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23 February 2011

Archaeologists search for medieval evidence at Bannockburn

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Excavations have taken place at the National Trust for Scotland’s site at Bannockburn to see if there are any medieval finds from the famous 1314 battle. Archaeologists have investigated areas which are due to be planted with new trees. The planting is part of the advance landscaping works for a £5m joint project between the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland which aims to revamp the visitor centre, creating a state-of-the-art world-class visitor attraction at the site of the battle. The new centre will open in 2014, the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the next year of Homecoming.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30745

23 February 2011

Edinburgh Castle Scotland's number one visitor attraction

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Edinburgh Castle has been confirmed as Scotland’s number one stand alone visitor attraction. The castle saw 1,210,248 people cross its doors in 2010, the highest number of visitors to a single paid or free visitor attraction in Scotland.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30749

22 February 2011

Regeneration funding confirmed for six local authorities

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HISTORIC communities in six council areas have been awarded almost £3m regeneration funding, Culture and External Affairs Minister Fiona Hyslop confirmed today. The successful bids for Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) grants will see repairs and improvements in Ayr, Rothesay, Portsoy, Anstruther, Dingwall and Irvine.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30744

21 February 2011

Visitors encouraged to explore Arbroath Abbey's maritime past

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Visitors to Arbroath Abbey will have the opportunity to explore the site’s links to its maritime past at a special series of events to be held during the month of March. The Abbey, which is run by Historic Scotland, is running a series of workshops to celebrate the bicentenary of the Bell Rock Lighthouse. From the 13th century, the abbey provided a vital focal point for sailors in the North Sea.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30743

18 February 2011

Memories of Duff House during World War II

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The magnificent early Georgian mansion Duff House offers a fascinating insight into its dramatic World War II past – when the Adam-designed mansion served as a military base and prisoner of war camp - at a special event next weekend. During the WWII Weekend on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February visitors to Duff House will have an opportunity to join historian Allan Burnett on a captivating fact-filled tour of the grand 18th century property. Allan will talk about its occupation by the military during the conflict, what happened when the house was bombed in July 1940, and what life was like for the German seamen and Luftwaffe pilots who were imprisoned there .

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30740

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