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23 June 2009

Holyrood's historic treasures and natural wonders revealed by park rangers

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Edinburgh’s skyline is shaped by Holyrood Park’s distinctive crags and most famous landmark, Arthur’s Seat. And throughout July and August, the Park’s Ranger Service is hosting a series of special guided walks to share their expert knowledge of this stunning city centre landscape. Taking place every Wednesday from 1pm – 3pm, the walks will highlight the history of this fascinating landscape, its geological and archaeological features, and the wildlife that thrives in this natural habitat in the heart of the capital.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24216

23 June 2009

Tales of reformation and revenge at Aberdour

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The 12th-century stronghold of Aberdour Castle will provide a dramatic backdrop on Sunday 5 July for a captivating re-telling of the story of the political intrigue and mystery surrounding the murder of David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary Queen of Scots. Step back in time to 1566 to meet one of the most important members of the Red Douglases – James Douglas, the 4th Earl of Morton – and hear his account of the riveting tale and his role in it.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24218

19 June 2009

Ministry of Defence consultation on operations at Hirta and impact on St Kilda World Heritage Site

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Responding to the MOD announcement that it was consulting on the future of manned operations on the island of Hirta in the Western Isles Michael Russell, Minister for Culture, External Affairs and Constitution, said: “St Kilda is the only of Scotland’s five World Heritage Sites to be recognised for both its natural and cultural importance and any possible detrimental impact is, of course, a concern.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24175

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/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/news_article.htm?articleid=24182

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