Within this section, you will find selected articles which have appeared in the association newsletter, The Journal which would be of interest to our our members, potential new members and site visitors.
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Loch-an-Eilean Castle - Inverness
Loch-an-Eilean Castle stands in the loch of that name about 5 km from Aviemore. It has been largely ignored by the academic world.Date posted: 14 Mar 2013
Whatever happened to Bothwell Castle?
The appearance of Bothwell Castle today owes everything to Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar, who demolished half of it in 1700.Date posted: 01 Mar 2013
War Damaged Buildings Part 2
In Part 1 of this series attention was paid to castles that bore the marks of conflict. This account takes a look at 3 churches that suffered the same attention.Date posted: 28 Feb 2013
Holyrood Palace – The Great Tower of James V
King James V erected the great tower at Holyrood between 1529-32 as a freestanding residence, fortified and protected by drawbridge and moat. For 5 years it stood alone and detached from the other palace buildings.Date posted: 22 Dec 2012
War Damaged Buildings Part 1
Many of Scotland's buildings retain evidence of conflict - here are just some of them.Date posted: 20 Dec 2012
Take it as red, Mons Meg had a paint job
The History of Edinburgh Castle has been rewritten after months of research by archaeologists and historians - dispelling some popular myths about the fortress.Date posted: 04 Nov 2012
The Building of Craigietocher Tower - Chapter 3
Did you know that we have our very own 'Grand Designs' project being built by one of our members? Phill Plevey is currently building his own Scottish Castle in the old style. Read about Scotland's latest castle.Date posted: 29 Oct 2012
Ceremonial Sword and Scabbard Owned by the Sempills of Elliestoun
This large bearing sword, with its leather scabbard, belonged to the Sempills of Elliestoun. It was used for ceremonial purposes only. The sword is two and a half metres long.Date posted: 29 Oct 2012
Ground Source Heating – A Personal View
We had been talking about ways of reducing our heating bills and improving our 'green' credentials when two factors coincided in 2008 to help us make a decision to put in ground source heating.Date posted: 20 Oct 2012
The Building of Craigietocher Tower - Chapter 2
Chapter 2 in the building of a new castle, Craigietocher Tower, in the old Scottish Tower House style by SCA member Phill Plevey. Time frame: 2008 to 2011Date posted: 20 Oct 2012
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