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The Scottish Castles Association
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Scottish Castles Association Castle Postcard Collection


Castles of Scotland - An Edwardian Collection of Picture Postcards

In the reign of Queen Victoria Post Office Regulations required that all correspondence on a postcard be on the picture side, the reverse being reserved exclusively for the address. This left little room for communication.

In 1902, with the accession of Edward VII, regulations were relaxed to permit a written message to appear alongside the address. At 1/2d (half the price of letter post) there was an immediate and massive increase in the use of postcards. In fact, there was a picture postcard ‘craze’ rising to its highest in 1905 and not dying down until1910 when the King expired.

This Edwardian passion for picture postcards has provided us with an unique resource – the ability to view castles as they were 100 years ago and more, many of which, in the interval, have been radically altered or demolished.


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Number of Postcards found: 1841

Castle Image sizeDate Modified
Hawthornden Castle 01655x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Midlothian
Hawthornden Castle 02637x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Midlothian
Hawthornden Castle 03669x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Midlothian
Hawthornden Castle 04640x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Midlothian
Helmsdale Castle 011000x583 pixelsSep 12, 2011Sutherland
Helmsdale Castle 021100x706 pixelsMar 29, 2012Sutherland
Herbertshire Castle 01833x500 pixelsApr 28, 2011Stirlingshire
Herbertshire Castle 02662x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Stirlingshire
Herbertshire Castle 031000x613 pixelsFeb 28, 2012Stirlingshire
Hermitage Castle 01737x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Roxburghshire
Hermitage Castle 02630x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Roxburghshire
Hermitage Castle 03701x400 pixelsApr 11, 2011Roxburghshire
Hermitage Castle 041100x693 pixelsAug 8, 2012Roxburghshire
Hermitage Castle 051100x689 pixelsJan 30, 2013Roxburghshire
Hermitage Castle 061200x744 pixelsApr 23, 2013Roxburghshire
Hessilhead Castle 011050x656 pixelsNov 14, 2011Ayrshire
Heston Island 011100x666 pixelsDec 24, 2012Kirkcudbrightshire
Hillslap Tower 01669x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Roxburghshire
Hoddam Castle 01623x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Dumfriesshire
Hoddam Castle 02679x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Dumfriesshire
Hoddam Castle 03637x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Dumfriesshire
Hoddam Castle 04644x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Dumfriesshire
Hoddam Castle 051200x757 pixelsApr 22, 2013Dumfriesshire
Hollows Tower 01840x500 pixelsMay 5, 2011Dumfriesshire
Hollows Tower 02755x500 pixelsMay 5, 2011Dumfriesshire
Hollows Tower 03403x650 pixelsApr 25, 2011Dumfriesshire
Hollows Tower 04760x500 pixelsMay 5, 2011Dumfriesshire
Hollows Tower 05833x500 pixelsMay 5, 2011Dumfriesshire
Holyrood House 01630x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 02623x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 03692x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 04615x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 05685x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 06658x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 07448x650 pixelsApr 25, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 08464x650 pixelsApr 27, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 09645x400 pixelsApr 12, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 10682x400 pixelsApr 12, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 111000x561 pixelsAug 9, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 121000x604 pixelsAug 11, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 131000x576 pixelsSep 14, 2011Edinburgh
Holyrood House 141000x632 pixelsNov 14, 2011Edinburgh
Horsburgh Castle 01486x650 pixelsApr 25, 2011Peeblesshire
Houston House 01669x400 pixelsApr 21, 2011West Lothian
Hume Castle 01801x500 pixelsApr 28, 2011Berwickshire
Hume Castle 021000x568 pixelsFeb 27, 2012Berwickshire
Hunterston Tower 01791x500 pixelsApr 21, 2011Ayrshire
Hunterston Tower 02643x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Ayrshire
Hunterston Tower 03558x900 pixelsApr 21, 2011Ayrshire
Huntingtower Castle 01625x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Perthshire
Huntingtower Castle 02639x400 pixelsApr 12, 2011Perthshire
Huntingtower Castle 031100x657 pixelsNov 26, 2012Perthshire
Huntingtower Castle 041200x772 pixelsAug 15, 2013Perthshire
Huntly Castle 01370x650 pixelsApr 25, 2011Aberdeenshire
Huntly Castle 02426x650 pixelsApr 25, 2011Aberdeenshire
Huntly Castle 03841x500 pixelsMay 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Huntly Castle 04795x500 pixelsMay 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Huntly Castle 05807x500 pixelsMay 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Huntly Castle 06773x500 pixelsApr 21, 2011Aberdeenshire
Huntly Castle 071000x617 pixelsSep 20, 2011Aberdeenshire
Hutton Castle 01627x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Berwickshire
Hutton Castle 02779x500 pixelsApr 28, 2011Berwickshire
Inglismaldie House 01742x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Kincardineshire
Innerpeffray Castle 011200x835 pixelsJun 5, 2013Perthshire
Innerwick Castle 01698x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011East Lothian
Innes House 01645x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Moray
Innes House 02627x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Moray
Inshoch Castle 011050x653 pixelsNov 14, 2011Nairnshire
Inverallochy Castle 011159x731 pixelsOct 8, 2013Aberdeenshie
Inveraray Castle 01648x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Argyllshire
Inveraray Castle 02683x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Argyllshire
Inveraray Castle 03623x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Argyllshire
Invercauld Castle 01621x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Invercauld Castle 02640x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Invercauld Castle 03651x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Invergarry Castle 01434x650 pixelsApr 25, 2011Inverness-Shire
Invergarry Castle 02628x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Invergarry Castle 03688x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Inverlochy Castle 01673x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Inverlochy Castle 02635x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Inverlochy Castle 03634x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Inverlochy Castle 04695x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Invermark Castle 01650x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Angus
Invermark Castle 02628x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Angus
Invermark Castle 031100x656 pixelsOct 4, 2012Angus
Invermark Castle 041100x698 pixelsNov 26, 2012Angus
Inverness Castle 01708x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Inverness Castle 02650x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Inverness Castle 03639x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Inverness Castle 04631x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Inverness-Shire
Inverquarity Castle 011200x783 pixelsJul 11, 2011Angus
Inverquarity Castle 02737x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Angus
Inverquarity Castle 03714x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Angus
Inverquarity Castle 04464x650 pixelsApr 25, 2011Angus
Inverquarity Castle 05510x400 pixelsApr 9, 2011Angus
Inverugie Castle 01808x500 pixelsMay 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Inverugie Castle 02453x650 pixelsMay 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Inverugie Castle 03853x500 pixelsMay 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Inverugie Castle 04674x400 pixelsApr 10, 2011Aberdeenshire
Inverugie Castle 05826x500 pixelsMay 10, 2011Aberdeenshire

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