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

24 August 2009

Oak Jetty To Improve Urquhart Access

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A new oak jetty will be built at Urquhart Castle this winter to provide easier access for visitors arriving on Loch Ness cruise boats. Boats are currently using a temporary pontoon which was put in place by Historic Scotland after an inspection of the existing jetty found it was no longer fit for purpose.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24866

21 August 2009

A Day Out At Doune For Chernobyl Children: Belarus Youngsters On A Break In Ayrshire

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Stunning Stirlingshire stronghold Doune Castle welcomed a special party of young visitors last week – a group of children from Belarus.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24849

21 August 2009

Minister announces Orkney Venus - Discovery of Scotland's earliest carving of a person

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When archaeologists carefully brushed away the mud from a small piece of Neolithic carved sandstone they found Scotland’s earliest human face staring back at them. The human figurine from Historic Scotland’s excavation at the Links of Noltland on the Orkney island of Westray is a find of astonishing rarity. Measuring just 3.5cm by 3cm it is the only known Neolithic carving of a human form to have been discovered in Scotland – with only two others in the whole of the British mainland.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24850

21 August 2009

Time to Pray - Medieval Mass Dial Sheds Light On Life At Island Abbey

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With no clocks or watches – how did the medieval brethren at the island abbey of Inchcolm know when to eat, sleep and pray? The Augustinian canons lived according to a strict routine, and it was essential that everyone in the community did the right thing at the right time.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24855

19 August 2009

Culture Minister celebrates post-war-architecture

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Culture Minister Michael Russell paid tribute to Scottish architecture traditions celebrated in a new book focusing on buildings created in the last 65 years today (Wednesday). Scotland: Building for the Future has been written and published by Historic Scotland. The Minister said: “It is widely recognised that for centuries the Scots have stayed at the fore of architectural design and craftsmanship and that is as true of our modern buildings as our historic ones. In the post-war years our building styles and materials changed to reflect how our society and priorities had adapted, leaving us with a legacy of ambitious, functional and literally outstanding structures."

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24843

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