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

19 June 2009

Minister to visit Fort George

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Scottish Government Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Michael Russell, is to visit Fort George to meet staff and find out more about tourism in the area. The fort is one of the many important parts of the nation’s built heritage in the care of Historic Scotland. It is one of Historic Scotland’s top ten visitor attractions and welcomes around 61,000 visitors a year. Fort George is a key part of the area’s tourism industry. Historic Scotland works closely with partners such as Destination Loch Ness and the National Trust for Scotland to promote tourism throughout the region.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24181

19 June 2009

Famous Dunadd Carvings revealed for first time in 30 years

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Evocative carvings at what was believed to be the inauguration site of the ancient kings of Dal Riata have been revealed for the first time in 30 years. Experts from Historic Scotland removed the concrete replica which covers the carved rock at the Dunadd hillfort, in Kilmartin Glen, during a week-long conservation project at the start of June.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24182

18 June 2009

Scotland's Heritage Celebrates European Glory

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One of Scotland’s leading architectural historians has been awarded The European Heritage Awards’ highest accolade. Professor David Walker OBE will receive the prize for his dedicated service to heritage. The 2009 Awards have also recognised three Scottish heritage projects for their conservation work.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24159

9 June 2009

Stanley Mills Earns Fifth Accolade

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The Stanley Mills water mill complex beside the River Tay has picked up a fifth accolade for excellence in conservation. The recent Scottish Design Awards 2009 saw it take the title for the best re-use of a listed building. Judges made the award to LDN Architects – hired by Historic Scotland to create a visitor and education centre in the oldest parts of the complex – the Bell Mill and the Mid Mill.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23707

9 June 2009

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

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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/largetext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23721

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