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.
Completely restored and renovated, Monboddo Castle in the Mearns is on the market for offers over £950.000.
The north east castle, Lickleyhead, which is on the market with a £1.35 million price tag, will open its doors to visitors this weekend - with children from a nearby school taking on the roles of tour guides.
The fabulous Inchdrewer Castle, Banff, Aberdeenshire has been put up for sale at offers over £400.000. This is a chance to purchase a very special historic castle with spectacular views. Restoration opportunity.
The B-listed 15th century L-planed castle of Lordscairnie has been put on the market for £220,000. Situated near Monzie in Fife (11 miles from Dundee). It is in need of major restoration.
Rarely available, traditional period property within Menstrie castle offering period features and spacious accommodation throughout, set in popular locale within the town of Menstrie. Offers over £102,000.
Advanced Building and Repairing Dry Stone Walls Course is being held at the National Trust for Scotland's Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire, on Thursday the 23rd and Friday 24th May 2013. The course is being run by Master Craftsman George Gunn.
Surveying the Condition and Assessing the Conservation, Repair & Maintenance Requirements of Traditional Buildings. Course led by Andrew Wright, one of Scotland's foremost Conservation Architects and a leading authority on the care and protection of our Built Heritage. 30-31 May 2013. Fyvie Castle.
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.
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.
Please download our Members Letter and application forms giving information on our 2013 events including trips to Wigtownshire, Elibank House, Normandy and the North East of Scotland.
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.
In 1867 John Patrick of Kirkcaldy published an album of 28 photographic views of Fife many of which depicted castles. Each photograph had been carefully pasted onto card and labelled. His album provides, perhaps, the earliest photographic representation of some of our Fife castles.
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.
If you are a member, and don't yet have your account login details, please let us know via our online contact page. We are trying to gather as many members' email addresses as possible in order to get in touch with you easily. If you do not have an email address, please still request login details.
Members can now login in to view SCA member Brian McGarrigle's wonderful extensive collection of old postcards. Each postcard shows a picture of a Scottish Castle as it looked around the year 1900. Brian's been collecting castle postcards for over, let's just say, many years. Over 1300 images.
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!
Although we currently have 86 associated castles within our ranks we are always keen to add additional 'castle owners' to our membership list. If you own, or care for, an historic property we would love you to join us. Note: You do not need to be a castle owner to join. We welcome anyone with an interest in, or connection to, our built heritage.
View our extensive collection of castle postcards (circa 1900).