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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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
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
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
Carnbane Castle - By Stuart Morris of Balgonie
Stuart writes about Carnbane Castle, situated in Glenlyon Glen, Perthshire.Date posted: 23 Sep 2010
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
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
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
Blackhall Manor - Its History and Restoration
Although a very modest house in the context of Scottish "castles" in general and the SCA's membership in particular, Blackhall Manor in Paisley, Renfrewshire has a history which stretches back 850 years.Date posted: 15 Jun 2010
A brief history of "Arms and Armour"
David Lee Donachie give us a brief history of Arm and Armour.Date posted: 14 Jun 2010
Vanessa Harryhausen... I presume
Scottish Castles Association member Vanessa Harryhausen comes from a very interesting family. Fellow SCA member, John Buchanan Smith, met Vanessa as she was looking to acquire an historic Scottish property.Date posted: 14 Jun 2010
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