Welcome to the Scotland School and find out more about the history and heritage of the nation from a wide range of in-depth articles that have appeared in Scotland Magazine over the last decade.
600 years of history
Charles Douglas visits Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran, home of the Dukes of Hamilton
August 2007, Issue 34, page 14
A private palace
Charles Douglas visits Falkland Palace in Fife, former home to the Stuart kings as well as a peculiar form of tennis
February 2007, Issue 31, page 14
A rocky road to romance
CHARLES DOUGLAS LOOKS AT HOW LENNOX LOVE SURVIVED TURBULENT TIMES TO BECOME ONE OF SCOTLAND'S GREATEST IDYLLS
September 2003, Issue 10, page 14
A touch of madness
Charles Douglas visits Haddo House, home to some colourful people
May 2004, Issue 14, page 12
At the heart of Scottish history
Scone Palace has a long link to Scottish monarchy. Charles Douglas reports
March 2004, Issue 13, page 16
Banchory's hidden gem (Crathes Castle)
Crathes Castle is a 16th century castle in Scotland's Grampian region. Charles Douglas visited it
December 2006, Issue 30, page 14
Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull is well sited as a defensive fortress. Charles Douglas reports
April 2005, Issue 20, page 14
Bonnie on the Clyde (Kelburn Castle)
Charles Douglas visits Kelburn Castle in Fairlie, Ayrshire, the seat of the Earl of Glasgow
April 2007, Issue 32, page 14
Charles Douglas visits Arniston House, Midlothian .
October 2009, Issue 47, page 14
Brodie's prime site
Charles Douglas visits the seat of the Brodie family, Brodie Castle at Forres in Moray
March 2005, Issue 19, page 14
Bute's gothic palace
Of all of the early dynasties who dominated Scotland from the 12th century onwards, the Stewarts were the most successful and most resilient. Walter Fitz Alan was among the Norman noblemen who accomp...
April 2008, Issue 38, page 14
July 2003, Issue 9, page 15
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye
Charles Douglas takes a trip to picturesque Skye to take in 800 years of history at the MacLeod ancestral home - Dunvegan.
March 2002, Issue 1, page 26
Fit for a queen
Charles Douglas visits The Castle of Mey in Caithness, beloved holiday home of the late Queen Mother
June 2007, Issue 33, page 14
Floors Castle is dramatic and spectacular. Charles Douglas explains why and takes us on a tour
November 2003, Issue 11, page 12
For Queen and Country
The Atholl Highlanders are the sole private army in Europe so it's only right they help to safeguard one of Scotland's greatest treasures - Blair Castle. Kate Ennis reports
January 2004, Issue 12, page 12
Charles Douglas visits Broughton House in Kirkcudbright.
December 2009, Issue 48, page 14
Home of the famous Thane
Charles Douglas visits Glamis Castle, home of the earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne
August 2005, Issue 22, page 14
Hopetoun House - A special house of hope and glory
Charles Douglas visits the oft-ignored Hopetoun House, just north of Edinburgh
July 2004, Issue 15, page 12
House on the hill
Charles Douglas visits Hill Houser, Helensburgh, a house purpose-built for a lover of ‘the plain style'
January 2006, Issue 24, page 16
Inveraray Castle - A Rich Heritage
CHARLES DOUGLAS ADMIRES THE ECLECTIC ELEGANCE OF INVERARAY CASTLE, HOME TO THE CAMPBELLS OF ARGYLL FOR 600 YEARS
March 2003, Issue 7, page 16
Jewel in the crown - Culzean Castle
One of Robert Adam's finest creations, Culzean is a historic monument with much more up its sleeve than a pretty face and nice gardens
June 2002, Issue 2, page 16
Charles Douglas visits an ancient and important castle in the East Neuk of Fife.
August 2009, Issue 46, page 18
Leod and clear
Charles Douglas visits Castle Leod, near Strathpeffer, headquarters of the Clan Mackenzie
June 2008, Issue 39, page 14
Magic on Mull
Charles Douglas visits Torosay Castle on the Island of Mull
February 2006, Issue 25, page 16
Charles Douglas visits Castle Menzies in the Valley of the Tay.
August 2008, Issue 40, page 14
May 2003, Issue 8, page 30
Paxton House - Reminder of a golden age
Charles Douglas visits the lavish Paxton House in Berwickshire
November 2004, Issue 17, page 14
Scottish property market highlights for buying and renting
July 2002, Issue 3, page 23
Charles Douglas visits Bowhill, near Selkirk, the Scottish Borders home of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry.
October 2005, Issue 23, page 16
Charles Douglas visits Drumlanrig, in Dumfriesshire
January 2005, Issue 18, page 14
Royalty's sporting headquarters
Charles Douglas visits Traquair House which, it is sometimes claimed, is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland
June 2006, Issue 27, page 16
Saved for the nation
Charles Douglas visits Dumfries House in Ayrshire, an 18th century mansion with an impressive collection of antiques.
April 2009, Issue 44, page 14
Charles Douglas visits Castle Fraser, near Inveruie in Aberdeenshire
March 2008, Issue 37, page 14
Scott's country home
Charles Douglas visits Abbotsford House at Melrose in the Scottish Borders, home of Sir Walter Scott
November 2007, Issue 35, page 14
Solid and enduring
Charles Douglas visits Drum Castle,near Banchory in Aberdeenshire.
December 2008, Issue 42, page 14
The castle in the cow pasture
This issue Charles Douglas visits Ballindalloch Castle in Banffshire
October 2006, Issue 29, page 14
The Castle on the Hill
Charles Douglas visits Edinburgh Castle.
February 2010, Issue 49, page 14
The nation's treasures
Charles Douglas looks at 50 of Scotland's finest castles and houses, open to the public.
April 2010, Issue 50, page 14
The palace of Holyroodhouse
Through the years, so many turbulent events have taken place within its walls... Charles Douglas visits Scotland's very own royal residence
July 2002, Issue 3, page 14
The world loves a thane
Charles Douglas visits Cawdor Castle in Nairn, magnificent home of the Thanes of Cawdor.
December 2007, Issue 36, page 14
Thirlestane Castle - A border castle packed with surprises
Charles Douglas visits Thirlestane in the Scottish Borders
September 2004, Issue 16, page 16
Treasure of Lothian
Charles Douglas goes to West Lothian to visit the House of the Binns.
June 2009, Issue 45, page 14
Charles Douglas visits Dalmeny House near South Queensferry
July 2005, Issue 21, page 14
This issue Charles Douglas visits Newbattle Abbey, in Midlothian
April 2006, Issue 26, page 16