Scottish Castles Association

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Fairburn Tower

Fairburn Tower restoration plans announced

At risk for decades, A-listed Fairburn Tower, near Inverness, could be restored by The Landmark Trust.

Date added: 09 Jun 2018
bass

The Bass of Inverurie recreated by Bob Marshall

A stunning digital visualisation brings a 12th century motte and bailey castle to life

Date added: 30 Dec 2017
james ii of scotland

The Siege of Abercorn Castle 1455 - part II

The second in our series following the trials and tribulations of King James II

Date added: 15 Dec 2017
stonelaw

Tower House or Engine House? Inside Rais and Stonelaw Towers...

When is a Tower House not a Tower House? When it's an Engine House...

Date added: 20 Nov 2017
hatton

The Siege of Hatton Castle 1453 - part I

When William de Lauder of Hatton unwisely chose the wrong side in the dispute between the Earl of Douglas and King James II, the consequences for his castle - and his life - were dire.

Date added: 10 Oct 2017
grave

History lessons revealed by west highland grave slabs

Around many of our castles and historic sites, ancient grave stones often have their own story to tell...

Date added: 20 Aug 2017
chateau haut koenigsbourg

Les Châteaux d'Alsace - where eagles dare!

Some Scottish Castles Association members recently spread their wings to visit some of the stunning castles in Alsace, France.

Date added: 26 Jul 2017
gylen

Touring a trio of islands - Kerrera, Lismore and Iona

Three days, three islands and some fabulous castles along the way. It's time to get exploring...

Date added: 24 Jul 2017
hume castle

Castle Warfare Part VII: The English capture Hume Castle in 1547 and are then caught napping!

The Duke of Somerset's dark plan to take Castle Hume led the Scots to use their guile to outsmart him...

Date added: 30 Jun 2017
edinburgh sentinel

The Ubiquitous Sentinel House

Some were utilitarian, others embellished but all sentinels brought a little light relief to otherwise bland fortifications.

Date added: 30 May 2017
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