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The Scottish Castles Association
Preserving the Past for the Future

Castles in their past and present state by Brian McGarrigle

This section shows what a castle or tower house looked like when photography was in its infancy. We also show what it looks like in its present state. Thankfully, not all are in a sorry state as some fantastic historic buildings have been restored or consolidated. Hopefully we can show potential restorers that there are still many historic building capable of being saved. Sadly, it's too late for some.

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Carnwath Motte (Lanark) - Past & Present

Carnwath Church was built by William de Somerville before 1165 on which date he gifted it to Glasgow.

Date added: 18 Jan 2012 read more about carnwath motte

Hatton Castle (Angus) - Past & Present

Built in 1575 on the Z-plan, Hatton comprises an oblong block with a square tower at each of the NE and SW angles; there is a circular turret in the re-entrant angle of the NE tower.

Date added: 09 Jan 2012 read more about hatton castle

Boghall Castle (Lanarkshire) - Past & Present

Boghall Castle, Lanarkshire 1870 (it collapsed shortly afterwards) and now. The ruins were conserved after the collapse - a little too late ...

Date added: 09 Jan 2012 read more about boghall castle

Dundonald Castle (Ayrshire) - Past & Present

Dundonald, Ayrshire much tidied up by the Office of Works from its appearance at the end of the 19th century.

Date added: 22 Dec 2011 read more about dundonald castle