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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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Castles of France – Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, Alsace

Castles of France – Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, Alsace

In the latest in our French Castles series we visit the formidable Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg which first came to notice in 1147.

Category: Articles | Posted: 21st Mar 2017
Knockhall Castle (Aberdeenshire) - Past and Present

Knockhall Castle (Aberdeenshire) - Past and Present

An insight into the past and present of Knockhall Castle which is currently for sale for offers over £150,000.

Category: Past-present | Posted: 12th Mar 2017
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 Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March 2017 at The Joiners Workshop at Balmoral Castle.

Category: Educational-resource | Posted: 10th Mar 2017
Whatever happened to the Scottish Hall House?

Whatever happened to the Scottish Hall House?

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?

Category: Articles | Posted: 5th Mar 2017
The hunt for King James I's lost royal tomb begins

The hunt for King James I's lost royal tomb begins

The Scottish Castles Association president Professor Richard Oram is heading up a new exciting project to discover and recreate King James I's final resting place in Perth.

Category: News | Posted: 22nd Feb 2017


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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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