Information, traditional skills training courses, advice and shared experiences of tackling historic building restoration projects. We also bring to your attention interesting books and printed reference relating to Scotland's past, our Castles and historical buildings.
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Meeting the Challenges Climate Change Presents to Scotland's Historic Environment
Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre's forthcoming course: Meeting the Challenges Climate Change Presents to Scotland's Historic Environment at Dumfries House, East Ayrshire on 11th and 12th December 2014.Date posted: 09 Nov 2014
The Use of Lime Mortar in the Repair & Maintenance of Traditionally Constructed Buildings
Skills Course: The Use of Lime Mortar in the Repair & Maintenance of Traditionally Constructed Buildings. Dates: Thursday 27th and Friday 28th November 2014. Places still available on this popular course.Date posted: 09 Nov 2014
Twentieth Century Castles in Britain
A beautifully illustrated exploration of the curious flourishing of castle building in twentieth century Britain and an examination of the survival and restoration of Britain's ancient castles.Date posted: 20 Feb 2013
A Glossary of Castle Terms
John Wetten Brown - Some of those strange castle features explained!Date posted: 18 Sep 2010
Books which you may find informative
If you are looking for a good read then take a look at our recommended books section. Books that contain a wealth of historical information about Castles, Scottish History along with illustrations and photographs.Date posted: 11 May 2010
Masons' Marks Project
The SCA now has an ongoing programme to gather and collate "Masons' Marks" i.e. those marks cut into the visible surfaces of dressed stones built into ancient structures.Date posted: 14 Apr 2010
View our extensive collection of castle postcards (circa 1900).