Ailsa Craig

Ailsa Craig


  Ailsa Craig (Scottish Gaelic: Creag Ealasaid) is an island of 99 hectares (240 acres) in the outer Firth of Clyde, 16 kilometres west of mainland Scotland, upon which blue hone granite has long been quarried to make curling stones. The now uninhabited island is formed from the volcanic plug of an extinct volcano. The … Continue reading

Callendar House

Callendar House


Callendar House is a mansion set within the grounds of Callendar Park in Falkirk, central Scotland. Its present form, in the style of a French Renaissance château, the French Renaissance Revival Châteauesque structure dates from the 19th century. At its core is a 14th-century tower house. During its 600-year history, Callendar House has played host … Continue reading

Claypotts Castle (Scotland 2009)

Claypotts Castle (Scotland 2009)


Claypotts Castle is a late medieval castle in the suburban West Ferry area of Dundee, Scotland. It is one of the best-preserved examples of a 16th-century ‘Z-plan’ tower house in Scotland. Now surrounded by modern housing, the castle is maintained as an Ancient Monument by Historic Scotland. At present, it is open to the public … Continue reading