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plague

Scotland's first lockdown in 1350

The Scots have faced pandemics in the past. In particular the 'English disease' of 1350 – the Bubonic Plague.

Date added: 07 Apr 2020
Rouen

Château de Rouen, Normandy

Joan of Arc was imprisoned in the castle of Rouen in 1431 and you can still visit its donjon today.

Date added: 30 Mar 2020
Largo

Largo and its famous sons

Scots are renowned for their taste for adventure and two of Scotland's most intrepid sons have a connection with Largo. Do you know who they are?

Date added: 17 Mar 2020
Kelso abbey

The English attack Kelso Abbey 1545

In 1545, following King Henry VIII of England's orders, the Earl of Hetford set out to destroy Kelso Abbey

Date added: 06 Feb 2020
Foix

Depictions of early sieges at Foix Castle and Jerusalem

Some ancient examples of French sculptures and tapestry provide us with some of the earliest 'real' depictions of sieges.

Date added: 21 Jan 2020
Buittle

Buittle - Castle of the Balliols

The site of not one but two castles that have seen ruin and restoration, Buittle Castle is steeped in history with links to Scottish Kings and more.

Date added: 20 Dec 2019
Cowdenknowes

Cowdenknowes - a house with a history

Cowdenknowes is a mansion of many parts – and with many stories to tell.

Date added: 29 Nov 2019
Marqab

Marqab – The greatest tower in the Holy Land

One of the greatest surviving round towers of the middle ages still stands today – not in Scotland, but in Syria. But for how long?

Date added: 05 Nov 2019
castle cluggy

Castle Cluggy – an update

Almost hidden by trees and little-known, Castle Cluggy's secrets are about to be revealed...

Date added: 29 Oct 2019
Claypotts

Claypotts Castle – an insider's view

A rare chance to see inside Dundee's Claypotts Castle proved an invitation too good to turn down.

Date added: 28 Oct 2019
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