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2 September 2009

Links of Noltland Dig Extended - Archaeology Blog Is A Hit For Westray Heritage Centre

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A series of archaeological surprises has led Historic Scotland to extend this year’s excavation at a Neolithic site on Orkney. The Links of Noltland attracted international attention with the discovery of Scotland’s earliest human figurine – dating back around 5,000 years.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24997

27 August 2009

Scotland's Earliest Harp Music May Be Hidden In A Stirling Head - Minister Welcomes Discovery of Long Lost Musical Notation

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What may be the oldest surviving ‘written’ Scottish instrumental music has been identified on a 16th-century carving from Stirling Castle’s royal palace. The border of one of the Stirling Heads – which used to decorate palace ceilings – has a series of cryptic markings which could be a Renaissance musical composition. If this is the case, as experts believe, the music could have been played on instruments such as harps, viols, fiddles and lutes. However, evidence from Wales from later in the century, suggests that the composition may have part of the home-grown harp tradition.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24907

27 August 2009

Great days out for all the family at Stanley Mills

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A packed programme of fun, family events is currently underway at one of the country’s most outstanding and stimulating new visitor experiences: the historic Stanley Mills complex on the banks of the River Tay. Created just a year ago following a 4 million regeneration of Britain’s finest surviving early cotton mills, this ‘must-see’ heritage attraction offers a engaging insight into Scotland’s industrial and social heritage and the history of the local area. Specially designed to bring the past of the 18th century complex to life and provide both children and adults with a ‘hands on’ opportunity to have fun learning about the mills’ history, the interactive visitor experience incorporates a captivating blend of working machinery, artefacts, exhibits, audio visual displays, and sound recordings to take visitors back to the days when Stanley Mills was the thriving heart of the community and a vital part of the local and national economy.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24922

27 August 2009

New Lanark In 3D As Scanning Project Starts

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Culture Minister, Michael Russell, today (Thursday, 27 August) visited New Lanark to see the digital documentation of the world heritage site taking place. A team from Historic Scotland and Glasgow School of Art began scanning the site this month as part of the Scottish Governments project to digitally document the country's five World Heritage Sites, and five international heritage sites, creating what will be known as the Scottish 10.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24929

26 August 2009

Minister sees Penicuik House progress

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Culture Minister Michael Russell visited one of the country’s finest Palladian houses today to see how it is being made safe and providing invaluable training opportunities. Since it was gutted by fire in 1899, Penicuik House, designed by Sir James Clerk, has stood as a ruin, but its consolidation is providing apprentices with vital experience of traditional building skills. The Minister said: “This is an incredible house, and we will get a double benefit by investing in its repair. Maintaining it will ensure that the community can continue to enjoy the estate, but it will also provide invaluable training on a large scale."

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24880

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