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

18 January 2011

Recreation of lost Renaissance royal palace masterpiece unveiled

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New Stirling Heads reveal their painted faces. Historic Scotland’s recreation of a lost Renaissance masterpiece has been welcomed by Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs. Back in the 1540s the ceiling of the King’s Inner Hall, in the royal palace of James V at Stirling Castle, was decorated with magnificent oak carvings showing the faces of kings, queens, lords, ladies, Roman emperors and ancient heroes. But the ceiling was taken down in 1777 – some of the carvings were destroyed and the rest ended up scattered throughout Scotland and England.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30497

18 January 2011

Historic Lighthouse's story to be re-told

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New investment for Kinnaird Head. One of Scotland’s first lighthouses, Kinnaird Head’s fascinating story is to be re-told. The lighthouse, which is owned by Historic Scotland, but run by the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, will see its existing interpretation overhauled and new visitor information panels situated throughout the site which will explain its rich history, from a castle into a lighthouse, the only conversion of its kind in Scotland.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=30500

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

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