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Whether you're planning a historical day out in Scotland or want to hear our latest news, this is the page to follow. (Sa Ghàidhlig: Alba Aosmhor)
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Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

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We're busy preparing for one of the biggest events of the year: Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace. Buy tickets now and get ready to be amazed!

http://ow.ly/NAoYC
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Great Armour I follow medieval tournaments all over the country I have vast portfolio of medieval fighters +Historic Scotland
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How did you celebrate International Museum Day? Over on The Chain Mail we visited some fascinating artefacts from the Historic Scotland collections.
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From +Historic Scotland :

As promised, here it is: #Gaelic for Outlanders, Lesson 1.

We are hoping to make this a weekly feature, depending on your feedback and reaction. Tell us if there are any particular words or phrases you would like us to cover.

After watching this (and reading through the list of jobs in the Youtube description), you should now understand what this means: "Is mise Jamie. Tha mi ag obair mar Ghaisgeach aig Caisteal Leoch."

Again, feedback is appreciated. (Don't worry, if the reactions to this are positive, we're going to make the videos a little less old-school and more visually appealing)  #Gàidhlig #Alba  
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Visitors will be able to step back in time to the 17th century at Edzell Castle on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of May, as soldiers prepare to fight for King and Covenant. 
 
Over the course of the weekend, visitors can experience what military life was like during the 17th century, including  finding out how to look after a musket and wield a pike, as well as the skills needed to handle the swords of the day as soldiers are put through their paces in military drills from the era.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/events/event_detail.htm?eventid=42305
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This weekend, Balvenie castle will be offering complimentary whisky and shortbread tasting as part of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
How often do you get free whisky!?

(normal admission fee applies)

http://ow.ly/MgEly
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Balvenie Double Wood is one of my fave drams as well...
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This is a great idea: Take a selfie in front of the Queensferry Crossing construction site, upload it and you will be part of this amazing mosaic - and a part of history.

By the way, the bridge is due to open in 2016, but the towers should be completed by the end of the year.

Are you excited about the other two bridges' little sister? Tell us below...
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For a few more days, it's Whisky Month - so here's our latest whisky blog post about the role of the notorious 'exciseman': http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/blog/the-still-and-the-book/
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WANTED: People with information on Tinkers' Heart.

Tinkers' Heart is a pattern of quartz stones overlooking Loch Fyne in Argyll. Generations of Scottish Travellers have been using the site for wedding celebrations, but at the moment, it is not a scheduled (= recognised) monument.

Last year, a petition was launched to restore and preserve this monument, and Historic Scotland was asked by the Scottish Government to examine the evidence for the signigicance of Tinkers' Heart to both travellers and locals.

This is where you come in. We are looking for stories, photographs, first-hand accounts and anything else that might help us understand the value that the traveling community and local people ascribe to the monument.

The consultation closes on Friday, so we'd be grateful if you could forward this to anyone who could be interested as soon as possible.

http://ow.ly/MQBzp
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WANTED: People with information on Tinkers' Heart.

Tinkers' Heart is a pattern of quartz stones overlooking Loch Fyne in Argyll. Generations of Scottish Travellers have been using the site for wedding celebrations, but at the moment, it is not a scheduled (= recognised) monument.

Last year, a petition was launched to restore and preserve this monument, and Historic Scotland was asked by the Scottish Government to examine the evidence for the signigicance of Tinkers' Heart to both travellers and locals.

This is where you come in. We are looking for stories, photographs, first-hand accounts and anything else that might help us understand the value that the traveling community and local people ascribe to the monument.

The consultation closes on Friday, so we'd be grateful if you could forward this to anyone who could be interested as soon as possible.

http://ow.ly/MQX2N
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Fancy brushing up on your language skills? Try our Outlander's Guide to Gaelic!
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+lyndsay crawford aye lasse lol
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Happy St George's Day! Did you know you can meet the man himself at Edinburgh Castle? Find out more in today's blog post from The Chain Mail...
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Thx, my name is George. ))))))
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A new look brochure for Scotland's Castle Trail has been released. It now features an updated design featuring 18 castles in Aberdeenshire, from Balmoral to Braemar and Corgarff to Craigievar.

The brochure is a joint project between VisitScotland, Historic Scotland, National Trust for Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.

The Castle trail:
http://ow.ly/LoAYd

More information on the brochure:
http://ow.ly/LoAYe
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I reckon around 50
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