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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...

Stirling Castle Online: Kids Castle

    Young visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to learn more about it with a new, interactive section on the Castle’s website: Kids Castle. Fun and educational, it is designed to help children and their families discover more about th ...

It's all about Mary, Queen of Scots

        How much do you know about Mary, Queen of Scots? If you're a history buff, like me, you'll be elated at two major avenues in Scotland, right now, to learn more about her. A new book written and produced by Historic S ...

Joust Away! Summer Jousting at Linlithgow Palace

    Our daring knights are returning to the stunning setting of Linlithgow Palace Peel, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, to stage an unforgettable display of horsemanship and skill.   They will be appearing on Saturday 29th and ...

Digging for clues on Bannockburn’s 699th anniversary

    To mark the 699th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (23 and 24 June 2013), the National Trust for Scotland’s “Big Dig” took place over the weekend of 22 and 23 June.   Looking to shed new light on one ...

Scotland: Standing with Stones

    Are you intrigued by the Standing Stones in Scotland? Recumbent stone circles? Paths of the sun? Have I got a film for you! It's called Standing with Stones, and covers England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. What does archaology ha ...

Underground Edinburgh

Beneath the streets of Edinburgh lurks a labyrinth of man-made tunnels that were originally designed to hide clandestine activities from the light of day. Once a refuge for everyone from renegade kings to common criminals, this subterranean network has rec ...

Dig into Scotland's Medieval History

Love history? Does learning about what's gone before inspire your travels and life? Me, too. And there's a new online database that gives an extraordinary glimpse into the medieval History of Scotland. The ‘People of Medieval Scotland&rs ...

Time Travel at Aberdour Castle

Step back to the time of Oliver Cromwell at Aberdour Castle   Come to Aberdour Castle, possibly the oldest standing masonry castle in Scotland,  on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2012 and step back in time to the year 1651 when Oliv ...

Virtual tour of Maeshowe Online

People across the globe will now be able to enjoy one of Orkney’s most enigmatic Neolithic monuments after Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled a new ‘virtual’ tour of Maeshowe chambered tomb at Winter Solstice.   ...

Stanley Mills: Force and Fabric

An Historic Scotland book which helped bolster the international status of Stanley Mills by highlighting new archaeological discoveries and unprecedented research has received a national award.   “Force and Fabric” was highly com ...

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