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Scotland in some of world’s first photographs

Scotland in some of world’s first photographs | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
A COLLECTION of some of the first photographs to depict Scottish landmarks and characters is expected to fetch tens of thousands of pounds at auction this month.
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‘Story of Scotland’ history project launched

‘Story of Scotland’ history project launched | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
A YEAR-long creative project exploring the “story of Scotland” has been launched, seeking the stories of Scots to create a contemporary counterpart to Sir Walter Scott’s classic history of Scotland, Tales of a Grandfather.
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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

This summer’s big exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh, focuses on the life and death of Mary (or, given her French upbringing, should that be Marie?) Stewart, Queen Regnant of Scotland from 1542 to 1587. Significant loans from public and private collections in Scotland, England and France build on the NMS’s own items to give some sense of her life, personality and the world in which (to use the modern vernacular) she “operated”.


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The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference 2014

The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference 2014 | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

The Carnegie Conference Centre in Scotland’s ancient capital, Dunfermline, is the setting for the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies. Many of the leading figures and societies in Family History in Scotland will be at the Conference and Family History Fair, and you will find a wealth of information and guidance to help you on your journey back though your own family history.

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Scottish events for Womens History Month 2013 | Celebrate Scotland

Scottish events for Womens History Month 2013 | Celebrate Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

 National Library of Scotland has arranged a series of events to mark Women's History Month 2013. The events are accompanied by an exhibition Scottish Women of Science: Celebrating Trailblazers From our Past which runs 1 March to 30 April 2013. The display gathers together examples of publications which illlustrate the lives of scottish women of science, including Elizabeth Blackwell and Maria Gordon.

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Tom Devine: History is new star in culture constellation

Tom Devine: History is new star in culture constellation | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Denied public funding, Scotland’s current history festival has been written onto the map of national events by public appetite, writes Tom Devine...
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McAlpine commends BBC Radio series on Scottish Nationalism

McAlpine commends BBC Radio series on Scottish Nationalism | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

THE MSP and Daily Record columnist, Joan McAlpine, has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament praising an upcoming series about Scottish Nationalism on BBC Radio Scotland.

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Scots medieval history put online

Scots medieval history put online | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Thousands of the oldest documents in Scotland's history are being made public through an online database charting life in the Middle Ages.
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Scottish Local History Forum Conference in Perth

The next Scottish Local History Forum Conference will be entitled For Reliefe of the Pure and Impotent: Welfare in Scotland before the Welfare State. It takes place on Friday October 26th 2012 in the A. K. Bell Library, Perth.

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Excavation to find exact site of Battle of Bannockburn begins

Excavation to find exact site of Battle of Bannockburn begins | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Archaeologists start extensive search for location of Robert Bruce's victory over Edward II.
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Scottish charity faces race against time to save historic John Logie Baird treasures

Scottish charity faces race against time to save historic John Logie Baird treasures | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
News for the marketing & media industries in the UK, with stories, job search resources, events listing, and features.
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Marchers commemorating Battle of Bannockburn told to lay down their arms

Marchers commemorating Battle of Bannockburn told to lay down their arms | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Swords will not be allowed at a celebration of Robert the Bruce’s momentous victory.
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NTS News

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has concluded a refurbishment programme at a memorial in honour of Robert Cunninghame Graham just in time for the 160th anniversary of his birth.

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Knowing your place

Knowing your place | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
When I was a child I was taught of a long-ago battle. It was a monumental battle, an invading army and a defending one, swords and shields, bows and arrows. The attackers were somehow both bad men ...
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Effort to understand old texts

Effort to understand old texts | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Thousands of volunteers are being sought to transcribe more than 150,000 pages of historic archives.
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On the warpath: Scotland’s 39 key battlefields

On the warpath: Scotland’s 39 key battlefields | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
AFTER three years of work, a new inventory of Scotland’s battlefields has been unveiled by Historic Scotland.
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Historic spots land £10m support

Historic spots land £10m support | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
More than £10m is awarded to a dozen historic Scottish towns and areas in order to carry out improvement works.
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Scottish battlefield sites listed

Scottish battlefield sites listed | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Thirty-nine sites of violent clashes on Scottish soil have been officially recognised in Scotland's Inventory of Historic Battlefields.
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Archaeologists Uncover Massive Stone Age Complex in Scotland

Archaeologists Uncover Massive Stone Age Complex in Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
A 5,000-year old temple complex may have been the centre of Stone Age British culture...
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Scottish archaeology - New virtual tour of Maeshowe chambered tomb at Orkney | Celebrate Scotland

Scottish archaeology - New virtual tour of Maeshowe chambered tomb at Orkney | Celebrate Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Historic Scotland has released a new virtual tour of Maeshowe chambered tomb at Orkney.
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Summerlee celebrates Scotland's proud tram history

Summerlee celebrates Scotland's proud tram history | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
It is fifty years since the last tram service in Scotland came to an end. Summerlee currently boasts the only operational electric tramway in Scotland.
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Scottish people's DNA study could 'rewrite nation's history'

Scottish people's DNA study could 'rewrite nation's history' | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Evidence of African, Arabian, south-east Asian and Siberian ancestry in Scotland, says author of book tracing genetic journey...
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Cash boost for industrial project

Cash boost for industrial project | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
A project to uncover the hidden history and natural wealth of one of Scotland's industrial landscapes is awarded £2m...
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Hidden Aberdeen: The Spirits of Art Deco – Rosemount Square and its Origins

Hidden Aberdeen: The Spirits of Art Deco – Rosemount Square and its Origins | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Fiona-Jane Brown takes a look at Aberdeen’s quirky and interesting history in her latest blog for STV Local.
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Sixty Years, Six Lives Exhibition

Sixty Years, Six Lives Exhibition | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
An exhibition of photographs by Ian Berry (Magnum) to mark 60 years of the UN Refugee Convention, commissioned by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for Refugee Week 2012 is being showcased at Paisley Museum from Tuesday 19 June to Sunday 12...
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