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WAR DAMAGED STRONGHOLDS

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
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MONS MEG

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
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CRAIGIETOCHER TOWER - PT 3

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
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SEMPILL SWORD

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
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GROUND SOURCE HEATING

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
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CRAIGIETOCHER TOWER - PT 2

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 2011

Date posted: 20 Oct 2012
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CRAIGIETOCHER TOWER - PT 1

The Building of Craigietocher Tower - Chapter 1

I started looking for a small Scottish Tower or L Plan Castle to restore in 1992 and although there are lots within a 50 to 75 mile radius of Aberdeen. I found I could not purchase one for a reasonable price.

Date posted: 19 Oct 2012
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MEDIEVAL LAVERS

Medieval Lavers in Scottish Tower Houses

When touring Clackmannanshire castles with the SCA in April 2010, I noted the presence of a carved stone basin in each of the halls of Clackmannan tower and Sauchie castle. Both drained out through the wall.

Date posted: 12 Oct 2012
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CRUGGLETON CASTLE

Cruggleton Castle

The ruins of the once grand Cruggleton Castle are located high on a rocky promontory overlooking the Irish Sea not far from Whithorn in Wigtownshire.

Date posted: 03 Oct 2012
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WEE CUMBRAE CASTLE ATTACKED

The Attack on Wee Cumbrae Castle 1599

Little Cumbrae Castle stands on an island in the Firth of Clyde opposite the Ayrshire seaside town of Largs. It can be reached by boat from the latter and provides an excellent day's excursion.

Date posted: 26 Sep 2012
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