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Bringing History To Life With Historic Scotland

20 February 2008

An exciting opportunity for a qualified teacher, with a passion for history, has arisen at Stirling Castle. The education team are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Local Learning Assistant who will help school groups explore one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions.

The Local Learning Assistant will work closely with the Education Officer to help young people and their teachers make the most of their visit to Stirling Castle, delivering themed tours, as well as costume and handling sessions, to bring the Castle to life.

Sue Mitchell, Historic Scotland Education Manager, said:

‘This is a great opportunity for someone to have real input to the education offering at Stirling Castle. Historic Scotland has an impressive reputation for organising imaginative and fun educational activities at its properties across Scotland. We look forward to welcoming a talented new member to our team.’

The Local Learning Assistant post is for two days per week (Mondays and Fridays) during May and June 2008. Induction training will be provided for three days in April.

To register interest send a CV and covering letter to: Sue Mitchell, Education Manager, Historic Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH or call 0131 668 8939. Closing date for applications is Friday 21st March.

Notes for Editors

·Applications are sought from qualified teachers.

·Informal interviews are planned for early April.

·Support will be provided by Historic Scotland staff on site and regional Education Officers.

·Historic Scotland has a network of Education Officers who coordinate educational activities at sites across Scotland.

·Historic Scotland operates a Free Educational Visits Scheme for teacher-led school visits all year round. This does not apply to Stirling and Edinburgh castles where there is an entry charge of £2 per pupil from May to August.

·Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding historic ·properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae.

·Historic Scotland’s mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.

For further information

Laura Adamson
Historic Scotland
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8959 or 07769 630 763