoration, sadly, others have not faired so well due to neglect and some can still be saved before it is too late.

Scottish Castle Tours

Scottish Castles Association Future Events

We have a number of exciting events planned, or are in the process of organising. Our events usually consist of castle visit weekends where we gain access to some wonderful historic properties not normally open to the public. We also have other events such as castle picnic days.

Castle Photographs

SCA Castle Photo Archive (members only)

One of the main benefits of joining the SCA is being given special access to our exclusive Castle Image Collection on this website, showing photographs of nearly all historical Scottish buildings which have been accumulated by SCA member John Pringle. A must for castle lovers and historians!

Scottish Castle Wedding Venues

Scottish Castles Wedding Venue List

If you are looking for a Scottish castle, or historical building, as a venue for your special wedding then start by exploring our Scottish Castle Wedding Venue List. We really do have some wonderful, unique, and magical romantic venues all with their own stories to tell.

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Made by: Gordon Mason
Where: SCA Castle Tour To Lanarkshire - Apr 2007
Posted: 08 Dec 15
Made by: Tammy Cooper
Where: The Nigel Tranter Memorial Award 2013
Posted: 26 Nov 15
Made by: Roger Griffith
Where: Caldwell Tower (Renfrew) Past & Present
Posted: 22 Nov 15
Made by: BMcGarrigle
Where: Rossend Castle (Fife) - Past and Present
Posted: 15 Nov 15
Made by: Alexander J R Macdonald
Where: Ochiltree Castle - West Lothian
Posted: 10 Nov 15

Photographs of almost every castle in Scotland

Saddell Castle 01

Brian McGarrigle's Historic Castle Postcard Collection From Around Year 1900

Cross Church Peebles 01

John Buchanan-Smith Castle Drawings

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