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20 May 2009

Medieval Referee Wants Audience Help in Making Grand Tournament a Clean Fight

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Keeping teams in order on a football field is tough enough, but being referee for 80 warriors in a Medieval tournament is a whole new ball game. That’s the challenge for Denis Reid who will take the role of Carrick Herald Pursuivant, during Party at the Palace 1503 on 23 and 24 May. The two-day pageant and grand tournament takes place at Linlithgow Palace and recalls the celebrations for the wedding of James IV to Margaret Tudor and the signing of the Treaty of Perpetual Peace with England.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23391

20 May 2009

Stanley Mills Scoops its Fourth Prestigious Conservation Accolade

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The Stanley Mills water mills complex has picked up its fourth conservation accolade in a matter of weeks. Historic Scotland staff are delighted to have been honoured with the highly prestigious Museum and Heritage Award for Restoration/Conservation. The UK-wide Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence celebrate the wealth of expertise and innovation in the industry. They spotlight the exceptional work that goes into creating world-class visitor attractions, providing recognition for operators and suppliers.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23394

18 May 2009

Minister's Opening Address at the Scottish Community Archaeology Conference

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First let me thank Archaeology Scotland and East Lothian Council for inviting me, and say how disappointed I am not to be able to join you today at Queen Margaret University this weekend. Your topic is one in which I have been interested for a long time – certainly long before taking over this present portfolio. We all agree that archaeology has a huge amount to contribute to investigating, understanding and celebrating Scotland.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23302

18 May 2009

Telling the Story of the Stones

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A pilot project at Seton Collegiate Church means visitors can now get a clearer idea of what the historic building was like in its heyday. Information panels have been installed to explain the past uses of some of the fascinating Medieval carved and moulded stones on display in the church. Among them are surviving fragments of window tracery and water spouts which were important features of the church before it fell into ruin. There are also funerary items, like tomb slabs.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23307

18 May 2009

Scotland's First Firearms Demonstrated During Weekend of Medieval Pageantry

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Specially-made replicas of the first type of firearms to be used in Scotland will be fired as part of Party at the Palace 1503. Hugh Robertson, from Kilmarnock, who runs the Fire and Sword re-enactment group, will show visitors how the early matchlock muskets worked during the two day event at Linlithgow Palace on 23 and 24 May. Mr Robertson, will also be taking on the role of George, Master of Angus, one of the leading noblemen in the Scottish court.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23308

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