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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.
NEWS: Issue 18 of The Journal now available to download for members - more info
PROMOTED RECORDS BELOW
Eyemouth Fort is regarded as the first 'Trace Italienne' fortification in Britain. The local museum has launched an interactive exhibit where visitors
able to watch a guided tour of the fort and 'play' the fort via an Xbox controller!
| Date Posted: 16th Mar 2015
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
| Date Posted: 4th Mar 2015
Historic Scotland have awarded £500,000 to Dean Castle, Kilmarnock for essential repairs as part of £1.7m of restoration funding across Scotland.
| Date Posted: 3rd Mar 2015
The Scottish government is to remove state guardianship of Rowallan Castle to permit its owners to convert it into hotel accommodation.
| Date Posted: 28th Feb 2015
The SCA were invited to visit Dowhill Castle to form an opinion regarding its suitability for restoration.
| Date Posted: 25th Feb 2015
SITE INFORMATION PANELS BELOW
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.
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.
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 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.
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.