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General view of Stirling Castle from W.

SC 800303

Description General view of Stirling Castle from W.

Date 1958

Catalogue Number SC 800303

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ST 60

Scope and Content Stirling Castle, Stirling, from north-west This view from the north-west, taken in the late 1950s, shows the castle rock, with the 'King's Old Building' in the centre. This includes the much re-worked royal apartment of the 16th century. It was altered in the 18th and 19th centuries, and now houses, in part, the regimental museum of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The oldest surviving part of the castle dates from the late-14th century, and the palace constructed by James V is still largely intact. The Chapel Royal was added in 1594, and during the reign of Queen Anne the fortifications were upgraded. It remained in military use until the 1960s, and has since been much restored and opened to the public under the care of Historic Scotland. Stirling Castle is strategically situated on the best route by land between lowland and highland Scotland, and the rock on which it sits has probably been inhabited since prehistoric times. It was both fortress and royal palace, and has some of the best of both types of architecture in Scotland. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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