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August 11, 2017

Art, Architecture, and Glasgow: Mackintosh, Scotland with Style

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Is his name is familiar?  Mackintosh, who lived in the late nineteenth through to early twentieth century, was an architect, artist, and designer. During his life, his...

Real Castles Inspired Brave

If you have taken the children to see the film ‘Brave’ and are wondering what to do to entertain them now that the summer holidays are drawing to a close, why not take them to one of Historic Scotland’s attractions which inspired the f ...

Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland

On 10 March 2012, Glasgow Women’s Library and Women’s History Scotland launched a new website, womenofscotland.org.uk, to record memorials to women across Scotland. The site already contains over 180 records but the aim is to build on this base to creat ...

Scotland’s Garden History Revealed

The National Trust for Scotland is offering a major study course into the history, conservation and management of Scotland’s gardens starting in September.   During fifteen daylong sessions, top specialists in the field of garden histo ...

Celebration of the Centuries at Fort George

Historic Scotland largest event of the year, ‘Celebration of the Centuries’, returns to  the magnificent setting of Fort George, one of the finest military fortifications in Europe.The event, to be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th Aug ...

Knights in Shining Armour return to Edinburgh Castle

Four suits of Royal Armouries’ armour, worn by mounted cavalry in the early 17thcentury, have been returned to the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle.   They were removed eight years ago to allow for essential conservation work on the meta ...

Scholar-led “walking seminars” offer a new way to explore Scotland

Context, the critically acclaimed walking tour company whose small-group, scholar-led “walking seminars” have revolutionized day tours in cities like Rome, Paris, and New York, announces its expansion to Edinburgh. Working with local historians ...

England and Scotland at War, 1296-1513: The National Archives Podcast

The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. Here's an interesting podcast by Dr. Sean Cunningham, on the war history between England and Scotland. From the National Archives site: ...

Historic Scotland unveils dramatic new interpretation at Edinburgh Castle

The stories that make the history of Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction so fascinating have been re-written following consultation with archaeologists, historians and other experts to create new interpretation at Edinburgh Castle. ...

Edinburgh Assembly Rooms Reopen

The Assembly rooms, first opened in 1787 to provide a space for cultural and entertainment purposes, has had a long and storied history. They reopened on July 21, 2012 after closing for 18 months for refurbishment. The Assembly Rooms is a Category A listed ...

Medieval Mayhem at Caerlaverock Castle

A glimpse of medieval life at Caerlaverock Castle over four days next week promises visitors a thrilling insight into sword fighting, archery and crossbow skills.   “Medieval Mayhem” is the perfect entertainment for Caerlaverock, ...

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