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

1 July 2009

Corrieyairack Pass repairs 2009

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A new partnership chaired by Fergus Ewing MSP met recently and agreed to work together to save the Corrieyairack Pass. Historic Scotland, Highland Council, Glensherro Estate, Culachy Estate and Speyside Trust have agreed an immediate action plan to protect the remaining sections of the Pass by re-instating drainage and carrying out essential repairs. Historic Scotland have agreed £29,500, Highland Council have agreed £2500 from both the Badenoch & Strathspey Ward and from the Aird & Loch Ness Ward.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24259

1 July 2009

Historic Scotland Launch Scottish and International 3D Scanning Project

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Culture Minister Michael Russell has announced a groundbreaking project for Historic Scotland to digitally document Scotland’s five World Heritage Sites -  The Antonine Wall, St Kilda, New Lanark, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, and the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh. This will be matched with the documentation of five international heritage sites taking Scotland’s expertise in heritage documentation and conservation around the world. Creating what will be known as the Scottish Ten.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24264

30 June 2009

Forget munros, castle bagging is the new sport

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Scotland is famed for its rugged countryside and outdoor pursuits but the less energetic are swapping Munros for the new sport of castle bagging. Touring the country and visiting the most castles in a weekend has become a popular pass-time for recession hit Brits.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24256

29 June 2009

World Heritage Committee meeting - report on the mission to Edinburgh

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Michael Russell, Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, said: “Edinburgh has to balance being a city recognised for its historic legacy alongside serving as a thriving capital city for an ambitious nation.” “The committee has recognised how much positive work is being done to ensure that remains the case. I am delighted that they also comment on the passion for the city that they saw in the people they met when Dr Rossler and Professor Wedhorn visited.”

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24229

29 June 2009

Stirling Castle Skeleton Reveals Violent Life Of A Medieval Knight

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Archaeologists believe that bones discovered at Stirling Castle may have belonged to a young knight killed in battle or during a siege. Even though the warrior was probably only in his mid-20s he appears to have suffered several serious wounds in earlier fights. Indeed, he may have been living for some time with a large arrowhead in his chest.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largetext/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24231

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