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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

20 November 2009

Minister visits the cradle of Christanity

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Minister Michael Russell today (Friday Nov. 20) paid tribute to the work of the Whithorn Trust in promoting one of the country’s most significant historic sites. Whithorn is widely considered to be the Cradle of Christianity in Scotland, traditionally founded by St Ninian in the 5th century. It is unique in its long and continuous history as a place of worship and pilgrimage.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26045

19 November 2009

Celebrate Christmas through the centuries

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Where better to celebrate the traditions of Christmas than amidst the historic grandeur of Scotland’s best-loved castles? The spectacular surroundings of Edinburgh and Stirling Castles are hosting some very special festive events designed to delight young and old alike.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26043

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