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8 September 2009

Discover The Secrets of Angus's Ancient Caterthuns Hill Forts

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As part of the Scottish Archaeology Month programme, there’s a rare opportunity this weekend to take a guided tour of two of the most fascinating and ancient historic sites in Angus. The Brown and White Caterthuns near Brechin are two spectacularly large hill forts which are among the most impressive in Scotland

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=25123

4 September 2009

Celebrating St Andrew's House

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The gracious and commanding presence of St Andrew’s House has now distinguished Edinburgh’s skyline for 70 years – but for three decades it was the most contentious new build in Scotland. Designed by Thomas S Tait of Paisley, St Andrew’s House is now recognised as a work of art, adorned with fine carving by Sir W Reid Dick, Alexander Carrick and Phyllis Bone and with outstanding bronze doors by Walter Gilbert. Internally the Art Deco refinement continues in the streamlined interiors, not least in the fine stairs, the tailored conference rooms and the walnut-panelled ‘Secretary of State’s’ room.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=25058

2 September 2009

Links of Noltland Dig Extended - Archaeology Blog Is A Hit For Westray Heritage Centre

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A series of archaeological surprises has led Historic Scotland to extend this year’s excavation at a Neolithic site on Orkney. The Links of Noltland attracted international attention with the discovery of Scotland’s earliest human figurine – dating back around 5,000 years.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24997

27 August 2009

Scotland's Earliest Harp Music May Be Hidden In A Stirling Head - Minister Welcomes Discovery of Long Lost Musical Notation

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What may be the oldest surviving ‘written’ Scottish instrumental music has been identified on a 16th-century carving from Stirling Castle’s royal palace. The border of one of the Stirling Heads – which used to decorate palace ceilings – has a series of cryptic markings which could be a Renaissance musical composition. If this is the case, as experts believe, the music could have been played on instruments such as harps, viols, fiddles and lutes. However, evidence from Wales from later in the century, suggests that the composition may have part of the home-grown harp tradition.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24907

27 August 2009

Great days out for all the family at Stanley Mills

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A packed programme of fun, family events is currently underway at one of the country’s most outstanding and stimulating new visitor experiences: the historic Stanley Mills complex on the banks of the River Tay. Created just a year ago following a £4 million regeneration of Britain’s finest surviving early cotton mills, this ‘must-see’ heritage attraction offers a engaging insight into Scotland’s industrial and social heritage and the history of the local area. Specially designed to bring the past of the 18th century complex to life and provide both children and adults with a ‘hands on’ opportunity to have fun learning about the mills’ history, the interactive visitor experience incorporates a captivating blend of working machinery, artefacts, exhibits, audio visual displays, and sound recordings to take visitors back to the days when Stanley Mills was the thriving heart of the community and a vital part of the local and national economy.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24922

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