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18 January 2011

Castle stewards offer an insight into the lives of Robert Burns and Jean Armour

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One of Scotland’s most famous and fascinating romantic duos will be brought to life at St Andrews Castle this weekend when Robert Burns and his wife, Jean Armour, are portrayed by stewards Niall Robertson and Karen Nichols. Visitors are invited along on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd to hear tales of the prolific Ayrshire-born poet who, despite his undoubted love for his ‘Bonnie Jean’ and eventual marriage to her after she bore their second set of twins, never give up his ferocious appetite for philandering and had a lifelong succession of casual affairs.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30516

11 January 2011

Edinburgh tattoo works reveals forgotten wall

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Excavations for the new Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo stands on the castle esplanade have unearthed remains of the historic boundary which once separated the town from the Castle. The old boundary wall was revealed by the team from CFA Archaeology who will now look at the surrounding areas to get a clearer understanding of what it may have been a part of.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30478

7 January 2011

Visitors flock to Linlithgow Palace during the festive season

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Visitors have flocked to Linlithgow Palace over the Christmas and New Year period. Admission figures between 24th December and 4th January, saw a 37% increase in visitors compared to the same time last year. Numbers were highest on the 4th January as visitors took the opportunity to take in the site during the extended festive break. The figures round off an impressive twelve months for the heritage sector with Historic Scotland, who run the castle and another 77 attractions across Scotland recently announcing their best April - September on record.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30442

7 January 2011

Visitors flock to St Andrews Castle during the festive season

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Visitors have flocked to St. Andrews Castle over the Christmas and New Year period. Admission figures between 24th December and 4th January, saw a 92% increase in visitor numbers compared to the same period last year. Numbers were highest on the 30th and 31st December as visitors took the opportunity to take in the site in the run up to the New Year celebrations. The figures round off an impressive twelve months for the heritage sector with Historic Scotland, who run the castle and another 77 attractions across Scotland recently announcing their best April - September on record.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30443

7 January 2011

Visitors flock to Melrose Abbey during the festive season

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Visitors have flocked to Melrose Abbey over the Christmas and New Year period. Admission figures between 24th December and 4th January saw a 13% increase in visitors compared to the same time last year. Numbers were highest on the 27th December and 3rd January as visitors took the opportunity to take in the site during the extended festive break. The figures round off an impressive twelve months for the heritage sector with Historic Scotland, who run the abbey and another 77 attractions across Scotland recently announcing their best April - September on record. Melrose Abbey was one of the top performing sites during this period, recording an 11% increase.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30444

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