The Chain Mail

Welcome to The Chain Mail - a visitor’s guide to the sights and sounds of Historic Scotland

Jean Burke

Jean works in the marketing department focusing mainly on our events programme. She mostly blogs about upcoming events, campaigns and all the wonderful goings-on at Historic Scotland.20 Articles


Robin McKelvie

Robin is a full-time travel writer, photographer, broadcaster and blogger who has worked in more than 100 countries. His articles have appeared in over 150 magazines and newspapers across five continents. Robin lives in South Queensferry with his family and is extremely excited about blogging his Historic Scotland experiences!14 Articles


Guest Post

From time to time we have guest posts from suppliers, visitors and friends of Historic Scotland.10 Articles


Ali George

Ali works in the Digital Team developing content for Historic Scotland's social media channels. She mostly blogs about HS goings on around the web.7 Articles


Andrew Burnet

Andrew Burnet works in the Interpretation Unit at Historic Scotland and was the main author of Mary Was Here, about the travels of Mary Queen of Scots. His epic poem for children about Picts and Vikings has yet to find a publisher.5 Articles


Alison Clark

Alison works in our Publications Team and blogs on everything from up-coming guidebooks to children’s quizzes. Her Historic Scotland must-see is the museum at Whitorn Priory - she loves the beautiful carved stones!4 Articles


Bob Tevendale

Bob Tevendale is Historic Scotland's Natural Heritage Advisor. He blogs about the wildlife, plants and landscapes of Scotland's historic sites.2 Articles


Lisa Robshaw

Lisa is Historic Scotland's Marketing Manager and mostly blogs about our fascinating sites and the fun to be had at our brilliant events! Her 'must see' sites are Linlithgow Palace and Castle Campbell, and top of her 'to visit' list for 2014 is Orkney.2 Articles


Sally Gall

Sally works in the Interpretation Unit, and loves the writing and research involved in telling tales of the castles, abbeys, cairns and factories in our care – especially when this involves folklore and music.2 Articles


Steven Blyth

Steven works in the Digital Team at Historic Scotland. When he’s not working on developing our new and existing websites he’s blogging about them, as well as his experiences visiting our properties from a digital media perspective.2 Articles


Adrian Cox

Adrian is part of Historic Scotland’s Cultural Resources Team. He advises on archaeological and historical matters at our properties, and knows those in southern Scotland especially well. Very keen on public engagement, he often gives guided tours!1 Articles


Emma Bowie

Emma is based at Edinburgh Castle. She spends much of her time working with film crews, our fantastic living history performers and external event companies such as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. She mostly blogs about up and coming events taking place at the castle.1 Articles


Nicki Scott

Nicki is a cultural resources advisor with our Cultural and Natural Resources team. A historian by trade, Nicki mainly gives historical advice relating to our properties.1 Articles


Alice Wyllie

Alice has now left Historic Scotland. She did a great job working in the press office, liaising with the media on everything from events to archaeology!1 Articles


Steve Farrar

Steve is based in our Interpretation Department and has the wonderful task of telling the stories behind our sites throughout Scotland. This gives him a lots of chances to get out and about visiting as many locations as possible!1 Articles


Keir Booth

Keir previously worked in the marketing department with a focus on Edinburgh Castle and Historic Scotland attractions in the south region. He has now left HS for pastures new.1 Articles


Nicola McCrae

Nicola works in the Marketing Team and has responsibility for Stirling Castle as well as our central properties. She blogs about Stirling and all the fantastic events, stories and people at the site - but is looking forward to discovering wonderful things about the other properties now in her care.1 Articles


Miles Oglethorpe

Miles works in Historic Scotland’s Conservation Directorate and leads the Industrial Heritage team. Its work covers a huge range of sites and activities, and every now and then, involves a foray or two into the world of whisky.1 Articles


Peter Yeoman

Peter is one of our go-to contacts for researching the cultural and historical significance of our sites. He was part of the team which recently completed the re-interpretation of Iona Abbey along with a new museum at the abbey dedicated to the wonderful carved stone crosses, now beautifully lit - do visit!1 Articles


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