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22 December 2010

New guidance on managing change in the historic environment launched

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A new set of Government Guidance notes which covers everything you need to know about managing change in the historic environment has just been launched. The fourteen guidance notes will replace the Memorandum of Guidance on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas, which was published in 1998 and was the main source of such information up until now.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30423

16 December 2010

Historic Scotland attractions have best April to September on record

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Historic Scotland attractions have had their best season on record. The government agency today (16th December) issued figures from 1st April until 30th September, which saw 2,463,461 visitors through the doors of a Historic Scotland ticketed property during this period. This exceeds the agency’s previous best performance at this stage (2006-07) by almost 5,000 visitors. Each of Historic Scotland’s top three sites, Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle, experienced increased growth during this period. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s number one paid for tourist attraction, saw a particularly strong season, with September alone seeing a record breaking month for visitors, up 12% on the previous year.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30391

16 December 2010

A taste of Christmas past and carols at the castle

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Stirling Castle's busy Christmas events programme continues this weekend with two very different festive highlights. On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th, Christmas for the Queen – a series of special costumed performances - offers a taste of the seasonal celebrations of 1546. Visitors will be able to see period food being prepared, find out about the favourite Christmas celebration dishes of the 16th century and how they have influenced those we still enjoy today.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30392

14 December 2010

New book examines architecture of Scotland's historic hospitals

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Historic Scotland has launched a new book which looks at the rich architectural heritage of Scotland’s hospitals and how it has evolved over the centuries. Building up our Health: the architecture of Scotland’s historic hospitals shows how hospital architecture has adapted over the centuries in response to medical advances, changing philosophies and the necessities of the day. The book closes with a look at their continued evolution to a sustainable future.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30310

13 December 2010

Celebrating Scotland's battlefields

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Historic Scotland has issued a list of Scotland’s important battlefields, to be known as ‘The Inventory of Historic Battlefields’. The first phase of the Inventory contains 17 battlefields considered to be of national importance for the contribution they make to Scotland’s archaeology and history. They include the most significant and iconic battlefields and provide information to aid their protection, management, interpretation and promotion.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30301

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