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Cramond Tower - A Derelict Property - Rescued, Restored and Reoccupied

Although part of a much larger castle at one time, Cramond Tower is a tall narrow 16th-century tower house, with a vaulted basement. It is located in the picturesque village of Cramond.

Date added: 11 Jun 2010
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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 added: 14 Apr 2010
Forts of Oman

The Forts of Oman - By Alastair Bain

SCA member Alistair Bain writes about Omani forts of Arabic design, with some Persian and Portuguese influence.

Date added: 14 Apr 2010
Barholm Castle

Bringing Barholm Castle back to life

Unlike many of those who purchase a castle, we did not trawl Scotland’s ruined castles looking for one to restore. We simply fell in love with Barholm Castle the moment we saw it.

Date added: 14 Apr 2010
Tom Clarke

A Castle Owner's Pilgrimage

SCA member Tom Clarke has successfully restored some fabulous historical properties including Howgill Castle, Lochhouse Tower and Kilmartin Castle. Here, he gives us a fascinating insight into his life...

Date added: 24 Feb 2010
The Scottish Heritage Centre

The Scottish Flag Heritage Centre

SCA member, John Pringle investigates how the village Athelstaneford got its name after a battle won by Picts and Scots along with other historical facts and myths linked with The Scottish Flag Heritage Centre.

Date added: 22 Feb 2010
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