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'All categories', published between January 2001 and January 2099

1 March 2010

Historic Scotland and the Army announce 10 year development plan for Edinburgh Castle

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Historic Scotland and the Army are celebrating another milestone in their partnership by announcing a further commitment to work together on a collaborative 10-year development plan on the use of space at Edinburgh Castle and to deliver the best experience for visitors to Scotland's premier attraction.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=27149

25 February 2010

Edinburgh Castle retains position as Scotland's number one paid for visitor attraction

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Over a million annual visitors hit Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle has retained its position as the number one paid for visitor attraction in Scotland according to figures released today (Tuesday 23 February). The castle saw 1,196,481 visitors through its door, a 6 per cent increase on this time last year.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=26971

24 February 2010

Govan's rich history revealed

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The intriguing history of Govan was today revealed in a book, Historic Govan: Archaeology and Development, launched by Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture at the Pearce Institute in Govan. The book is the latest in the Scottish Burgh Surveys produced by Historic Scotland and the Council for British Archaeology. Written by Dr Chris Dalglish and Professor Stephen T Driscoll, it is a guide to understanding Govan’s rich history and archaeology. It looks at the significance of Govan’s heritage including details of important sites, buildings and areas of potential.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=26912

24 February 2010

Get starry-eyed surveying Holyrood's dark skies

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Give yourself some space this weekend – come star-gazing at Holyrood Park and learn all about the wonders of the night skies over the capital city. The Historic Scotland Ranger Service, which cares for the Park, has joined forces with experts from the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh to host a unique, inter-active astronomy event this Saturday, 27th February. ‘Dark Skies’ takes place in the Holyrood Park Education Centre and at its two sessions - from 2pm to 5.30pm and from 7pm to 9pm - you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to locate and identify planets, stars and galaxies, and to discover why the Park is such a great place to star-gaze. There’s also a chance to enjoy hands-on activities such as comet making, rocket launching and meteorite handling, and to experience an interactive inflatable star-lab.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=26915

24 February 2010

Minister for Culture & External Affairs' speech at the Historic Govan Launch

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"It’s a great pleasure to be here in Govan today, particularly in this magnificent building. The Pearce Institute is a great example of how buildings can really represent a community’s confidence, success and sense of itself, something for which Govan should rightly be celebrated. But this building reminds us how communities have to adapt to meet changing circumstances. That we are here today to launch Historic Govan represents the resilience of both the building, and the community as a whole. And what a community. Govan is truly remarkable and has an extraordinarily rich and diverse history. Quite simply, it is one of the longest surviving communities in Scotland. As Stephen Driscoll’s excellent work shows, Govan Old Parish Church is a potent symbol of community and continuity. The tombs, stones and other monuments it contains are simply breathtaking."

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=26992

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