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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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Scots pensioner launches campaign to save Slains Castle

Scots pensioner launches campaign to save Slains Castle

Yet another campaign to restore Slains Castle takes shape, thanks to the intervention of 82-year-old Joe Allan. Will this attempt be successful?

Category: News | Posted: 16th Jan 2017
Ury House to be restored as part of a £80million development

Ury House to be restored as part of a 80million development

Progress on the restoration of magnificent Ury House is well underway, but what of other similar sites' fate?

Category: News | Posted: 10th Jan 2017
Duntrune Castle (Argyllshire) - Past & Present

Duntrune Castle (Argyllshire) - Past & Present

A stunning location for Duntrune makes it one of the landmark castles in Argyllshire.

Category: Past-present | Posted: 28th Dec 2016
The Mystery of Rhymer's Tower

The Mystery of Rhymers Tower

Fairy Queens and ballads and a battle over ownership. It's the legend of Rhymer's Tower of course...

Category: News | Posted: 20th Dec 2016
SCA Autumn 2016 Castle Tour to Argyll

SCA Autumn 2016 Castle Tour to Argyll

The stunning west coast of Scotland was the setting for our Autumn 2016 tour where we viewed an equally stunning variety of castles.

Category: Castle-tours | Posted: 15th Dec 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: Brian McGarrigle
Where: Kildonan Castle (Arran) - Past and Present
Posted: 25 Dec 16
Made by: Brian McGarrigle
Where: Castle of Fiddes - Kincardineshire
Posted: 25 Dec 16
Made by: Brian McGarrigle
Where: Law Castle (West Kilbride) - Past and Present
Posted: 25 Dec 16
Made by: Brian McGarrigle
Where: Riddell House (Roxburgh) - Past and Present
Posted: 24 Dec 16
Made by: Robin Fiddes
Where: Castle of Fiddes - Kincardineshire
Posted: 22 Dec 16

Photographs of almost every castle in Scotland

Hallforest Castle 03

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

Blackcraig Castle 02

John Buchanan-Smith Castle Drawings

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