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Ury House undergoing restoration as part of a £80million development

Progress on the restoration of magnificent Ury House is well underway, but what of other similar sites' fate?

Date added: 10 Jan 2017

The Mystery of Rhymer's Tower

Fairy Queens and ballads - and a battle over ownership. It's the legend of Rhymer's Tower of course...

Date added: 20 Dec 2016

Castle Warfare Part III: Death at Innerwick - Life at Thornton 1547*

When the Duke of Somerset, Edward Seymour, sent his army towards Edinburgh. Thornton Castle and Innerwick Castle were in his firing line...

Date added: 02 Dec 2016
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Award of the Scottish Castles Association Charles McKean Memorial Prize for Architecture 2016

UPDATE: View the winning entry for this prestigious prize which is awarded to the best architecture student design for the reoccupation and extension of a ruinous tower house or castle.

Date added: 26 Nov 2016

Scotland's Island Castles

Found in some of Scotland's most stunning vistas, here's a selection of those harder-to-reach but well-worth-the-effort-to-visit castles...

Date added: 29 Oct 2016
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Castle Varrich in the money!

Thanks to a generous £200,000 gift from a new landowner, and with support from Historic Scotland, Castle Varrich is set to have a more secure future.

Date added: 09 Oct 2016

The 'Great Garden' - a trip to the Island of Lismore

On a Scottish Castles Association trip one castle often leads to another...and another. Join SCA member Brian McGarrigle on his extended trip to Lismore...

Date added: 01 Oct 2016

Castle Warfare Part II: Slaughter at Ferniehirst Castle

For those who think of the Scottish Borders' history as 'romantic', think again. Once an English garrison, Ferniehirst Castle near Jedburgh witnessed brutal savagery at first hand

Date added: 04 Sep 2016
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Castle which inspired Outlander's Castle Leoch gets funding boost

It's hoped Historic Environment Scotland's grant will help 16th-century Castle Leod to welcome more visitors

Date added: 20 Aug 2016

Lochore Castle and Eyemouth Fort Secured

Positive progress on consolidation work on Lochore Castle in Fife and historic Eyemouth Fort.

Date added: 17 Aug 2016
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