By Stuart Reid
Aside from the foremost royal websites, resembling Stirling and Edinburgh, few Scottish castles have been situated at strategic issues, or have been meant to deal with garrisons required to guard or subjugate cities. as an alternative they have been basically fortified living homes, erected in an atmosphere of vulnerable Royal authority and endemic feuding among rival clans and teams, in either Highland and Lowland components. even if a few enceinte castles have been built through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, so much protecting building excited about the tower residence, a particular vernacular sort of Scottish fortification. This e-book examines the layout, improvement, and function of those quintessentially Scottish constructions, and in addition covers greater websites resembling Urquhart and Blackness.