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  • Landmark project aims to build relations between metal detectorists and heritage sector

    Landmark project aims to build relations between metal detectorists and heritage sector

    1st February 2017

    A project encouraging closer collaboration between Scotland’s metal detecting community and the heritage sector has just published the first ever report to outline the extent and character of metal detecting in Scotland.

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  • What’s Your Heritage? – Campaign seeks local groups to help change future policy

    What’s Your Heritage? – Campaign seeks local groups to help change future policy

    26th January 2017

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES), the heritage body in charge of listing buildings in Scotland, has today unveiled a toolkit to help local groups across the country answer the question ‘What’s Your Heritage?’. The toolkit is part of a once in a generation opportunity for the people of Scotland to have their say about the historic environment and how it should be looked after. HES is asking people to consider the places and structures that have special meaning for them with a view to updating the way it assesses sites and buildings of significance.

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  • Partnership primed to capitalise on Scotland’s expertise

    Partnership primed to capitalise on Scotland’s expertise

    19th January 2017

    Innovative educational framework set to bring benefits to Scotland’s £2.4billion heritage sector

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  • Help HES re-write History of Underrepresented Groups – Opportunity for local historic figures to be recognised with a Commemorative Plaque

    Help HES re-write History of Underrepresented Groups – Opportunity for local historic figures to be recognised with a Commemorative Plaque

    14th December 2016

    Historic Environment Scotland are asking members of the public to help commemorate unrepresented figures from the country’s past.

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  • Cultural Gift for Historic Environment Scotland

    Cultural Gift for Historic Environment Scotland

    2nd December 2016

    Rare 19th century, Glasgow-made cast iron ceiling gifted to Scotland’s heritage body An important and highly decorative cast iron ceiling,…

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  • Stirling Castle crowned winner at new awards initiative

    Stirling Castle crowned winner at new awards initiative

    30th November 2016

    Stirling Castle has claimed the title of Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction at the inaugural 2016 Scottish and Outdoor Leisure Awards. The centuries-old stronghold, which welcomes around 460,000 visitors through its iconic gates each year, was voted for by members of the public and visitors alike before being fully researched and reviewed by an independent judging panel.

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  • 20 facts revealed about the Stone of Destiny

    20 facts revealed about the Stone of Destiny

    29th November 2016

    Historic Environment Scotland releases 20 lesser known facts about the Stone of Destiny, marking two decades on since its return The centuries old Stone of Destiny was winched out of the Coronation Chair inch by inch, taking collection and conservation specialists more than six hours in total to complete the careful operation. This information is among 20 facts to be released by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to mark the 20th anniversary of the Stone of Destiny’s return to Scotland.

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  • First full history of modernist ruin to be published – St Peter’s, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal released marking building’s 50th anniversary

    First full history of modernist ruin to be published – St Peter’s, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal released marking building’s 50th anniversary

    28th November 2016

    Scotland’s most famous modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, is set to have its full story told for the very first time. The landmark new book will be released on Wednesday 30th November – 50 years on since the building first opened its doors in 1966.

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