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11 August 2009

Clash of the centuries at Caerlaverock

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The imposing medieval bastion of Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries is the dramatic setting for a spectacular celebration of 2,000 years of Scotland’s history on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August. Re-enactors from all over Britain will be converging on the stunning stronghold to present colourful living history displays and performances depicting past eras right up to the 20th century in what promises to be an entertaining event for all the family. Romans, Vikings, Medieval Scots, Redcoats, Covenanters and soldiers from World Wars I and II will all feature in the action-packed programme. Visitors will be able to see exciting chronological highlights from all the eras, with authentic period displays, including weaponry demonstrations, being presented in a central arena.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24789

10 August 2009

Are your ancestors buried at Elgin Cathedral?

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If the popular BBC series ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ has inspired you to trace your own family history, an event at Elgin Cathedral might help you find out where some of your ancestors are buried. Members of the Moray Burial Ground Research Group will be at the Cathedral on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August to provide information on the individuals and families whose final resting place is the historic site’s graveyard. Earlier this year, the Group published a book on the memorials and headstones within the Cathedral grounds following a survey of the site carried out over three and a half years.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24756

10 August 2009

Free tours of neolithic settlement

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Visitors are invited to an open day to see this year’s excavations at the prehistoric settlement at the Links of Noltland on the island of Westray. Free tours will be provided by the Historic Scotland ranger service on Sunday, 16 August between noon and 4pm. This year’s excavation aims to fully uncover a carefully-built multi-cellular Neolithic building which still survives to five courses high, and the nearby field system.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24759

10 August 2009

Love, life and loss in letters from World War I

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One of the many historic highlights of Edinburgh Castle is The Scottish National War Memorial – an impressive building which was erected to commemorate those who died in conflict in the 1914-18 Great War. And the enormous sacrifice made by families throughout the country during World War I is highlighted at the castle next week when interpreters from The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds visit to share the personal letters of one soldier, Jack Adam, his wife, Gert, and their three young children. In the Great Hall, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 11.30am to 12.30pm, visitors will be able to hear extracts from the Adam family’s poignant correspondence, listen to a talk by the interpreters about the collection’s significance, and see a display of their letters, photographs and other memorabilia.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24760

5 August 2009

Abbotsford funding boost

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Culture Minister Michael Russell has announced £500,000 for repairs to the home of Sir Walter Scott. Abbotsford House in Melrose is one of four projects to share nearly £1 million in Historic Scotland grant alongside Glasgow Art Club, the Royal Hospital Chapel at Gartnavel and 45 North Bridge Street in Hawick. The Minister said: “Abbotsford is an incredible place to visit, whether you are drawn to it because of its architecture, its gardens or its literary connections. It is remarkable to think that visitors have been welcomed here for generations – even before Scott died in 1832 – and the long term repairs programme that the Abbotsford Trust has undertaken will ensure that generations more can come to enjoy and understand just how important it is as part of our nation’s heritage.”

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/news_search_results/news_article.htm?articleid=24718

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