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9 June 2009

Junior Guides Bring Western Isles History to Life at the Black House

Media Releases

Scotland’s wealth of wonderful heritage sites provides outstanding learning opportunities for all ages, and an extensive programme of Historic Scotland initiatives is designed to make the most of this unique educational resource. One of the most innovative is the Junior Tour Guide scheme operated by Historic Scotland’s Education Unit. Based on involving children and developing long-term partnerships with primary schools, this involves training pupils to deliver guided tours of their local historic site to visiting primary school groups. The scheme has proved extremely popular at a number of historic sites throughout the country including Edinburgh Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Claypotts Castle, Stanley Mills and Iona Abbey. And now it is being extended to include The Western Isles with Junior Guides at the Black House at Arnol.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=23721

3 June 2009

Statement on the Odeon Cinema, Clerk Street, Edinburgh

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Michael Russell, Culture Minister, said: “The application concerning the Odeon on Clerk Street has attracted a lot of attention, from both those who would like to see its auditorium retained and those who believe it should be adapted for a new use. The last thing I would want to see is for this process to go on indefinitely, but this is a complex case and it is important that all aspects of the application are fully and independently considered to determine the best way forward. It is for that reason I have called in this application for decision by Scottish Ministers."

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=23586

2 June 2009

The New Stirling Heads are Unveiled

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A hand-carved replica set of the Stirling Heads – world-famous masterpieces of Scottish Renaissance art – is about to be unveiled. The unveiling, by Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Michael Russell MSP, marks the completion of five years’ work for expert wood carver John Donaldson. The 41 oak medallions, each a metre wide, are copies of 16th-century originals and feature vivid depictions of a variety of characters including Medieval kings and queens, Roman emperors and mythological heroes.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=23533

1 June 2009

Under Siege at Urquhart Castle

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The dark days and dramatic events of the 17th century are revisited at Urquhart Castle on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June when the formidable stronghold overlooking the waters of Loch Ness once again comes under siege. Visitors will be taken back to the mid-1640s to witness how the opposing forces of Highlanders and Lowlanders, Covenanters and Royalists battled for control of the strategically-located medieval fortress. The Historic Scotland ‘Under Siege’ event gives visitors the opportunity to tour the castle’s defences and besiegers’ camp, meet characters from both sides and hear why each was so committed to their cause. And there’s also a chance to learn about the fearsome weaponry of the period – the pikes, muskets, swords and cannons – and experience their might first-hand.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=23531

26 May 2009

Funding Boost for Scotland's Heritage

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Heritage projects ranging from the landmark Pearce Institute in Govan; one of Scotland’s finest Greek Revival house and an Oil Storage Tank in Orkney used as a visitor centre are to benefit from grants announced by Culture Minister Michael Russell today (Tuesday). Six buildings will share more than £790,000 from Historic Scotland’s Building Repairs Grants. The Minister said: “In the current economic climate it is essential that we support projects that will make a real and visible difference to their communities and Scotland as a whole. It is important that when we invest money in our heritage we recognise the wealth of variety across Scotland. The buildings in this round are a wonderful example of the various building styles which will provide training opportunities in a number of traditional skills. “

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=23398

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