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The Mysterious Peel of Lochwinnoch

We take a closer look at the Peel of Lochwinnoch, one of our most enigmatic and hardest-to-reach tower houses

Date added: 10 Jul 2018

Castle Warfare Part VIII: Despair at Ruthven 1746

The site of Ruthven Castle has a long and troubled association with the Jacobites...

Date added: 28 Jun 2018
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

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
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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

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

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

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
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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

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
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