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October 03, 2016

Trust's horrible histories make Halloween magic

        Scary stories, ghoulish ghost tours and wyrd walks for all ages will make the National Trust for Scotland's atmospheric castles, gardens and woodlands the place to hang out this Halloween.  ...

Trust's horrible histories make Halloween magic

        Scary stories, ghoulish ghost tours and wyrd walks for all ages will make the National Trust for Scotland's atmospheric castles, gardens and woodlands the place to hang out this Halloween.   The conservation c ...

Uncover Edinburgh's Lost Past

    Public invited to see 'the Edinburgh that never was' as part of Doors Open Days Historic Environment Scotland is throwing open the doors of the National Record of Scotland this weekend to reveal the hidden gems of Edinburgh's past. L ...

Lost Heritage of Inner Hebrides uncovered in landmark new book

    For the first time the forgotten histories of a group of four Scottish islands – known collectively as the Small Isles – have been brought together in a definitive new work.   By exploring the physical evidence that remains, The ...

Bearsden Roman fort begins to give up its secrets

    The excavation of a large Roman fort in the 1970s in Bearsden has provided rare insight into how Roman soldiers coped with life in Scotland, nearly 2,000 years ago. Following years of excavating and scientific analysis, Bearsden: A R ...

Elgin Stones Return Home

Work has begun to return 126 medieval carved stones home to Elgin Cathedral. Carved faces, plants and animals are being hoisted up into the cathedral towers to form part of an exciting exhibition due to open on Easter weekend.   The Elgin stones spe ...

History, Legend Meet in Art: The Kelpies

    Art, engineering, history, legend -- The Kelpies have connection to all these things, and a few more. But wait, you may be thinking, what are The Kelpies anyway? Works of art, works of engineering, a new feature in the landscape in t ...

Dumbarton Castle showcases 1,000 years of history this summer

Ten centuries of Scottish history will be brought to life as part of a brand new event taking place next month.   Over the course of a weekend, Rock of Ages is set to transform Dumbarton Castle Rock and Pier Park below into a real life timeline, cha ...

Leading 18th century Scottish artist celebrated in new exhibition

    An exhibition which will showcase a collection of artworks by one of Scotland’s greatest 18th century artists, Allan Ramsay, is set to open in the North East.   The Allan Ramsay – Master Draughtsman exhibition, which opens to ...

App to be created for Antonine Wall visitors

Visitors to the Antonine Wall (read our article about walking the wall here) will have the chance to interact with it in a whole new way, thanks to the introduction of a cutting-edge app from Germany.   A collaboration between Historic Scotland ...

Want to Learn More about Robert Burns?

    Sunday, January 25 is Burns Night, which celebrates the life and works of the legendary Scottish poet, Robert Burns.  Yes, the National Poet of Scotland has his own holiday. Burns Night is much more than the same old stanzas and rh ...

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