Online talk: The tower houses of Scotland

22 April 2021, Starts: 19:00, Ends: 20:30

The Tower houses of Scotland

Online talk by Glythe Paterson

Organised by Friends of Dundonald Castle. Free talk, but donations appreciated. Bookings via Eventbrite


This talk will cover the evolution of the tower house in the British isles, focusing largely on the historical events which led to the trend of tower-house building in the conflict regions of England, Ireland and Scotland over the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

We will also discuss the varying designs and layouts these towers take – specifically across Scotland, look into why we believe certain areas are more densely populated with tower houses, and finally, mull over the cultural and political circumstances which caused the tower house to remain an important fixture in Scottish architecture throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries."

Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
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