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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

12 May 2009

Minister to Open Festival of the River

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The second annual Festival of the River at Stanley Mills will be opened by special guest, the Scottish Government Finance Minister John Swinney. The North Tayside MSP said he is delighted to be taking part in the community festival which takes place between noon and 4pm on Sunday, 17 May. Visitors will also be able to enjoy free entry to Historic Scotland’s Stanley Mills visitor centre which is housed in the 18th-century water mill complex beside the river.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23198

11 May 2009

Couple Follow Medieval Marriage with Horseback Role in Spectacular Pageant

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Dan Moriarty and Madelaine Nelson will marry in Medieval style the weekend before taking part in a huge pageant recalling a great Renaissance royal wedding. The couple are costumed performers in the Fire and Sword historical re-enactment group. This month they will tie the knot dressed in Medieval fashions – including full armour for Dan – at a ceremony near their home, in Montgreenan, Kilwinning.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=23089

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