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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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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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Summer opening hours start today! Head over to our blog to discover what it takes to get a castle ready for a new season of visitors.
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Not as proud as the royals for bleeding the poor dry all through history and to this day. Starving children in this country while they eat seven courses off silver forks. Disgusting
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Laughter is the best medicine - or as they said back in 1542, 'mirth is one of the chiefest things of Physick'! This blog post looks at whether the court jester was simply a clown, or an insightful satirist.
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. 30, 31, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. View posts in large calendar. Month List. 2015. March (2) · February (1) · January (3). 2014 ...
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We are delighted to be the recipient of WWF Scotland's first ever Public Body Champion Award! Here are some of the Conservation team whose hard work made this possible with the award at Linlithgow Palace. Read more about it on our website at http://ow.ly/KM5PT #EarthHourUK  
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Our photographer made a time lapse video of the solar eclipse over Edinburgh Castle this morning!
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Beautiful.
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Ahead of tomorrow morning's solar eclipse, we look at how the movements of the sun and moon affected our Neolithic Ancestors.
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Did you know the earliest evidence for tartan in Scotland dates to about AD 23? Find out more about the chequered history of tartan on our blog!
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I recently wore a kilt and the whole get up for my brothers wedding, I felt great and was beaming with Scottish pride although I was not a true Scotsman underneath!  It was, after all, my first time but not the last. I felt more like a man in a kilt than in any pair of shorts or trousers.
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Did you know brewing was traditionally done by women? Here's our ode to the alewife...
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Exciting news over on the blog today - historical drama Outlander has arrived in the UK! Find out which of our iconic sites feature in the series, and follow in the footsteps of lead characters Claire and Jamie with our handy map.
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Spring has sprung which means it's time for a visit to Stirling Castle with +Robin McKelvie and family over on the blog.
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The solar eclipse over Edinburgh Castle this morning. Where did you watch it from?
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Did you know that two people will produce about 8 litres of water vapour a day from respiration and perspiration alone? This can add up to quite a significant impact on your home, particularly if it's a traditional building - which is where hygrothermal simulation can help.
Last month we hosted a seminar in Edinburgh called 'Hygrothermal simulation in building conservation and retrofit'. This might not sound like the most stimulating of topics at first glance, but around 50 professionals came together from all corners of the British Isles to discuss this important ...
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