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15 December 2009

Archive film footage of traditional Scottish building skills

Media Releases

Fiona Hyslop, The Minister for Culture and External Affairs, today, (Tuesday 15 December), formally switched on a giant projection of some rarely seen archive film footage of Scottish construction workers onto the exterior of the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre in Glasgow. The films range in date with the earliest from 1919 and show a variety of traditional building skills including brick making at Glenboig, construction work at Clydebank and the building of the Ritz cinema in Edinburgh.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26356

14 December 2009

Art and music bring Maeshowe out of darkness

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One of Orkney’s most ancient and awe-inspiring heritage attractions, and one of the finest Neolithic sites in Europe, Maeshowe Chambered Cairn was the inspiration for a unique artistic project and Winter Festival which is being staged at the site later this month. Out of Darkness is the result of a collaboration by Marianne Pollich, Psychological Psychotherapist, and Elisabeth Holder, Professor for Applied Arts - both of whom are from Düsseldorf, Germany - and the culmination of five years’ research and planning by the pair. Their highly original joint project is a two-part artistic presentation of art and music, based on the findings of studies they have carried out at Maeshowe and other Orkney tombs since 2004.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26353

10 December 2009

Stanley Mills stages special exhibition by local art group

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Perth-based re.create, a community organisation offering art and writing skills tuition to adults with special needs, is staging an art exhibition at the Stanley Mills heritage attraction. The exhibition of artworks by re.create members is being held in the Community Room at Stanley Mills. It previews this Friday, 11th December, from 7pm to 9pm, with a reception featuring live music. Following that, it will run daily from 10am to 3.30pm until Christmas Eve.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26326

10 December 2009

Get crafty for Christmas at Stanley Mills

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This Saturday, why not escape the Christmas shopping crowds and learn how to make your own personalised festive gifts and decorations at the historic Stanley Mills complex on the banks of the River Tay. At the special Christmas Crafts drop-in event from noon till 3pm on 12th December, Ranger Iain Lewis will be showing visitors how to gather natural materials from the local environment - such as branches, mosses, sprigs of holly, and pine cones collected from the woods - to make a variety of decorations, table centres and festive wreaths.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26328

8 December 2009

St Andrews Free Weekend success - Minister announces 11% increase in visitor numbers

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Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, has hailed the success of the Historic Scotland St Andrew’s Free Weekend which attracted 11% more visitors than in 2008. More than 39,700 visitors enjoyed trips to the 47 heritage attractions which waived their ticket prices on 28 and 29 November.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26239

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