What is a Castle?

What is a Castle?

Join us for a fascinating talk on Scotland’s castles with Ranald MacInnes

Venue: Online & in person at the Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP
Time: Lectures commence at 7.30pm
Cost: £5 / Students £2 / season ticket for all 5 lectures: £20
Tickets available on Eventbrite (and at the door, if at Renfield Centre)


What’s in a name? Scotland is famous the world over for its romantic landscape, studded with castles and in this talk, Ranald MacInnes, architectural historian and Head of Place, Publishing and Learning at Historic Environment asks ‘what is a castle?’. The answer is more complex than it seems and, in coming to some conclusions, Ranald explores many of Scotland’s most celebrated landmark buildings as well as a few surprising would-be castles and tower houses.


Download the full programme of lectures here


image: Balmoral © Ranald MacInnes