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28 June 2010

New dig season begins in Westray

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Excavations have begun again at one of the country’s most exciting archaeological sites. Archaeologists are hoping the Links of Noltland dig – which last year revealed the Orkney Venus figurine, currently shortlisted for a British Archaeological Award – will uncover more fascinating finds to tell us more about how our ancestors lived on the Orkney island of Westray.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28424

25 June 2010

To be a Pilgrim

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Primary school children from P4 – P7 will be given the opportunity to experience life as a pilgrim, thanks to a new activity launched by Historic Scotland specifically for Dunfermline Abbey. The pilot activity will enable children to understand religious beliefs and practices in early Medieval times, compare Medieval pilgrimage with modern day pilgrimage and learn about the Abbey’s place in Scottish history.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28403

25 June 2010

Junior Guides graduate from Bishops Palace and Earls Palace

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New partnership scheme launched at Orkney attractions. Pupils from Glaitness Primary stepped back in time on Thursday (24th June) as they took on their new roles as junior guides at The Bishop’s Palace and Earl’s Palace. The pupils are taking part in the scheme in partnership with Historic Scotland, which will see them taking tours for other visiting school groups from next term.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28406

25 June 2010

Historic Scotland Stonemason named student of the year

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Historic Scotland apprentice stonemason Andy Slattery has come top of his class – for the third year running. The 44-year-old from Paisley, who is based at Dumbarton Castle, has been named Student of the Year for Advanced Craft Stonemasonry at Glasgow Metropolitan College.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28414

23 June 2010

The thunder of hooves returns to Linlithgow Palace - Spectacular Jousting

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Linlithgow Palace is gearing up for what promises to be one of the most exciting and unmissable highlights of the summer - its Spectacular Jousting Extravaganza.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28387

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