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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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LOCKHART CASTLE

Lockhart Castle - The Scottish Castle moved stone by stone to Japan

Milton Lockhart House, to give it is proper name, was constructed in Scotland in 1829 on the banks of the Clyde near Motherwell by the Lockhart family. The building was dismantled and transported to Japan in 1998.

Date posted: 17 Sep 2012
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1867 OLD CASTLE PHOTOS

Castle Photographic Album from 1867 - taken by Fife Photographer John Patrick

In 1867 John Patrick of Kirkcaldy published an album of 28 photographic views of Fife many of which depicted castles. Each photograph had been carefully pasted onto card and labelled.

Date posted: 04 Sep 2012
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SCOTTISH CHINESE CASTLE

Scottish Castle - Made in China

An old traditional Scottish Castle which has been carefully built 'brick by brick' in the craggy hills in the heart a Vineyard in China's 'Shandong Province'.

Date posted: 31 May 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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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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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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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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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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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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