Love locks at Dundas Castle to celebrate the Auld Keep’s 600th anniversary

Katy and Jamie at the Auld Keep. Photography by

The birthday celebrations for Dundas Castle‘s Auld Keep have come to an end, with the final love lock being placed on the Keep’s gated windows by newlyweds Hannah and Tom McGarry on the 31st March 2017.

This super sweet practice began when The Auld Keep turned 600 years old in 2016, and Dundas Castle celebrated by inviting couples tying the knot at the historic building within the next year to leave love locks, like at the Pont des Arts in Paris, on the windows.

The locks were beautifully crafted and engraved with the couples name and the date of their wedding day by Scottish jeweller Highland Angel, owned by Yvonne Carmichael. Yvonne’s own daughter Katy and her husband Jamie were one of the last couples to leave a love lock at the Keep, on the 17th March 2017. “We didn’t know anything about the love locks when we first booked our wedding at Dundas Castle, so to have made it into the 600th anniversary celebrations and also to receive one of mum’s locks was a really special addition to our day,” said Katy, “we’re so proud to be part of this lovely commemoration within the beautiful Keep.”

The celebrations might be over but love locks are forever, and we can’t wait to sneak a peek next time we visit this iconic castle!


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