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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.

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Knock Castle - original 17th-century treasure available to let soon

Knock Castle - original 17th-century treasure available to let soon

Knock Castle's future is set to be secured as work to convert its oldest manifestation into a property suitable for letting progresses.

Category: Articles | Posted: 3rd Feb 2016
Repairing and Maintaining Traditional Windows Course

Repairing and Maintaining Traditional Windows Course

Details of the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre's forthcoming course: Repairing and Maintaining Traditional Windows which is being held on the Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March 2016 at the Joiner's Workshop at Balmoral Castle.

Category: Educational-resource | Posted: 26th Jan 2016
Public's views sought on Inverness Castle's future

Public's views sought on Inverness Castle's future

Residents of the Highland capital have the chance to shape the future of their city's magnificent castle.

Category: News | Posted: 15th Jan 2016
Abergeldie Castle rescued from the brink

Abergeldie Castle rescued from the brink

The devastating floods which have affected north-east Scotland put many properties at risk, including historic Abergeldie Castle on Royal Deeside.

Category: News | Posted: 14th Jan 2016
Darnick Tower in Melrose is on the market

Darnick Tower in Melrose is on the market

For the first time in its almost 600-year history, Darnick Castle is for sale.

Category: News | Posted: 13th Jan 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

Howliston Tower 01

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

Dunottar Castle 01

John Buchanan-Smith Castle Drawings


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