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17 April 2009

Scotland's outstanding historic treasures mark World Heritage Day

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To coincide with World Heritage Day on Saturday, 18th April, the World Heritage Sites in the care of Historic Scotland will be hosting a range of special events. This weekend, visitors to Scotland’s most famous historic attraction, the iconic Edinburgh Castle, will have the opportunity to join a special guided tour to find out why the castle is part of the Edinburgh Old and New Towns World Heritage Site.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=22855

16 April 2009

Excellent Easter Visitor Figures at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles

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Edinburgh and Stirling castles enjoyed an excellent Easter as families flocked to enjoy the best of Scotland’s heritage. Despite the difficulties in the tourism sector Edinburgh Castle’s numbers reached 24,278 more than 4,000 up on 2008. At Stirling Castle the figures were up by nearly 900 compared to 2008 and compared well against all the previous five years.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=22846

14 April 2009

1.7 M funding boost to churches

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More than 1.7 million has been awarded to outstanding buildings of worship in need of repair, Culture Minister Michael Russell announced today. These Places of Worship awards from Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund is to make the buildings stable and watertight. Mr Russell said: “For many people their church, cathedral, temple or mosque is so much more than a building. It represents their faith, friendships and community values, often providing a home for groups of all different sorts.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=22791

10 April 2009

Easter Care for Warrior Archangel

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A careful conservation cleaning operation has been carried out on the ornate figure of St Michael which hangs in the shrine of the Scottish National War Memorial. The beautiful timber carving – which symbolises hope for mankind’s eventual triumph over the evil of war – is suspended from the vaulted ceiling 9.3m (approx. 30 feet) above the casket which holds the Roll of Honour of the Scottish war Dead. Historic Scotland, which maintains the war memorial which is located at Edinburgh Castle, has completed the week-long job ahead of the Easter weekend and the start of the main tourist season.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=22783

9 April 2009

Scotland plays host to international digital conference

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The use of cutting edge laser technology to survey and interpret heritage structures will be discussed at an international conference in Scotland this month (April 22 and 23), organised by Glasgow School of Art and Historic Scotland. The 2009 Digital Documentation Conference - to be attended by leading experts from around the world – will also address the practical use of 3D laser scanners, high-resolution digital photography and digital visualisation.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=22786

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