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9 July 2009

Historic Homecoming events galore - Go follow your family footsteps!

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Families looking for great days out this month have a host of choices at historic attractions across Scotland. Historic Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and the Historic Houses Association for Scotland (HHA) have teamed up to organise a whole variety of activities especially for the 2009 Year of Homecoming. Each activity is related to the Follow in the Family Footsteps heritage trails which have been created by the three organisations to highlight the histories of 15 famous Scottish surnames. Properties included range from Edinburgh, Inveraray and Urquhart castles to the battlefields of Culloden and Bannockburn.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24379

8 July 2009

Lances, arrows and bullets - enjoy an all action weekend at Linlithgow Palace

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More than a joust – this weekend’s spectacular tournament at Linlithgow Palace will be a grand tour of Medieval sports and warfare. The flower of Scotland’s chivalry will take on international challengers, including Samuel of Castille in a fast and furious contest to discover which knight is the best. There will also be archery displays, to show just why the longbowmen became the dominant force on the Medieval battlefield. And there will be a glimpse of the future, with noisy displays of the matchlock muskets which started to come into use at the end of the 15th century. Together the draw back the curtain on fighting techniques used in Scotland from the 12th to the 16th centuries.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24347

8 July 2009

Photocall Notice - Concerts at Edinburgh Castle

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Crosby, Stills and Nash, Saturday 11th July Duran Duran, Thursday 16th July Support act : Florence and the Machine Simple Minds, Saturday 18th July

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24348

8 July 2009

Life Below Stairs At Craigmillar Castle

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Visitors to Craigmillar Castle this weekend can find out what life was like for a 16th-century steward preparing for a visit by his laird. Back in 1570 Malcolm Stewart had the weighty responsibility for running the household and estate for his master, Sir Simon Preston. As a man of wealth and power Sir Simon was often away enjoying his other residences, but news has just arrived that he’s arriving soon and expects everything to be ready.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24372

6 July 2009

Kids go free at Jedburgh and Dryburgh

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Children will be able to enjoy the wonderful Jedburgh and Dryburgh abbeys for free from 6 to 12 July. They are among the finest medieval abbeys remaining in Scotland, with rich histories and beautiful settings. The special offer is being made by Historic Scotland in support of the annual Jedburgh Festival.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=24306

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