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12 November 2009

Historic Scotland to celebrate our national day with St Andrew's Free Weekend

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With St Andrew’s Day fast approaching, Scots both at home and abroad are once more preparing to celebrate 30th November. Historic Scotland is preparing for the St Andrews Free Weekend - which this year forms a part of Homecoming Scotland Finale celebrations - with confirmation that they will offer free entry to 47 of their outstanding heritage attractions across Scotland over the weekend of 28th and 29th November. There will be extra events at some sites and a few surprises.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=25965

11 November 2009

Historic environment integral to economy

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Scotland’s historic environment is a vital part of the country’s economy, Culture Minister Michael Russell told parliament today. Speaking in a debate on the legacy of buildings and monuments, the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution encouraged debate on how it can best be used to boost tourism, construction and regeneration. The Minister said: “Clearly, there is enormous potential here to make creative coalitions in Scotland across all these boundaries, to realise the full value of our historic environment to our people and our economy. The potential here is staggering.”

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=25950

5 November 2009

Is there a place for modern Scottish architecture in our towns and cities

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Do you have a view on how modern architecture fits into our towns and cities? Ahead of a conference looking at how we value post war architecture, Historic Scotland is looking for people to contribute their opinions and comments to be addressed by panel of experts. The conference, Scotland: Building For the Future, will take place at the Bonar Hall at the University of Dundee on Tuesday 24 November 2009. It will be opened by Michael Russell, the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=25908

4 November 2009

Road closures and patrols to protect Holyrood Park on bonfire night

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This year Historic Scotland will once again be closing the roads through Holyrood Park on Bonfire Night as a special safety measure. Rangers and police will also patrol the area throughout the evening. The strategy was successfully trialled last year in a bid to avoid wildfires caused by fireworks. These fires destroy plants, kill wildlife and can damage archaeology beneath the ground.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=25896

3 November 2009

Culture Minister to call for spirit of collaboration at heritage summit

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Culture Minister Michael Russell will call for the fostering of a spirit of collaboration at the opening of the Built and Historic Environment Summit in Glasgow today (3rd November). The summit, the first of its kind since devolution, will bring together over 100 representatives from Scotland’s key heritage and built environment bodies to discuss the future of the sector. The heritage industry alone is worth in excess of 2.3 billion to the Scottish economy, and supports more than 60,000 full time employees.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=25927

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