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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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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
Castles of France – Château Provins Île-de-France - La Tour César*

Castles of France – Château Provins Île-de-France - La Tour César*

In the start of an occasional series, we explore the evolution of castles, featuring a 'donjon' or great tower in Provins, France.

Category: Articles | Posted: 16th Feb 2017
SCA Spring 2017 Castle Tour of Kirkcudbrightshire Castles and AGM

SCA Spring 2017 Castle Tour of Kirkcudbrightshire Castles and AGM

Members and guests are cordially invited to attend the SCA's 21 AGM and Weekend Castle Tour of Kirkcudbrightshire Castles. We have an exciting itinerary, including a number of castles never before visited by the SCA.

Category: Future-events | Posted: 16th Feb 2017
Cleish Castle, Kinross, is for sale

Cleish Castle, Kinross, is for sale

If you're looking to buy a detached house with eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, a tennis court and a whole lot of history, maybe Cleish Castle is for you...

Category: News | Posted: 5th Feb 2017
Achallader Castle – Argyll's forgotten tower?

Achallader Castle – Argyll's forgotten tower?

Achallader may have been a small tower – and now is not much more than a store for farm machinery – but, nevertheless, it was a tower with an important tale to tell.

Category: Articles | Posted: 31st Jan 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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John Buchanan-Smith Castle Drawings

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