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News & Blog
  • Record-breaking summer for historic sites across Edinburgh and Midlothian

    Record-breaking summer for historic sites across Edinburgh and Midlothian

    6th October 2017

    It’s been a spectacular summer for historic sites across Edinburgh and Midlothian as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) announced record-breaking visitor figures for the 2017 summer season today (Friday 6th October).

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  • Midlothian’s ‘heritage angels’ shortlisted as nationwide search enters final stage

    Midlothian’s ‘heritage angels’ shortlisted as nationwide search enters final stage

    28th September 2017

    The search to find Scotland’s ‘heritage angels’ is gearing up, with the final shortlist for the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2017 revealed today (Wed 27 Sep).

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  • Edinburgh and the Lothian’s historic sites set for extended season

    Edinburgh and the Lothian’s historic sites set for extended season

    18th September 2017

    Some of the best-loved historic attractions in Edinburgh and the Lothians will be keeping their doors open for longer this year as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) announced extended seasonal opening at sites across the region.

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  • Artist Joan Eardley and Colonel Sir George Thomas Beatson among latest Recipients of Commemorative Plaque Scheme

    Artist Joan Eardley and Colonel Sir George Thomas Beatson among latest Recipients of Commemorative Plaque Scheme

    7th September 2017

    Glasgow-based surgeon Colonel Sir George Thomas Beatson, acclaimed artist Joan Eardley and mathematician Mary Sommerville are among the latest recipients to be recognised through the Commemorative Plaque Scheme in Scotland.

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  • China gifts Replica Terracotta Warriors to Scotland

    China gifts Replica Terracotta Warriors to Scotland

    1st September 2017

    As part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, two replica terracotta warriors will be on display at Stirling Castle, having been presented to the nation by Chinese cultural counterparts.

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  • Face to Face with History as first-ever Heritage Awareness Day Launched

    Face to Face with History as first-ever Heritage Awareness Day Launched

    18th August 2017

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is urging people across Edinburgh to come face to face with history as details of the inaugural Heritage Awareness Day were revealed at the iconic Leith Theatre.

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  • Historic Environment Scotland Launch Gaelic Language Consultation

    Historic Environment Scotland Launch Gaelic Language Consultation

    16th August 2017

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a consultation on its Gaelic Language Plan for 2018 to 2023.

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  • Inverness in for treat with Amazing Ages this weekend at Fort George

    Inverness in for treat with Amazing Ages this weekend at Fort George

    9th August 2017

    Hundreds of costumed performers are set to storm Fort George this weekend (12 and 13 August) and in their midst will be some famous faces from the Scottish traditional music scene.

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  • Time is running out to find Scotland’s ‘Heritage Angels’

    Time is running out to find Scotland’s ‘Heritage Angels’

    3rd August 2017

    Nominations will soon close for the Scottish Heritage Angels Awards 2017, and groups and individuals – or ‘Angels’ - who have played a special part in caring for, recording and celebrating the nation’s historic environment are being urged to enter before the deadline of Friday 11th August.

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  • Picasso masterpiece to go on display at Duff House

    Picasso masterpiece to go on display at Duff House

    1st August 2017

    Visitors to Duff House will soon have the opportunity to view a masterpiece by one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century.

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