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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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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL SKILLS

Course in Maintaining and Repairing Traditional Windows

The Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre's Course in Maintaining and Repairing Traditional Windows will take place on 19th & 20th February at Balmoral Castle.

Date posted: 06 Dec 2014
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DRYSTONE WALLS COURSE

Course: Building and Repairing Dry Stone Walls - advanced

Aimed at private individuals, professionals and those involved in landscape conservation and enhancement projects, learn basic skills and provide hands on training in drystone wall construction. Dates 26-27 Feb 2015

Date posted: 03 Dec 2014
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20TH C BRITISH CASTLES

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
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ACHITECTS' CORNER

A Glossary of Castle Terms

John Wetten Brown - Some of those strange castle features explained!

Date posted: 18 Sep 2010
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SCOTTISH HISTORY BOOKS

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
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MASONS' MARKS

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
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OLD CASTLE POSTCARDS

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