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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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Sorn Castle (Ayrshire) - Past and Present

Sorn Castle (Ayrshire) - Past and Present

Set on the side of dramatic ravine, Sorn Castle has evolved over the centuries from 14th-century tower house to stunning mansion.

Category: Past-present | Posted: 26th May 2016
Clan Lachlan's bid to preserve their ancestral home

Clan Lachlan's bid to preserve their ancestral home

Historic Castle Lachlan, on the banks of Loch Fyne, is once again being embraced by the Clan which bears its name.

Category: Articles | Posted: 25th May 2016
Asgog Castle's fight for survival

Asgog Castle's fight for survival

After a tumultuous history, Asgog Castle sits in an idyllic setting but is in far from idyllic condition...

Category: Articles | Posted: 20th May 2016
Kildonan Castle (Arran) - Past and Present

Kildonan Castle (Arran) - Past and Present

With a prominent clifftop position overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Kildonan Castle has borne the brunt of the inclement Scottish weather...

Category: Past-present | Posted: 14th May 2016
Portencross Castle – weathering the storms

Portencross Castle weathering the storms

An impressive sea girt, Portencross Castle has stood watch over the waters of the Clyde estuary for centuries. Now, others are safeguarding its future...

Category: Articles | Posted: 13th May 2016


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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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CASTLE PHOTO ARCHIVE

Photographs of almost every castle in Scotland

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OLD CASTLE POSTCARDS

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

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CASTLE ART SKETCHES

John Buchanan-Smith Castle Drawings

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