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The Scottish Castles Association
Preserving the Past for the Future

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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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Planners say I do to Castle Toward restoration plans

Planners say I do to Castle Toward restoration plans

Work could commence within months to restore Castle Toward

Category: News | Posted: 5th Oct 2015
SCA Castle Tour To Borders - Sept 2015

SCA Castle Tour To Borders - Sept 2015

A whistle-stop pictorial tour of some of the castles we visited on our latest trip...

Category: Castle-tours | Posted: 29th Sep 2015
Littledean Tower (Roxburghshire) - Past and Present

Littledean Tower (Roxburghshire) - Past and Present

A tower with a turbulent history and unique design, Littledean is in critical condition.

Category: Past-present | Posted: 29th Sep 2015
A Tale of Two Castles - Dalquharran (old and new)

A Tale of Two Castles - Dalquharran (old and new)

Standing just 500 yards apart are two magnificent buildings. The original Dalquharran Castle whose construction began in the 15th century and its younger neighbour, also called Dalquharran Castle, built some 300 years later.

Category: Articles | Posted: 24th Sep 2015
Repairing and Maintaining Traditional Windows Course

Repairing and Maintaining Traditional Windows Course

Details of the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre's forthcoming course: Repairing and Maintaining Traditional Windows which is being held on 29-30 October 2015 at the Joiner's Workshop at Balmoral Castle.

Category: Educational-resource | Posted: 17th Sep 2015

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.

Traditional Traditional Skills Centre Courses

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.

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: Kristen Fiddes
Where: Castle of Fiddes - Kincardineshire
Posted: 24 Sep 15
Made by: Keith Thornhill
Where: Ailsa Castle (Ayr) Past & Present
Posted: 20 Sep 15
Made by: Jesse Campbell
Where: Caisteal na Nighinn Ruaidhe - (The Castle of the Red Haired Maiden)
Posted: 16 Sep 15
Made by: Brian McGarrigle
Where: A broch has been discovered near the village of Dunning in Perth
Posted: 08 Sep 15
Made by: Alan. c
Where: Blackhall Manor - Its History and Restoration
Posted: 29 Aug 15

Photographs of almost every castle in Scotland

Dunoon Castle 01

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

Roxburgh Castle 02

John Buchanan-Smith Castle Drawings

Castle Of Mey

Make your big day even more special by choosing a beautiful Scottish Castle as a wedding venue.

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Fernie Castle

Fernie Castle Hotel is a privately owned 14th century Castle situated near Cupar in the heart of the ... more info

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Paul Mowbray - Artist, Designer and Wood Craftsman

Paul is an Artist, Designer and Craftsman. Artistically led design - visualisation award winning design ... more info

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