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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.
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Another castle which played a part in the 1547 'War of Rough Wooing', Lochwood Tower near Moffat was garrisoned by the English for three years. Read the tale of its capture here...
| Posted: 24th Apr 2017
Details of our members-only picnic event to take place on Sunday 28 May 2017
In the latest in our French Castles series we visit the formidable Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg which first came to notice in 1147.
| Posted: 21st Mar 2017
An insight into the past and present of Knockhall Castle which is currently for sale for offers over £150,000.
Often lost in the fabric of more recent additions, the origins of the Scottish Hall House can be hard to detect. And why did they go out of use?
| Posted: 5th Mar 2017
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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.
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.