Scheduled Monument

Elgin CastleSM1229

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Supplementary Information Updated
Secular: castle; motte
Local Authority
NJ 21142 62831
321142, 862831


The scheduling extends up to but excludes all boundary walls. The scheduling specifically excludes the Duke of Gordon Monument. It excludes the above ground elements of all modern structures, fixtures and fittings within and around the monument including the panoramic plinth, handrails, stone steps and metal railings, and the top 300mm of all gravel paths.



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HER/SMR Reference

  • NJ26SW0007

About Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.

Scheduling is the way that a monument or archaeological site of national importance is recognised by law through the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

We schedule sites and monuments of national importance using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The description and map showing the scheduled area is the legal part of the scheduling. The additional information in the scheduled monument record gives an indication of the national importance of the monument(s). It is not a definitive account or a complete description of the monument(s). The format of scheduled monument records has changed over time. Earlier records will usually be brief and some information will not have been recorded. Scheduled monument consent is required to carry out certain work, including repairs, to scheduled monuments. Applications for scheduled monument consent are made to us. We are happy to discuss your proposals with you before you apply and we do not charge for advice or consent. More information about consent and how to apply for it can be found on our website at

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Remains of Elgin Castle, looking southeast, during daytime, on a clear day with cloudy sky
Remains of Elgin Castle, looking west, during daytime, on a clear day with cloudy sky

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