Scotland's Castles: Rescued, Rebuilt and Reoccupied

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History Press, Jul 7, 2014 - History - 192 pages
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Scotland’s Castles is a beautifully illustrated celebration and account of the renaissance of Scottish castles that has taken place since 1950. Over 100 ruined and derelict buildings – from tiny towers to rambling baronial mansions – have been restored as homes, hotels and holiday lets. These restorations have mainly been carried out by new owners without any connections to the land or the family history of the buildings, which they bought as ruins. Their struggles and triumphs, including interviews and first-person accounts, form the core of the book, set in the context of the enormous social, political and economic changes of the late twentieth century.

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Janet Brennan-Inglis bought Barholm Castle in Galloway in 1999, and completed its restoration in 2006. She was awarded a doctorate for her research into Scottish castles in 2011. Janet is on the council of the Scottish Castles Association. She is secretary of the National Trust for Scotland Galloway Members Group.

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