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21 August 2009

Minister announces Orkney Venus - Discovery of Scotland's earliest carving of a person

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When archaeologists carefully brushed away the mud from a small piece of Neolithic carved sandstone they found Scotland’s earliest human face staring back at them. The human figurine from Historic Scotland’s excavation at the Links of Noltland on the Orkney island of Westray is a find of astonishing rarity. Measuring just 3.5cm by 3cm it is the only known Neolithic carving of a human form to have been discovered in Scotland – with only two others in the whole of the British mainland.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24850

21 August 2009

Time to Pray - Medieval Mass Dial Sheds Light On Life At Island Abbey

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With no clocks or watches – how did the medieval brethren at the island abbey of Inchcolm know when to eat, sleep and pray? The Augustinian canons lived according to a strict routine, and it was essential that everyone in the community did the right thing at the right time.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24855

19 August 2009

Culture Minister celebrates post-war-architecture

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Culture Minister Michael Russell paid tribute to Scottish architecture traditions celebrated in a new book focusing on buildings created in the last 65 years today (Wednesday). Scotland: Building for the Future has been written and published by Historic Scotland. The Minister said: “It is widely recognised that for centuries the Scots have stayed at the fore of architectural design and craftsmanship and that is as true of our modern buildings as our historic ones. In the post-war years our building styles and materials changed to reflect how our society and priorities had adapted, leaving us with a legacy of ambitious, functional and literally outstanding structures."

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24843

18 August 2009

Aspiring archaeologists from across the globe have visited a protected historic wreck on Mull to learn about underwater heritage

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Historic Scotland has sponsored the underwater archaeology fieldschool in the Sound of Mull to encourage public interest in the recording and conservation of Scotland’s underwater heritage. This follows the introduction of the Marine (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament, a bill that includes mechanisms to improve protection and management of Scotland’s world-class marine heritage. Philip Robertson, Historic Scotland’s Senior Inspector of Marine Archaeology, said: “Scotland has some incredible wreck sites that have fascinating stories to tell. The Swan, where we took the students to dive, was one of three ships lost in a Commonwealth flotilla that attacked Duart Castle (Mull) in 1653 in order to stamp out pockets of Royalist resistance to republican government in the aftermath of the English Civil War. Archaeological investigations of this very well preserved historic wreck over the last decade have helped to shed light on a little known aspect of Scottish maritime history.”

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24811

18 August 2009

Launch of major conservation-led project for the Green

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A multi-million pound project which aims to restore Aberdeen’s historic Green to its former glory officially launches today [Tuesday, 18 August]. The Green Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) has been set up to tackle the problems of rundown historic buildings and streetscape where long-standing economic and structural decline have undermined the character of the architecturally-rich area. The launch event at the Carmelite Hotel will be attended by council leader John Stewart, chair of the Green THI board; head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland Colin McLean; project ma

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