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In WEE BITS, in The Mag., thre's an article on the correct colour of Blue for The Saltire WELCOME to Find it in Scotland. The site's navigation menu Main Headings are down the left-hand panel. Click on these to see what's in each one. Some sections have a LOT in them.
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FROM TOP LEFT AND CLOCKWISE - TANTALLON, EDINBURGH, BLACKNESS, URQUHART CASTLES

...And her Fortified Buildings

This place we now know as Scotland  has for many hundreds of years been a country of bitter conflict, the victim of invasion by Vikings, Danes, Irish, Norman French, English. We have been victims of our own internecine warfare: the battles and feuds between the warring Clans;  the reiving of the Scottish Borders, long, drawn-out over - literally - hundreds of years.

So, security and the ability to defend you and yours was a matter of life or death. Thus were built and developed Crannogs, Brochs, Duns, Peels; Castles, Keeps, Forts, and Tower Houses; City Walls and armies to defend them. Myriad Monuments to our Pugnacious Past. ABERDOUR CASTLE

The History of Scotland is inextricably intertwined with these buildings. For each has its own story of lives and deaths, of sallies and seiges; the Why, How and Who of them; the putting-up, and the pulling down.

 

Some - Edinburgh, Stirling, Eilean Donan, Dunvegan - Castles are known across the Globe, but of the bulk, a few are known in their own areas, some are recognised across Scotland, and the most are scarcely remembered except by scholars, and those living nearby.  The Passage of Time has not been kind to many, and the ravages of Man to many more; that great mound on yon hill mDUNS CASTLE, IN BERWICKSHIREay once have been the home and refuge of a Scottish Family; today, it is known as a place for children to slide down in summer, and sledge down in winter. The History is often lost to us.

Thus we will, as we do,  concentrate most of our efforts on the less well-known examples of Scotland's defensive structures; we will, though, include some of the more outstanding and a-bit-better-known ones, where we feel the History is important enough to merit inclusion.SMAILHOLM PEEL TOWER, IN THE SCOTTISH BORDERS.

And, as we say in each section - if YOU are desirous of knowledge of any particular building - e-mail us,  with as much information as you have for identification - where necessary -  at 

         info@finditinscotland.com

 

Index to buildings (in alphabetical order)

* Rothesay Castle

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