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News & Blog
  • Historic sites celebrate ‘Outlander effect’ visitor surge

    Historic sites celebrate ‘Outlander effect’ visitor surge

    3rd July 2017

    Scottish historic sites are feeling the ‘Outlander effect’ as they celebrate a significant surge in visitor numbers.

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  • Explore Orkney’s Maeshowe Tomb Anywhere in the World with New 3D App

    Explore Orkney’s Maeshowe Tomb Anywhere in the World with New 3D App

    30th June 2017

    A new mobile app, enabling people across the world to explore one of Europe’s finest chambered tombs, Maeshowe in Orkney, is now available.

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  • Historic Environment Scotland leads European initiative to combat effects of climate change on historic sites

    Historic Environment Scotland leads European initiative to combat effects of climate change on historic sites

    28th June 2017

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is leading an international initiative to support communities across Northern Europe in assessing the impact of climate change on historic buildings, archaeological sites and other heritage locations.

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  • Spectacular Jousting Returns to Linlithgow Palace

    Spectacular Jousting Returns to Linlithgow Palace

    28th June 2017

    Horses, knights and lances are at the ready as Spectacular Jousting returns to Linlithgow Palace on 1st and 2nd July.

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  • Scotland’s New National Building Conservation Centre Officially Opens

    Scotland’s New National Building Conservation Centre Officially Opens

    27th June 2017

    An exciting new chapter for Scotland’s heritage sector begins today as Historic Environment Scotland unveils The Engine Shed, its pioneering £11m national building conservation centre.

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  • Results of Public Campaign, ‘What’s Your Heritage?’ Announced

    Results of Public Campaign, ‘What’s Your Heritage?’ Announced

    21st June 2017

    A report on what heritage means to Scots has been published today (Tuesday, 20th June) by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and reveals which of Scotland’s places, buildings and monuments should be recognised and celebrated.

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  • Search is on to find Edinburgh’s ‘Heritage Angels’

    Search is on to find Edinburgh’s ‘Heritage Angels’

    13th June 2017

    Nominations have opened for the third Scottish Heritage Angels Awards in a bid to find those groups and individuals – or ‘Angels’ – from Edinburgh who have played a special part in caring for, recording and celebrating the nation’s historic environment.

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  • Forthview Primary Premiere First World War Animation

    Forthview Primary Premiere First World War Animation

    8th June 2017

    The red carpet is set to be rolled out at Forthview Primary on Thursday 8 June for parents to attend the premiere of a special animated film showcasing a project between Historic Environment Scotland, SCRAN (Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network) and Forthview Primary School in Edinburgh.

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  • Celebrate Scotland’s history in 2017

    Celebrate Scotland’s history in 2017

    22nd February 2017

      Programme of events and activity will bring history to life   People across Scotland are being encouraged to get…

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  • Historic sites break tourism record with four million visitors

    Historic sites break tourism record with four million visitors

    15th February 2017

    Historic Environment Scotland’s staffed sites visitor tally hits 4,000,000 for the first time ever in a single financial year Footfall…

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