Historic Environment Scotland announces Gaelic volunteer programmes at Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban and Arnol Blackhouse on the Isle of Lewis

Volunteer programmes at Scotland’s historic places form part of our Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced Gaelic volunteer programmes at Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban and Arnol Blackhouse on the Isle of Lewis, as part of the launch of its Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023. This is… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland invites visitors to celebrate Blackness Castle’s status as a film location this weekend 1-2 September

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to celebrate Blackness Castle’s status as a film location with Historic Environment Scotland’s first On Location event this weekend (Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September). Visitors can find out more about the locations and techniques used for filming at Blackness Castle, explore the medieval encampment, learn… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Britain’s preeminent painter L.S. Lowry on display at Duff House until 13 May 2019

A masterpiece by much-loved English painter L.S. Lowry has gone on display at Duff House. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Canal and Factories’ captures the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of the industrial towns of Runcorn and Widnes on the river Mersey, and features Lowry’s famous ‘matchstick men’. Painted in 1955, the scene… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Vote for the iconic Edinburgh Castle in this year’s British Travel Awards

Visitors urged to cast their votes for the iconic castle in this year’s British Travel Awards EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Voting has opened for the 2018 British Travel Awards (BTA) and Edinburgh Castle is again in the running to claim the title of the Best UK Heritage Attraction. Edinburgh Castle is the number one paid-for… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Viking Invasion to take place at Dunstaffnage Castle on Saturday 26-27 May

Explore Scotland’s fascinating Viking history with Oban event this May EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to travel back in time at Dunstaffnage Castle this weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May), for its Viking Invasion event. The re-enactment event encourages visitors to explore Scotland’s fascinating Viking history and find out why Oban was… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Scotland’s heritage attractions hit 5,041,297 visitor milestone throughout the 2017/18 financial year

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s heritage attractions have hit a record milestone, welcoming more than 5 million people for the first ever time in a single year. Historic Environment Scotland (HES), who manage over 300 Historic Scotland visitor attractions across the country representing more than 5,000 years of Scottish history, are celebrating a 17% increase… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland, China’s Palace Museum and Stirling University to explore future documentation of heritage sites

HES to work with Palace Museum to document historic structures following First Minister visit EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today (10 April) welcomed progress on agreement for future exchanges of knowledge between Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and China’s Palace Museum as the two organisations demonstrated examples of their… Read the full press release

Historic attractions all over Scotland ready to welcome visitors for the start of the 2018 summer season

Historic Environment Scotland launch 2018 season and events programme EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic attractions all over Scotland, from Jarlshof in Shetland to Hermitage Castle in the Borders, are preparing to welcome visitors for the start of the 2018 summer season. From 26 March, over 40 castles, cairns and brochs across the… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Edinburgh Castle named the 12th most-visited attraction in the UK for 2017 according to ALVA visitor figures

Edinburgh Castle climbs to 12th most-visited UK attraction as Scotland out-performs rest of UK for 6th year running in ALVA visitor figures EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The annual release of visitor figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has seen Edinburgh Castle leap four places in the rankings to be named the… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland extend Commemorative Plaque Scheme nominations until 28 February as the country marks LGBT History Month

Deadline for plaque nominations extended until 28 February as Scotland asked to help celebrate LGBT history Edinburgh, UK, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are seeking help from the public to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender figures from Scotland’s past as the country marks LGBT History Month. HES are extending nominations… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces next stage of conservation work at 4000-year old Ring of Brodgar

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced the next stage of conservation work at the world famous Ring of Brodgar, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. The 4000-year old Ring of Brodgar is one of the largest stone circles in Britain, with 27 standing stones occupying a… Read the full press release

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