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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.
PROMOTED RECORDS BELOW
When the Duke of Somerset, Edward Seymour, sent his army towards Edinburgh, Thornton Castle and Innerwick Castle were in his firing line...
| Posted: 2nd Dec 2016
UPDATE: View the winning entry for this prestigious prize which is awarded to the best architecture student design for the reoccupation and extension of a ruinous tower house or castle.
| Posted: 26th Nov 2016
The gateway to Edinburgh Castle welcomes thousands of visitors from around the globe every year but, under its previous guises, it saw its fair share of tumultuous times...
Found in some of Scotland's most stunning vistas, here's a selection of those harder-to-reach but well-worth-the-effort-to-visit castles...
| Posted: 29th Oct 2016
A tower with a tale of two centuries to tell, Langshaw Tower was occupied until the 18th century and was even used as the village school.
SITE INFORMATION PANELS BELOW
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.