Historic Environment Scotland to release new book on Scotland’s most famous modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross

Historic Environment Scotland to release new book on Scotland’s most famous modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross   St Peter’s, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal released marking building’s 50th anniversary Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s most famous modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, is set to have its full… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland lists two of Orkney’s famous ‘Churchill Barriers’

Detail of concrete block holders, used to construct the barriers.   Second World War structures recognised as being of national importance Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Two of Orkney’s famous ‘Churchill Barriers’ have been listed by Historic Environment Scotland for the first time. The barriers were constructed during World War Two as… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland stonemasonry apprentices win Gold and Bronze in a UK-wide competition The SkillBuild Final

Ross Kennedy – Bronze medal winner from Hatston Depot in Kirkwall   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Two Scottish stonemasonry apprentices have taken Gold and Bronze respectively, in a UK-wide competition to find the country’s most talented construction apprentices. The SkillBuild Final – a national construction competition organised by the Construction Industry… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Orcadian student Norna Sinclair wins Maeshowe jewellery competition

Historic Environment Scotland: Orcadian student Norna Sinclair wins Maeshowe jewellery competition   Orcadian student wins Scotland-wide competition, marking Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — An Orcadian student is set to have her winning competition designs brought to life after wowing judges with her range of contemporary… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland to host its popular Fright Night event at Linlithgow Palace, 28th – 31st October

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to go back in time to the Linlithgow Palace of the 1850’s this month with Historic Environment Scotland’s popular Fright Night event. Costumed performers will delve into the depths of the palace’s past to uncover sinister stories, bringing the unique historic site to life… Read the full press release

New Strategic Management Group to set out clear action plan to address the West Lothian loch’s water quality

Public bodies committed to tackling challenges facing Linlithgow Loch Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, 2016-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A new group charged with tackling the challenges, including the current water quality issues, at Linlithgow Loch met for the first time, last week. Key partners including Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Water, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage,… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland’s Engine Shed to take part in Stirling’s Doors Open Days

Visitors will be able to explore what the Engine Shed will offer ahead of its opening next year Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland’s work-in-progress building conservation hub, the Engine Shed, will once again be taking part in Stirling’s Doors Open Days and joining hundreds of other buildings across the country… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Gretna battlefield in Dumfries and Galloway to be added to the Inventory of Historic Battlefields

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A battlefield to the southwest of Gretna in Dumfries and Galloway has become the 40th site to be added to the Inventory of Historic Battlefields. The Battle of Sark, fought in 1448, was the first decisive victory for a Scottish force over the English since the Battle of… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland appoints Alex Paterson as its Chief Executive

Scotland’s new lead public body for heritage, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has appointed Alex Paterson as its Chief Executive. Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alex joins HES from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), where he has been Chief Executive since 2010. Alex brings with him a wide range of experience as the current… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland £10 million funding to boost its towns, city centres and places of historic interest

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The new lead heritage body which cares for, protects and promotes the historic environment will make the announcement today (24 May) at the launch of the organisation’s first corporate plan in Paisley, which sets out its strategy for the historic environment. The funding, which is distributed through Historic… Read the full press release

New lead public body for Scotland’s heritage Historic Environment Scotland unveils its first Corporate Plan

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland, the new lead public body for Scotland’s heritage, has unveiled its first Corporate Plan. Covering the period 2016-19 it sets out the direction for the organisation, which includes strong emphasis on collaboration and community empowerment. Chair of Historic Environment Scotland Jane Ryder, OBE, said: “I… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: project to create a ‘Community Map’ of Neolithic sites

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Orkney locals are being invited to take part in a fun, organised walk through the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage site, as part of a project to create a ‘Community Map’ – which will record memories, sounds, stories and smells, rather than just the conventional roads and… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: medieval carved stones return home to Elgin Cathedral for exhibition on Easter weekend

Edinburgh, 2016-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Work has begun to return 126 medieval carved stones home to Elgin Cathedral. Carved faces, plants and animals are being hoisted up into the cathedral towers to form part of an exciting exhibition due to open on Easter weekend. The Elgin stones spent much of 2015 at Historic Environment… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland apprentices scoop awards at The SkillBuild Final

EDINBURGH, 2015-12-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Five Scottish apprentices have beaten competition from hundreds of other stonemasons in training across the UK, to reach the finals of a national competition. The SkillBuild Final – a national construction competition organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) – saw over 70 competitors from across the… Read the full press release