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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

2 November 2009

Mons Meg wheel gets a flat

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In centuries past the vast Mons Meg siege cannon was hauled across Scotland to demolish the castle walls of the king’s enemies. But even though its wheels were entirely made of wood and iron it seems it could suffer the medieval equivalent of a flat tyre. While it has been stood quietly on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle for some years without moving, the sheer pressure of the six-ton barrel and the two-ton carriage has distorted the metal band round one of the wheels.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=25879

29 October 2009

Historic Kirkintilloch revealed in new book

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The history of Kirkintilloch can be traced back to the Roman invasion and a new book looks at how it has evolved over the centuries. Historic Kirkintilloch: Archaeology and Development is the latest in the Scottish Burgh Surveys produced by Historic Scotland and the Council for British Archaeology. Authors Martin Rorke, Patricia Dennison, Simon Stronach and Russel Coleman look at a range of historic remains that is rare among Scotland’s towns. Patricia Dennison said: “As one of the authors, I would like to express my appreciation of the welcome received from the people of Kirkintilloch. Our research was helped greatly by the assistance of Don Martin and staff at the William Patrick Library and by Morag Cross, and it was so willingly given. “Kirkintilloch is fortunate in the preservation of many old and interesting features and transport links. I hope that this Burgh Survey will help to continue their conservation.”

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