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8 July 2009

Lances, arrows and bullets - enjoy an all action weekend at Linlithgow Palace

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More than a joust – this weekend’s spectacular tournament at Linlithgow Palace will be a grand tour of Medieval sports and warfare. The flower of Scotland’s chivalry will take on international challengers, including Samuel of Castille in a fast and furious contest to discover which knight is the best. There will also be archery displays, to show just why the longbowmen became the dominant force on the Medieval battlefield. And there will be a glimpse of the future, with noisy displays of the matchlock muskets which started to come into use at the end of the 15th century. Together the draw back the curtain on fighting techniques used in Scotland from the 12th to the 16th centuries.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24347

8 July 2009

Photocall Notice - Concerts at Edinburgh Castle

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Crosby, Stills and Nash, Saturday 11th July Duran Duran, Thursday 16th July Support act : Florence and the Machine Simple Minds, Saturday 18th July

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24348

8 July 2009

Life Below Stairs At Craigmillar Castle

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Visitors to Craigmillar Castle this weekend can find out what life was like for a 16th-century steward preparing for a visit by his laird. Back in 1570 Malcolm Stewart had the weighty responsibility for running the household and estate for his master, Sir Simon Preston. As a man of wealth and power Sir Simon was often away enjoying his other residences, but news has just arrived that he’s arriving soon and expects everything to be ready.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24372

6 July 2009

Kids go free at Jedburgh and Dryburgh

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Children will be able to enjoy the wonderful Jedburgh and Dryburgh abbeys for free from 6 to 12 July. They are among the finest medieval abbeys remaining in Scotland, with rich histories and beautiful settings. The special offer is being made by Historic Scotland in support of the annual Jedburgh Festival.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24306

6 July 2009

Rediscovering Melrose Parish

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Historic Scotland inspectors are to visit the Parish of Melrose to identify the important buildings and to review existing listings. The team will visit the parish looking for buildings that merit listing while giving a fresh appraisal to properties already on the list. This will ensure the area has the appropriate statutory protection. Head of Listing Dr Deborah Mays, said: “Whilst the burgh of Melrose was assessed previously, the wider parish has not been comprehensively surveyed since 1971. The parish has a long history of farming and is peppered with historic villages such as Newtown St Boswells and Gattonside, and fine estates including Abbotsford.”

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24317

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