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

15 June 2010

Join the defenders of Dirleton under siege

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The year is 1298, the Wars of Scottish Independence are raging and Dirleton Castle is under siege. Strategically located between Edinburgh and the English border, the peaceful retreat built by Anglo-Norman knight John de Vaux is a key target in the conflict.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=28342

15 June 2010

Orkney venus in shortlist for 2010 best archaeological discovery

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The Orkney Venus has made the top three for the Best Archaeological Discovery category in the 2010 British Archaeological Awards. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at the British Museum on Monday 19th July 2010. The 5,000 year old figurine, also known as the Westray Wife, attracted international attention when it was discovered last summer by archaeologists working on the Historic Scotland excavation at the Links of Noltland, on Westray.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=28343

14 June 2010

New Trail follows in the footsteps of a great Queen of Scotland

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Beautiful, witty, clever and a superb political operator – Mary of Guise was among Renaissance Scotland’s most remarkable figures. In December 1542 she was left widowed with a week-old baby girl following the unexpected death of her 30-year-old husband, James V. Yet this charismatic Frenchwoman outwitted her opponents to become ruler of the war-torn Scottish kingdom.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=28330

14 June 2010

Celebrating Perth's Architecture

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Perth’s remarkable architecture is continuing to be recognised as Historic Scotland carries on with work to identify the city’s important buildings and to review existing listings. The south and west of the city centre has already been examined and the team will now be looking at buildings in the north of the city centre.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=28333

14 June 2010

Orkney voices come together at the Ring of Brodgar

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People from across Orkney will be coming together at the Ring of Brodgar next Monday (21st June) as part of the Orkney Heritage Society’s ‘Year o’ Orkney’ dialect. A special ‘Voices in the Landscape’ event has been organised by Historic Scotland’s Ranger service which will celebrate the island’s rich literary and cultural traditions in this iconic landscape through the voices of local people including Harvey Johnston, Cameron Stout, Sheila Garson, Neil Leask and Raggi Ljosland.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=28341

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