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Pop up dining in Holyrood Park

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Looking for somewhere new to eat? This May there will be a pop up restaurant in Holyrood Park over one weekend 8-9 May 2015 to allow you to chill out after the General Election.The...

Holyrood Park closed to traffic on Bonfire Night

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In common with previous years Historic Scotland who manage Holyrood Park have announced that it will be closed tomorrow evening for Guy Fawkes Night. There are some organised bonfires around the city, most notably...

Record breaking summer for Edinburgh Castle

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Scotland’s number one paid for tourist attraction, Edinburgh Castle has had a record breaking summer.The castle, which is Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction, welcomed 767,566 visitors through its famous gates between June...

Scotland’s Castles: Rescued, Rebuilt and Reoccupied

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Summer 1997: a family is driving down the A75 on its way home from a holiday.  At the side of the road is a sign, 'Castle for Sale.' How many of us, at that...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 9 JUNE 2014Love in a Library: pop-up opera in association with Edinburgh International Festival, featuring songs from Schumann, Schubert, Wagner, Quilter & Gershwin.  2.30-3.30pm, Stockbridge Library, Hamilton Place.  Free, no booking required. (THIS...

Edinburgh Castle to highlight climate change

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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.The castle is one of a number...

Edinburgh students presented with tourism prize at Stirling Castle

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Five students from Wester Hailes School in Edinburgh were today announced as the winners of the 2013 Keys to the Castle Challenge, and were presented with a trophy to mark their achievement at a...

Nominations needed to mark Year of Natural Scotland

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Countdown to nominations for Commemorative Plaques to mark Year of Natural Scotland There are only two weeks left to submit nominations for your chosen historic figure to receive a Commemorative Plaque to mark the Year...

Government offers £10m for historic towns and cities

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£10 million funding boost for Scotland’s historic towns and cities Communities across Scotland are invited to apply for funding from the latest round of Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) funding announced today. The Culture Secretary Fiona...

Founders of Queen Margaret College and the Edinburgh School of Cookery to be honoured

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The founders of Queen Margaret College and the Edinburgh School of Cookery, Louisa Stevenson (1835 – 1908) and Christian Guthrie Wright, (1844 – 1907) are to be celebrated with Scottish colourist Francis Campbell Boileau...

Edinburgh Castle has bumper year

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Edinburgh Castle reports best summer on recordHistoric Scotland has reported a bumper summer of visitor numbers to its sites in Edinburgh and the Lothians.From June – August 2013, the organisation, which is Scotland’s biggest...

What’s on? – Jousting at Linlithgow Palace

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Spectacular jousting returns to 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...

Edinburgh’s Rock House used in TV programme

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Four Scottish houses selected by Historic Scotland are to feature in the ITV series Britain’s Secret Homes, including Rock House in Edinburgh.The three others include Traquair House in the Borders, Mousa Broch in Shetland...

‘Grand Tournament of Foote’ at Urquhart Castle this weekend

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Date: 5th & 6th May 2013 | Time: 11am – 4:30pm | Price: included in admission price(Adult £7.90, Child £4.80, Concession £6.40)The picturesque Urquhart Castle, which is located in the banks of Loch Ness,...

Edinburgh Castle – old stories in new ways

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 The stories that make the history of Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction so fascinating have been re-written following consultation with archaeologists, historians and other experts to create new interpretation at Edinburgh Castle. Colourful...

Getting out of Edinburgh – Caerlaverock Castle

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 A glimpse of medieval life at Caerlaverock Castle over four days next week promises visitors a thrilling insight into sword fighting, archery and crossbow skills.   “Medieval Mayhem” is the perfect entertainment for Caerlaverock, an imposing...

Holyrood Park offering a right royal experience this weekend

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 The centuries-old pastimes that once entertained royal families in Holyrood Park will be on display for all to see this Sunday in capital’s former hunting ground.Historic Scotland’s Ranger Service is inviting visitors to step...

Photos – Jousting at Linlithgow Palace

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Today was the opening day of the spectacular jousting which takes place at Linlithgow Palace both this weekend and next from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. The brave knights staged an unforgettable display of horsemanship and...

Vote for Edinburgh Castle

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HELP EDINBURGH CASTLE TO WIN TOP UK HERITAGE ATTRACTION AWARD Edinburgh Castle, last year’s winner of the British Travel Awards top UK Heritage Attraction award has been shortlisted again for the 2012 awards. People are asked...

Sixty Things to do in Edinburgh during the Diamond Jubilee Weekend

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Additional reporting by Sarah Turnbull and Phyllis StephenWith an extra couple of days off work at the beginning of June to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne, we thought you might...

Get out of town to East Lothian

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Medieval Construction Science Shows come to East Lothian Historic Scotland’s Medieval Construction Science Shows are heading to East Lothian for the first time. The shows are free to schools and free for families when paying...

Edinburgh Castle to Host Family Fun this Weekend

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By Marie Montondo“April Foolery” will abound at Edinburgh castle this Easter weekend with a full programme of events on Saturday and Sunday.From noon until 4pm on each day, the castle will host French themed...

Places to go in and around Historic Edinburgh

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 Now that Spring is here, Historic Scotland’s 25 seasonal sites are preparing to open their doors to welcome visitors.On Sunday 1 April, 2012, sites which will be opening for visitors to Edinburgh and the...

Historic Scotland launch 2012 programme

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Historic Scotland is celebrating the start of this year’s visitor season by announcing its packed programme of exciting events, and they kindly invited The Reporter to Edinburgh Castle this evening to hear all about...

Valentine’s Day – Love could be in the air at Edinburgh Castle!

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Valentine’s day is on the horizon and love is in the air. What could be more romantic than proposing to your partner in the iconic, historic location of Edinburgh Castle?Edinburgh Castle has a proposal...

Search is on for young Heritage Heroes

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Historic Scotland has launched a national drive to recognise and celebrate the young “Heritage Heroes” of Edinburgh who give their time selflessly to protect, maintain and support the nation’s historic environment.In conjunction with the...

Historic Scotland say no to Olympic Rings at the Castle

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Historic Scotland has today issued its decision on the proposal to display the Olympic Rings on Edinburgh Castle. “Historic Scotland has taken the decision not to permit the Olympic Rings to be displayed on the...

Historic Scotland seeks Edinburgh apprentices

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Historic Scotland has launched its campaign to recruit 30 additional apprentices to learn skills like stonemasonry, joinery and painting, which are crucial to Scotland’s construction industry. Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, who made the announcement, highlighted...

Youth training centre for Scotland

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Scotland is set to establish its first National Conservation Centre for training young people in traditional building skills. The centre will be based in Stirling and the announcement was made earlier today by Culture Secretary...

Getting out of Edinburgh – Perth Museum and Art Gallery

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A series of medieval publications is set to be launched  in Perth Museum and Art Gallery. ‘Excavations at 75-95 High Street, Perth’,  sponsored by Historic Scotland, will be unveiled tomorrow - Thursday 20 October 2011...

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