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

27 November 2009

Castle dining fit for a king, Christmas feasts at Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle

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One of the highlights of Christmas is undoubtedly the splendid fare of the season and of course, the opportunity to indulge in celebratory meals with family and friends. Selecting a special venue for a festive feast with loved ones makes the occasion all the more memorable - so why not choose a castle and dine like kings? Next month Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle are once again offering a choice of great Christmas dining options for lovers of good food and great surroundings. Treat yourself to a superb three-course Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle from 1st to 24th December (excluding 13th and 20th) for only 35 per person - and you can explore all of the wonderful attractions of Scotland’s leading heritage attraction for free.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26130

27 November 2009

Free weekend for Historic Scotland attractions

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47 Historic Scotland sites throughout the country on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November will be free. The free entry is a key part of both the St Andrew’s Weekend celebrations and the finale of Homecoming Scotland 2009. Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Michael Russell said: “This is a brilliant opportunity to visit one of Historic Scotland’s superb heritage attractions. Opening these properties for free over the 28th and 29th of November is a wonderful way for us, as Scots, to mark our country’s national day and celebrate the end of a highly successful year of Homecoming. “We, as a nation, are terribly proud and passionate about our history, culture and what made us who we are today. We can celebrate these amazing places and the stories of our country, this weekend. With Historic Scotland offering membership for great value family days out all year, this is a chance to try it out in advance."

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26135

27 November 2009

Meet TV star Neil Oliver at Stirling Castle

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TV personality and historian Neil Oliver will be at Stirling Castle on Wednesday evening to chat about his book A History of Scotland. The book follows his hit BBC series of the same name, and is just one of the great gift ideas at the castle’s Christmas Shopping Fayre. Visitors to the special evening event, which takes place on 2nd December, from 6pm to 9pm in the castle’s majestic Great Hall, can also get some expert cookery tips.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26137

24 November 2009

Celebrating modern Scottish architecture

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Some of Scotland’s leading architecture experts will today (Tuesday, Nov. 24) ask if people value buildings created since the war. Michael Russell, Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, will lead the debate at Scotland, Building for the Future conference in Dundee’s Bonar Hall. The Minister said: “People have hugely varying opinions about architecture created in the last 60 years, and how we value and protect the best of it. you only need to look at the outcry when a new building is proposed in a historic location to see how strong the interest in this subject is."

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26056

23 November 2009

Advice to owners of traditionally built properties

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Historic Scotland today issued a new CD Rom during National Maintenance Week which brings together expert advice to show owners the best way to maintain and care for their traditionally built properties. Ruth Parsons, Chief Executive for Historic Scotland, today, (Monday, 23 November), launched the CD at the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre in Edinburgh. She said: ‘It is essential that we preserve the beauty and character of our traditionally built homes for future generations to enjoy. We are very lucky that we have such a wealth of beautiful architecture in Scotland and we need to take advantage of all the information we have to ensure that we can maintain and preserve it.’

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26047

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