Although Brodick Castle is now looked after by the National Trust for Scotland, and open to the public, it’s first phase of construction dates back at least 800 years.

The School’s archaeological investigation of the Castle was assisted by an NTS archaeologist, volunteers from the Arran Heritage Museum and the projects artists. It focused on the building materials and where they came from and on the many different construction skills employed over centuries.  The project also looked at the long complex history of the Castle’s contested military importance and in particular the Cromwellian occupation from 1650.