• Backyard Castles – Seafield Tower | Scotland Goes Pop

    Seafield Tower is a 16th castle along the Fife Coastal Path just outside of Kirkcaldy. This L-shaped tower house made of red sandstone is a stunning sight against the Firth of Forth. However due to time, neglect, and erosion, much of the five-story castle has disappeared, even in the last 100 years. Dig It! TV takes us on a walking…

  • Secrets of the Forth: The River that defines Scotland

    Next week in Callander, you can hear Stirling Council Archaeologist, Dr Murray Cook, give a lecture on the important history of the Forth river: ‘Secrets of the Forth: The River that defines Scotland’.   It is organised by Callander Heritage Society and takes place on Wednesday 27th February from 7-9 pm at the Masonic Hall in Callander. £5/£10 for membership.

  • Backyard Castles – Crichton Castle | Scotland Goes Pop

    Enjoy this video and the stories about Crichton Castle. The video is made in collaboration between Archaeology Scotland and Dig It! TV and funded by the Castle Studies Trust. Although impressive in its own right, Crichton Castle has become notorious in pop culture for its associations with a particularly brutal night in Scottish history: the Black Dinner which served as…

  • Backyard Castles – Ravenscraig Castle | Scotland Goes Pop

    Another video by Archaeology Scotland and Dig It! TV, funded by the Castle Studies Trust. This time The Castle Hunter, David Weinczok takes you on a tour through Ravenscraig Castle. Royal residence turned imposing fortress, Ravenscraig Castle, can seem like an enigma. We know it was built as a royal residence based on historical accounts, and yet its massively thick…