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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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SCOTTISH PAINTED CEILINGS

Jennifer Merredew and a recent client on creating a Scottish Painted Ceiling

Decorative artist Jennifer Merredew gets a call to create a medieval painted ceiling.

Date posted: 17 Jun 2010
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BALTERSAN CASTLE BY JAMES BROWN

Baltersan by James Brown

SCA member, James Brown's greatest wish would be to see Baltersan Castle in Ayrshire restored to its former glory. Over the years James has researched the castle and its history.

Date posted: 21 Jun 2010
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CARNBANE CASTLE

Carnbane Castle - By Stuart Morris of Balgonie

Stuart writes about Carnbane Castle, situated in Glenlyon Glen, Perthshire.

Date posted: 23 Sep 2010
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ITALIAN CHAPEL

Rachel Stuart describes how she was captured by an Italian prisoner

SCA Member Rachel Stuart of Blackhall Manor describes how she was captured by an Italian Prisoner of War, or at least, the little chapel he (Domenico Chiocchetti) built on Orkney during the Second World War.

Date posted: 23 Sep 2010
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CAISTEAL NA NIGHINN RUAIDHE

Caisteal na Nighinn Ruaidhe - (The Castle of the Red Haired Maiden)

Lochavich is a small glen south of Oban, between the sea at Kilmelford and the Campbell power base of Loch Awe. On the small island of Innis Luina stand the ruins of Caisteal na Nighinn Ruaidhe.

Date posted: 07 Jan 2011
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TIBBERS CASTLE DUMFRIES

Tibbers Castle (Dumfries)

John Goodhall in his excellent new book 'The English Castle' (2011) asks the question 'Why did Edward I not build castles in Scotland as in Wales'?

Date posted: 09 Jan 2012
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BOTHWELL CASTLE DONJON

Bothwell Castle Donjon

John Goodhall (The English Castle 2011) revisits the question of just what was the inspiration for the donjon at Bothwell.

Date posted: 09 Jan 2012
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BEE BOLES

Talking a lot of Boles

Bee Boles in Scottish Castles - Bee keeping was popular before the days of sugar as a sweetener. Candle wax constituted an additional benefit.

Date posted: 13 Feb 2012
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BOTHWELL CASTLE

Bothwell Castle Reconsidered

Allan Rutherford and John Malcolm have challenged the accepted chronology for the construction of Bothwell Castle.

Date posted: 29 Feb 2012
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ARDROSSAN CASTLE

The four phases of Ardrossan Castle

Like so many west of Scotland sites, Ardrossan Castle, in Ayrshire, has been shamefully neglected in castle literature.

Date posted: 02 Apr 2012
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