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

8 December 2009

St Andrews Free Weekend success - Minister announces 11% increase in visitor numbers

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Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, has hailed the success of the Historic Scotland St Andrew’s Free Weekend which attracted 11% more visitors than in 2008. More than 39,700 visitors enjoyed trips to the 47 heritage attractions which waived their ticket prices on 28 and 29 November.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26239

4 December 2009

Palace Project contracts awarded

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Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, has announced the award of specialist contracts for the Stirling Castle Palace Project. The work is part of a £12 million scheme which will see the royal palace of James V returned to how it may have looked in its mid-16th century heyday. The contracts involve everything from furniture and fabrics through to joinery, metalwork and stained glass.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26226

4 December 2009

Linlithgow lions head for Stirling

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What would a Renaissance Scottish king want staring down from the ceiling of his bedchamber? Probably lions and unicorns – and plenty of them. Part of the £12 million project to return the royal palace at Stirling Castle to how it may have looked in the mid-16th century involves creating new ceilings for the bed chambers built for King James V and his French queen, Mary of Guise.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26230

4 December 2009

Carving a palace ceiling fit for a king

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A Renaissance king would expect the ceiling of his bedchamber to be truly magnificent. James V would have been no exception, and the palace he had built in Stirling Castle was rich with elegant stone statues and other fine craftsmanship. The Historic Scotland team recreating the palace interiors has commissioned a master craftsman to create a 1.5m tall oak carving of the royal coats of arms as the centrepiece of his bedchamber ceiling. It will be surrounded by other carvings showing the heraldry of the four great orders of chivalry to which the king belonged.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26231

4 December 2009

Give a year full of great days out

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Need an idea for a special Christmas present for friends or family? How about a gift which lasts all year and gives unlimited free access to over 70 of Scotland’s top visitor attractions? By giving Historic Scotland Membership, you’ll be giving a series of lasting memories of fun days out – and a present which really will be appreciated. Membership costs as little as £30 a year for concessions, with a family membership (two adults plus children) costing just £74.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=26233

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