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18 May 2009

Scotland's First Firearms Demonstrated During Weekend of Medieval Pageantry

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Specially-made replicas of the first type of firearms to be used in Scotland will be fired as part of Party at the Palace 1503. Hugh Robertson, from Kilmarnock, who runs the Fire and Sword re-enactment group, will show visitors how the early matchlock muskets worked during the two day event at Linlithgow Palace on 23 and 24 May. Mr Robertson, will also be taking on the role of George, Master of Angus, one of the leading noblemen in the Scottish court.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23308

12 May 2009

Minister to Open Festival of the River

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The second annual Festival of the River at Stanley Mills will be opened by special guest, the Scottish Government Finance Minister John Swinney. The North Tayside MSP said he is delighted to be taking part in the community festival which takes place between noon and 4pm on Sunday, 17 May. Visitors will also be able to enjoy free entry to Historic Scotland’s Stanley Mills visitor centre which is housed in the 18th-century water mill complex beside the river.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23198

11 May 2009

Couple Follow Medieval Marriage with Horseback Role in Spectacular Pageant

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Dan Moriarty and Madelaine Nelson will marry in Medieval style the weekend before taking part in a huge pageant recalling a great Renaissance royal wedding. The couple are costumed performers in the Fire and Sword historical re-enactment group. This month they will tie the knot dressed in Medieval fashions – including full armour for Dan – at a ceremony near their home, in Montgreenan, Kilwinning.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23089

11 May 2009

Scotland's Historic Environment Vital to Economic Sustainability

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Scotland’s rich legacy of historic buildings, monuments and archaeology contributes more than £2.3 billion to the Scottish economy and is a key factor in ensuring sustained economic growth, according to research published today (Monday). A new report from the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland (HEACS) shows Scotland’s historic environment has a vital role in supporting jobs and promoting tourism. Culture Minister Michael Russell welcomed the research, saying: “For the first time we have clear evidence of just how much our historic environment contributes, not only to our sense of identity and place, but also to our national economy."

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23110

8 May 2009

Four Clans and Only One Winner - Help Choose the People's Champions

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Four great Scottish clans are preparing to clash in a grand tournament at Linlithgow Palace – and fans can vote for which one will be the people’s champions. More than 80 warriors representing the Campbells, Douglases, Hamiltons and Lindsays will do battle on 23 and 24 May during Party at the Palace 1503. The weekend of Medieval pageantry will be among the biggest and most spectacular events of Scotland’s 2009 Year of Homecoming.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/gd/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23070

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