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Rare Wallace and Bruce manuscripts to be exhibited together for the first time – Wallace and Bruce letters to go on display at Stirling Castle

Rare medieval letters relating to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce are to be exhibited together for the first time.
 
The exhibition entitled ‘Wallace, Bruce and Scotland’s Contested Crown’ will open at Stirling Castle next month and brings together two unique manuscripts which provide a fascinating insight into the different paths taken by these two leaders in securing the Scottish crown.

Channel your inner artist at Aberdour Castle!

Visitors to Aberdour Castle will be able to channel their inner artist this weekend (Saturday, 5th April).

The castle is taking part in the Fife Challenge, a new initiative to encourage young people and their families to get out, get active, and explore what’s on their doorstep in Fife.

On the 5th April artist Clare Yarrington will be on site to help young visitors make origami doves which will help bring the castle’s iconic doocot ‘back to life’.

A symbol of status and power in medieval Europe, the dovecot or ‘doocot’ is now redundant however it used to house birds for the wealthy families who previously occupied the castle.

The event, the first of two weekend activity sessions at the castle, the second being on Sunday 13th April, will run as drop in sessions each day between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

Other participating Historic Scotland sites in the Fife Challenge initiative include Dunfermline Abbey and St. Andrews Cathedral who will be offering historical figure making sessions on Sunday 6th (St. Andrews) and Saturday 12th April (Dunfermline Abbey).

Visitors will have the opportunity to discover more about the people who lived, worked and visited both sites then work with an artist to create rag dolls inspired by some of these historical figures at pre-booked sessions running at intervals throughout the day.

Fiona Davidson, Education Officer for Historic Scotland said;

“We are delighted to be offering these activities across a number of our sites in Fife.

“They are a great way of keeping the kids entertained whilst finding out more about the great historical sites on their doorstep.”

All of the activities are included within the admission price to the properties. To book a slot at Dunfermline Abbey please call 01383 739 025 and 01334 472 563 for St. Andrews Cathedral.

Melrose Abbey to play host to Fragments of Red, a performance of new music inspired by the Hawick Missal Fragment

Model Kristina Antanaityte explores Melrose Abbey ahead of Fragments of Red: The Last Song, a performance of new music by composer Grayston Ives which will take place at the abbey on Saturday 5th April. Inspired by the medieval Hawick Missal Fragment, Fragments of Red will feature a recurring rose motif in the form of petals and an art installation, in reference to the abbey’s moniker. Tickets are available to buy at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/fragments or directly from Melrose Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey and Smailholm Tower. (c) Helen Pugh, Photography

Model Kristina Antanaityte explores Melrose Abbey ahead of Fragments of Red: The Last Song, a performance of new music by composer Grayston Ives which will take place at the abbey on Saturday 5th April. Inspired by the medieval Hawick Missal Fragment, Fragments of Red will feature a recurring rose motif in the form of petals and an art installation, in reference to the abbey’s moniker. Tickets are available to buy at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/fragments or directly from Melrose Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey and Smailholm Tower. (c) Helen Pugh, Photography

The third in a series of performances inspired by the medieval Hawick Missal Fragment will take place at Melrose Abbey on Saturday 5th April 2014, ahead of Palm Sunday, for which the music was first composed.

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Edinburgh Castle joins landmarks around the globe by switching off its lights to highlight climate change

Edinburgh Castle at night, von Ronnie Macdonald from Chelmsford, United Kingdom (Edinburgh Castle 02Uploaded by russavia) [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0">CC-BY-2.0</a>], <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEdinburgh_Castle_02_(5796465131).jpg">via Wikimedia Commons</a>

Edinburgh Castle at night, von Ronnie Macdonald from Chelmsford, United Kingdom (Edinburgh Castle 02Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Edinburgh Castle is to join landmarks from around the world in switching off its lights later this month to help raise awareness of the impact of climate change.

Some of Scotland’s top historic sites to re-open their doors for spring

Some of the country’s best-loved historic attractions are set to re-open on 1 April after being closed for the winter months.

Preview of new Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the world-class attraction

Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Crown Copyright, Licensed: Open Government Licence v1.0

Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Crown Copyright, Licensed: Open Government Licence v1.0

With less than a month to go until the opening of the new Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs has been given a preview of the attraction.

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Evidence of the earliest use of steel in Britain uncovered in East Lothian

Archaeologists have identified examples of the earliest use of steel in the British Isles from a site in East Lothian. The site, an Iron Age hill fort known as Broxmouth, was excavated in the 1970s, however the discoveries are only now being published.

Highlands-Wanderung – Wo Prinz Charles um die Ecke lugt – Loch Lee und die Wasserfälle von Damff

Blick vom Craig Damff Richtung Invermark Castle

Blick vom Craig Damff Richtung Invermark Castle

Ein Klassiker unter den Highlands-Wanderungen in Schottland. Es geht entlang am Loch Lee mit einem Abstecher auf den uralten Friedhof am Ufer des Sees. Dann an den Wasserfällen von Damff vorbei, hoch auf das Plateau des Craig Damff und wieder hinunter zum Loch Lee. Eine wunderschöne, rund 18 Kilometer lange Wanderung, die den Wanderer ganz schön fordert, aber nicht überfordert. Viele passionierte Jäger wünschen sich, hier einmal auf die Pirsch zu gehen oder Moorhühner zu jagen.

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Channel your inner artist at historic sites this October – Historic Scotland sites to take part in the world’s biggest drawing festival

Visitors to some of Scotland’s most famous historic sites will be able to channel their inner artist next month.
 
A number of Historic Scotland sites are taking part in ‘The Big Draw’, the world’s biggest drawing festival.

Edinburghs Holyrood Park goes back to the Iron Age!

Holyrood Palace, der offizielle Stammsitz der Queen in Schottland, Foto: WIKIMEDIA, gnu1742, lizensiert unter cc-Namensnennung 3.0 unported, Lizenztext im Impressum

Holyrood Palace, der offizielle Stammsitz der Queen in Schottland, Foto: WIKIMEDIA, gnu1742, lizensiert unter cc-Namensnennung 3.0 unported, Lizenztext im Impressum

Holyrood Park is going back in time to the Iron Age on Sunday 29th September 2013. This is being held as part of Scottish Archaeology month.

 
The event is free and time travellers are asked to drop in between 12:00 and 4:00 pm at the Holyrood Park Education Centre.
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