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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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Les Châteaux d'Alsace - where eagles dare!

Les Châteaux d’Alsace - where eagles dare!

Some Scottish Castles Association members recently spread their wings to visit some of the stunning castles in Alsace, France.

Category: News | Posted: 26th Jul 2017
Touring a trio of islands - Kerrera, Lismore and Iona

Touring a trio of islands - Kerrera, Lismore and Iona

Three days, three islands and some fabulous castles along the way. It's time to get exploring...

Category: Articles | Posted: 24th Jul 2017
New 2-day course – meeting the challenges of climate change

New 2-day course – meeting the challenges of climate change

Details of the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre's forthcoming course: Meeting the challenges climate change presents to Scotland's historic environment

Category: Educational-resource | Posted: 19th Jul 2017
Baltersan Castle looks for a buyer

Baltersan Castle looks for a buyer

Have you always dreamt of owning a Scottish castle? This could be your chance...

Category: News | Posted: 11th Jul 2017
Castle Warfare Part VII: The English capture Hume Castle in 1547 and are then caught napping!

Castle Warfare Part VII: The English capture Hume Castle in 1547 and are then caught napping!

The Duke of Somerset's dark plan to take Castle Hume led the Scots to use their guile to outsmart him...

Category: Articles | Posted: 30th Jun 2017


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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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Where: Castle of Fiddes - Kincardineshire
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Where: Kildonan Castle (Arran) - Past and Present
Posted: 25 Dec 16
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Where: Castle of Fiddes - Kincardineshire
Posted: 25 Dec 16
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Where: Law Castle (West Kilbride) - Past and Present
Posted: 25 Dec 16
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Where: Riddell House (Roxburgh) - Past and Present
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CASTLE PHOTO ARCHIVE

Photographs of almost every castle in Scotland

Kemnay House 02
OLD CASTLE POSTCARDS

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

Balthaycock Castle 01
CASTLE ART SKETCHES

John Buchanan-Smith Castle Drawings

Castle Of Mey
WEDDING VENUES

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


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Culcreuch Castle

Culcreuch offers the whole wedding event virtually under one roof with almost exclusive service, wedding ... more info


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SKILLS REGISTER

Recommended trusted skilled services and tradespeople.


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Jennifer Merredew - Decorative Artist of Period Scottish Castle Painted Ceilings and Beams

Based in Suffolk - Jennifer visits potential clients, and accepts fine art projects, from throughout ... more info


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