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Getting back to nature with Linlithgow Rangers

28 July 2008

Throughout the first two weeks in August the Rangers at Linlithgow Peel are hosting a series of family-friendly events for children and parents to join in before the new school term begins.

At Love your Loch on Saturday 2 August the Rangers will dive into the world of underwater mini-beasts at Linlithgow Loch, and young visitors can learn all about mayfly nymphs, pond snails, water boatmen, and their life at the loch. They can also learn about how human activity around their environment affects them.

The fun and games will take place at Blackness Seashore on Tuesday 5 August with Art and Adventure giving young visitors the chance to contribute to giant pictures on the beach, using flotsam and jetsam that can be found on the shoreline.

Orien’tree’ing on Tuesday 12 August will take visitors back in-land with a fun focus on the trees that can be found at the Peel. There will be a special secret route devised and visitors will find their way around from clues about different trees.

Ian Lewis, Historic Scotland Ranger, said;

“Our summer holiday events have been really popular and we are looking forward to welcoming more visitors for our August events. These activities are a great opportunity for children enjoy the fresh-air and fantastic settings on their doorstep.”

Love your Loch is on Saturday 2 August from 13.00 to 16.00 and no booking is required. Art and Adventure is on Tuesday 5 August and Orien’tree’ing is on Tuesday 12 August from 10.00 to 12 noon and booking is recommended by calling 01506 842 065. These events are aimed at age eight plus and all children should be accompanied by an adult.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

  • The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace, set in the Royal Park or Peel beside Linlithgow Loch, are situated in Linlithgow, off the M9.

  • Tel: 01506 842 896.  Admission: adult £5.20, child £2.60, concession £4.20.

  • Linlithgow Loch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its large wildfowl population and abundance of wildlife.

  • Linlithgow Peel Rangers are part of Historic Scotland’s network of Rangers – there are also Ranger services at Holyrood Park and at the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney.

  • Every year, Historic Scotland stages an extensive annual programme of events at its properties in care, with the aim of bringing history to life in an entertaining and informative way.  For details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/events

  • Members can get free entry to all daytime events, plus unlimited entry to over 70 historic properties throughout Scotland. Prices start from £38 a year.

  • Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys and Skara Brae. For details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

  • Historic Scotland’s mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.


For further information


Rebecca Hamilton
Marketing and Media Manager
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8685 / 07788 923871
rebecca.hamilton@scotland.gsi.gov.uk