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The Scottish Castles Association
Preserving the Past for the Future

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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.

aims and objectives

NEWS: Issue 18 of The Journal now available to download for members - more info

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Eyemouth Fort comes back to life

Eyemouth Fort comes back to life

Eyemouth Fort is regarded as the first 'Trace Italienne' fortification in Britain. The local museum has launched an interactive exhibit where visitors are able to watch a guided tour of the fort and 'play' the fort via an Xbox controller!

Category: News | Date Posted: 16th Mar 2015
SCA member Alastair Maxwell-Irving publishes his second book on The Border Towers of Scotland

SCA member Alastair Maxwell-Irving publishes his second book on The Border Towers of Scotland

Alastair Maxwell-Irving's second book focuses on the evolution and architecture of the Border Towers of Scotland and features the surviving towers in the West, Middle and East Marches of the Scottish Borders

Category: News | Date Posted: 4th Mar 2015
Cash award for Dean Castle

Cash award for Dean Castle

Historic Scotland have awarded £500,000 to Dean Castle, Kilmarnock for essential repairs as part of £1.7m of restoration funding across Scotland.

Category: News | Date Posted: 3rd Mar 2015
Rowallan Castle to become a hotel

Rowallan Castle to become a hotel

The Scottish government is to remove state guardianship of Rowallan Castle to permit its owners to convert it into hotel accommodation.

Category: News | Date Posted: 28th Feb 2015
The SCA take a look at Dowhill Castle

The SCA take a look at Dowhill Castle

The SCA were invited to visit Dowhill Castle to form an opinion regarding its suitability for restoration.

Category: News | Date Posted: 25th Feb 2015

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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.

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.

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!

Traditional Traditional Skills Centre Courses

Scottish Skills Training Centre offer courses including building, and repairing, dry stone walls, repairing, and maintaining our historic buildings which includes the use of traditional lime mortar.

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.

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CASTLE PHOTO ARCHIVE

Photographs of almost every castle in Scotland

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OLD CASTLE POSTCARDS

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

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CASTLE ART SKETCHES

John Buchannan-Smith Castle Drawings

Liberton Tower
WEDDING VENUES

Make your big day even more special by chosing a beautiful Scottish Castle as a wedding venue.



Lennoxlove Castle

Weddings can welcome up to 84 guests all year round. An additional 26 evening guests can be accommodated. ... more info


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