Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future

Castles in their Past and Present State

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Torwoodlee Tower (Selkirk) - Past and Present

A look at Torwoodlee Tower's fate over the years and how the funding recently secured by it could help stem its deterioration in the future.

Date added: 02 Jul 2015

Barochan House (Renfrew) - Past and Lost

Barochan House, near Houston in Renfrew, was a 16th century tower house replacing an earlier castle. Lost forever, this is a glimpse of what once was.

Date added: 11 Jun 2015

Craufurdland Castle (Ayr) - Past and Present

Situated near Kilmarnock in rural Ayrshire, Craufurdland is a Gothic castle of 1830. Look closer, however, and there is more than meets the eye.

Date added: 04 Jun 2015

Newark Castle (Ayr) - Past and Present

Newark Castle, near Ayr, has weathered the centuries well and is in excellent condition today.

Date added: 21 May 2015

Gargunnock House (Stirling) - Past and Present

At first glance Gargunnock House appears a typical 18th century mansion... but look closer.

Date added: 02 Apr 2015

Stalker Castle (Argyll) - Past and Present

One of the most iconic castles of Scotland, Stalker stands on a rocky islet at the mouth of Loch Laich in Appin. It was roofless from 1831 until 1965 when it was restored.

Date added: 02 Apr 2015

Lochmaben Castle (Dumfries) - Past and Present

Lochmaben is sited on a peninsular and was one of the principal fortresses in Scotland. It is more the pity that it is now in such a lamentable condition.

Date added: 11 Mar 2015

Sanquhar Castle (Dumfries) - Past and Present

The castle, seeming to date from 1400, is difficult to decipher being much altered, allowed to ruin, consolidated, only to fall into ruin again.

Date added: 11 Mar 2015

Horsburgh Castle (Peebles) - Past and Present

Horsburgh is situated on a hilltop near to the county town of Peebles. A typical L-plan, whinstone tower house, it owes its survival to consolidation in the late 19th century.

Date added: 10 Mar 2015

Balmangan Tower (Kirkcudbright) - Past and Present

Balmangan is a simple, ruinous 16th century tower house. It survives to first floor level though a century ago it stood higher.

Date added: 10 Mar 2015