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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
Once visited by the King of England and the scene of some brutal killings, Bedrule Castle's tumultuous days are in the dim and distant past but we can imagine how
this impressive stronghold may have once looked.
| Posted: 26th Nov 2015
An architect of international as well as Scottish renown, we were proud to present Ian Begg with our Nigel Tranter Memorial Award in 2013.
Thanks to the efforts of local volunteers and Historic Environment Scotland, access to the ruins of Tor Castle has been restored once more.
| Posted: 24th Nov 2015
Once a roofless ruin, Law Castle is a shining example of how restoration can breathe new life into our historic buildings.
In 1600 Skelmorlie was noted as “a fair well-built house with its old fashioned gardens, terrace and shrubbery not to be surpassed in picturesque
scenery by any prospect in Britain”.
| Posted: 12th Nov 2015
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.
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.
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.