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24 September 2009

Minister congratulates Borders attractions on being a 'five-star' region

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Melrose Abbey has been declared one of Scotland’s top-class visitor attractions. Independent quality assurance inspectors from VisitScotland have granted it the coveted five-star status after examining every aspect of the visitor experience. This means the three staffed Borders Abbeys cared for by Historic Scotland, and Smailholm Tower, are all now five-star attractions. Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Michael Russell, said: “You can’t get better than five star, so this is a brilliant achievement by the staff at Melrose. It now means that all Historic Scotland paid attractions in the Borders are of five star status. All the staff at the attractions have worked very hard to get and to keep this level of quality across the region. This is a great achievement for the staff locally, for the heritage agency overall and something we can be very proud of.”

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=25373

23 September 2009

Chief Executive Retires From Historic Scotland

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John Graham, Chief Executive of Historic Scotland has announced that he will retire at the end of this month. John has worked with the civil service for 37 years, the last 5 of which have been spent as heading up Historic Scotland - an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=25344

22 September 2009

Minister Sees Mansion Saved For The Nation

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Culture Minister Michael Russell went behind the scenes to see one of Scotland’s most impressive country homes and its remarkable collection of Chippendale furniture. Dumfries House was bought by a consortium led by HRH The Duke of Rothesay in 2007 and was opened to the public the following year for the first time in it’s 300-year history.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=25338

22 September 2009

Extreme Archaeology As Experts Abseil On Sea Cliff At Castle Of Old Wick

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Standing on a 100 foot sea cliff, visitors to the Castle of Old Wick can’t help but be impressed by its dramatic location. This week an archaeologist and a stonemason will get an even stronger sense of its drama when they abseil over the edge to inspect are area of walling which is at risk of decay.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=25342

17 September 2009

Orkney Figurine May Show That Ancient Tomb Is Carved WIth Human Eyes

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New pictures suggest that a remote Neolithic island burial mound may contain carvings of human eyes and eyebrows like those recently discovered on Scotland’s oldest human figurine. The 5,000-year-old 3.5cm tall stone carved figurine was recently found during the Historic Scotland funded excavation at the Links of Noltland prehistoric settlement on the Orkney island of Westray.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=25335

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