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15 March 2010

Three million head to Historic Scotland attractions

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Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop welcomed the three millionth visitor to go through the doors of one of Historic Scotland’s ticketed attractions in the 2009 – 2010 season. Historic Scotland manages 345 properties on behalf of Scottish Ministers across the country. During the Summer season, Historic Scotland’s Top 10 sites enjoyed a 9% increase on this time last year, with visitor numbers growing by 7% overall. Edinburgh Castle was up by 8% during this period, Urquhart Castle’s number of visitors increased by 9% whereas Stirling Castle’s numbers were up by 6%, during a major refurbishment for the Palace project. The Minister presented Joyce Churchill, 76, from Nova Scotia, a first time visitor to Scotland, with a quaich, Scotland’s cup of friendship, at Edinburgh Castle, its flagship property, to mark the occasion.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=27153

15 March 2010

Played in Glasgow launched at Aye Write! festival

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Historic Scotland has teamed up with the Played in Britain book series and Glasgow City Council to produce an exciting new publication – Played in Glasgow. Written by Ged O’Brien, the book outlines the city’s sporting heritage, from the birth of association football and the impressive stadiums built there, once the largest in the world, to the sporting clubs and racetracks. The publication also examines the cultural impact of sport in the city and is backed up with historic photographs and maps, charting the main sporting sites.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=27155

10 March 2010

Celebrate Spring and enjoy an Easter eggstravaganza at Stirling Castle

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Looking for some Spring cheer after the long winter? Then make sure you head for Stirling Castle this Easter for a great day out. The stunning stronghold is gearing up for a superb weekend of family fun and entertainment. ‘Easter Revelry’ - on Saturday 3rd April, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th – promises a packed programme of light-hearted amusement for all ages. A colourful cast of costumed characters will be performing comedy, magic, puppetry and interactive shows. And with everything included in the normal admission price to the castle, great value, as well as great fun, is guaranteed.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=27152

8 March 2010

Scotland's earliest human face takes to the road

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5,000 year old Orkney Venus to go on tour. Scotland’s earliest human face, the Orkney Venus is to go on temporary display at venues across Scotland. The 5,000 year old figurine- also known as the Westray Wife, was discovered last summer by archaeologists working on the Historic Scotland excavation at the Links of Noltland, on the Orkney island of Westray. The figurine is the only known Neolithic carving of a human form to have been found in Scotland.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=27146

5 March 2010

Soldiers and siege at Dumbarton Castle

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Visitors to the formidable garrison fortress of Dumbarton Castle will, on Saturday 20th March, be transported back to the troubled times of the 17th century for ‘The Siege – 1640’. This informative, entertaining event will focus on the story of Dumbarton Castle during the Scottish wars of independence, when Covenanters and Royalist troops clashed to gain control of the castles and forts throughout the country which were the backbone of its strategic defences. A series of enlightening presentations involving costumed performers from re-enactment group ‘Fraser’s Dragoones’ will highlight how effectively historical re-enactments can bring these dark days to dramatic life. Visitors will learn about the goals of the two opposing forces and why they were so passionate about their cause. And weaponry displays will demonstrate the combat challenges of fighting with the musket and infantryman’s pike, and the skills required to handle them.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=27144

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