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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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EILEAN DONAN RECAPTURED

Eilean Donan Recaptured

Stonemasons working to weatherproof the walls of Eilean Donan castle, reduced to ruins during a Jacobite rebellion in 1719, have uncovered a vivid reminder of the building's demise...

Date posted: 26 Jul 2013
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STIRLING CASTLE EXPERIENCE

Stirling Castle - A Most Amazing Experience!

A visit to Stirling Castle has been featured on a list of Europe's "most amazing experiences" in a new Lonely Planet guide.

Date posted: 26 Jul 2013
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DRUM CASTLE HIDDEN CHAMBER

The Hidden Chamber of Drum Castle

Revealed: the hidden castle chamber where a Jacobite hid for 3 years after Culloden. Archaeologists have hailed a discovery at a castle near Aberdeen which has lain hidden for at least 150 years.

Date posted: 06 Jul 2013
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CASTLE PHOTOS SOCIAL HISTORY

Castle Photographs - a peep at Social History

A bonus from old photographs is that we are looking back 100 years in social history. The castles provide a backdrop for people in their every day lives. Here are just a few.

Date posted: 30 Jun 2013
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BOTHWELL CASTLE GATEHOUSE

Bothwell Castle - The Gatehouse

In 1337 Sir Andrew Moray captured Bothwell Castle from the English and 'scattered it from the foundations'. For 25 years it lay in ruin until 1362 when Sir Archibald Douglas married the Moray heiress, Lady Joanna.

Date posted: 18 Jun 2013
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CHATEAU DE COUCY DESTRUCTION

The Destruction of Chateau de Coucy in 1917

Open any book on Scottish castles and sooner or later mention will be made of Chateau de Coucy in Picardy, France, which is regarded to be one of the greatest castles of the middle ages.

Date posted: 22 May 2013
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LOCH-AN-EILEAN

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
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BOTHWELL CASTLE

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
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WAR DAMAGED CHURCHES

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
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HOLYROOD PALACE

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
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