Scottish Castles Association

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Castles in their Past and Present State

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Bavelaw

Bavelaw Castle (Midlothian) – Past and Present

At first glance Bavelaw could be mistaken for a mere laird's house but look closer and its earlier origins reveal themselves.

Date added: 06 Jul 2020
Dryhope

Dryhope Tower (Selkirk) – Past and Present

Dryhope Tower's fortunes, after years of stone robbing and weathering, have improved after some tender, loving care has consolidated it.

Date added: 10 May 2020
Glamis

Glamis Castle (Angus) - Past and Present

A home with over 1,000 years of history, Glamis Castle holds a special place in the nation's heart.

Date added: 03 Mar 2020
blackness

Blackness Castle (Lothian) - Past and Present

A formidable royal fortress that became one of Scotland's most revered stongholds, Blackness Castle has had connections with warfare for centuries.

Date added: 27 Aug 2019
niddry

Niddry Castle (Lothian) - Past and Present

Referring to imposing Niddry Castle as merely a tower is somewhat of an injustice. See how this impressive fortress is still standing strong today.

Date added: 04 Jun 2019
merchiston

Merchiston Castle (Edinburgh) - Past and Present

When an early resident of Merchiston Castle invented logarithms in the 17th century it seemed to seal its fate for a future as part of an educational campus.

Date added: 12 Apr 2019
pierrefonds

French Castles - Past and Present

Princely pads for Napoleon, the fallout of warfare and the ravages of time, this trio of French castles have faced their battles. Find out how they've fared here.

Date added: 08 Mar 2019
saltcoats

Saltcoats Castle (Lothian) - Past and Present

Built on the site of an ancient salt marsh Saltcoats Castle's remains still give an indication of its former glory - but for how much longer?

Date added: 29 Dec 2018
preston

Preston Tower (Lothian) - Past and Present

Despite being set alight not once, not twice but three times, much of Preston Tower remains today.

Date added: 28 Nov 2018
kilhenzie

Kilhenzie Castle (Ayr) - Past and Present

At first glance a typical 16th century tower... but Kilhenzie Castle demands a second look.

Date added: 16 Oct 2018
castle stewart

Castle Stewart (Wigtownshire) - Past and Present

Once obscured by ivy, Castle Stewart has benefited from some consolidation work in recent years revealing some interesting aspects of its construction.

Date added: 14 Jan 2018
crosbie tower

Crosbie Tower (Ayrshire) - Past and Present

Without care and attention the condition of our historical buildings quickly deteriorates. Crosbie Tower is one example...

Date added: 29 Nov 2017
tulliallan

Old Tulliallan Castle (Fife) - Past and Present

When is a castle not a castle? When it's a hall house...

Date added: 07 Nov 2017
old college

The Old College (Glasgow) - Past and Present

There are lessons to be learned from the sorry tale of Glasgow's Old College...

Date added: 29 Aug 2017
pinkie

Pinkie House (Lothian) - Past and Present

An impressive mansion built in 1613 by Alexander Seton, Pinkie House now provides unique accommodation for some of Loretto School's boarders.

Date added: 14 Jun 2017
knock

Knock Castle (Aberdeenshire) - Past and Present

Knock Castle in stunning Royal Deeside is a wonderful example of a traditional Scottish laird's home.

Date added: 08 May 2017
knockhall

Knockhall Castle (Aberdeenshire) - Past and Present

An insight into the past and present of Knockhall Castle which is currently for sale for offers over £130,000.

Date added: 12 Mar 2017
duntroon

Duntrune Castle (Argyllshire) - Past and Present

A stunning location for Duntrune makes it one of the landmark castles in Argyllshire.

Date added: 28 Dec 2016
mortons gate

Morton's Gate (Edinburgh Castle) - Past and Present

The gateway to Edinburgh Castle welcomes thousands of visitors from around the globe every year but, under its previous guises, it saw its fair share of tumultuous times...

Date added: 13 Nov 2016
langshaw

Langshaw Tower (Roxburghshire) - Past and Present

A tower with a tale of two centuries to tell, Langshaw Tower was occupied until the 18th century and was even used as the village school.

Date added: 21 Oct 2016
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