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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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NEWS: Issue 18 of The Journal now available to download for members - more info

Castle which inspired Outlander's Castle Leoch gets funding boost

Castle which inspired Outlander's Castle Leoch gets funding boost

It's hoped Historic Environment Scotland's grant will help 16th-century Castle Leod to welcome more visitors

Category: News | Posted: 20th Aug 2016
Lochore Castle and Eyemouth Fort Secured

Lochore Castle and Eyemouth Fort Secured

Positive progress on consolidation work on Lochore Castle in Fife and historic Eyemouth Fort.

Category: Articles | Posted: 17th Aug 2016
Castle Warfare Part I: Whitton Tower and Cessford Castle

Castle Warfare Part I: Whitton Tower and Cessford Castle

The first of what will be an occasional series revealing the dramatic stories behind the war wounds still visible on our Scottish castles today.

Category: Articles | Posted: 6th Aug 2016
Riddell House (Roxburgh) - Past and Present

Riddell House (Roxburgh) - Past and Present

Riddell by name and a riddle by nature, the tale of Riddell House in Roxburghshire - now sadly ruined - has many twists and turns...

Category: Past-present | Posted: 5th Aug 2016
Provan Hall to gain from £4.5m lottery fund

Provan Hall to gain from 4.5m lottery fund

Arguably Glasgows oldest building, Provan Hall looks set to benefit as part of an imaginative scheme to provide a valuable recreational space near Easterhouse.

Category: News | Posted: 29th Jul 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

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

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John Buchanan-Smith Castle Drawings

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