Historic Scotland: Exhibition exploring the links between Edinburgh and other major cities opens at Edinburgh Castle

EDINBURGH, 2015-12-10 — /Travel PR News/ — An innovative new Scottish-led exhibition exploring the links between Edinburgh and other major cities opens at Edinburgh Castle today (9th December). A Tale of Two Cities pairs the Scottish capital with other locations that have shared key periods of change over the centuries, and uses a combination of… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Stirling Castle again transforms its esplanade shop for the festive season into dedicated Christmas shop

EDINBURGH, 2015-11-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With just a month to go until the big day, Stirling Castle is swinging into the Christmas spirit with a series of events and offers including late night shopping, festive feasting and Christmas carols. Stirling Castle has once again transformed its esplanade shop for the festive season into… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: New book aims to overturn the popular perception of St Kilda as a community isolated from the rest of the world

EDINBURGH, 2015-11-4 — /Travel PR News/ — A new book published today (Monday 2nd November) aims to overturn the popular perception of St Kilda as a community isolated from the rest of the world. St Kilda: The Last and Outmost Isle combines the results of the most detailed archaeological survey of the islands ever undertaken,… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: See behind the scenes of live archaeological dig on 12 and 13 September, Tantallon Castle Uncovered

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2015-9-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors to Tantallon Castle can see behind the scenes of a live archaeological dig this week, culminating in a weekend-long living history event on the 12th and 13th September, Tantallon Uncovered. Archaeological excavations in recent years have uncovered tantalising glimpses of the castle’s medieval history, and Historic… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: public consultation on Scotland’s Historic Battlefields and for Gardens and Designed Landscapes underway

EDINBURGH, 2015-8-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of the public, and those within the heritage sector, are being urged by Historic Scotland to come forward and offer their views, comments and ideas as the latest public consultation on Managing Change within the historic environment gets underway. People are encouraged to take this opportunity and… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Enjoy a royal reception at Holyrood Park this Sunday 19th July for a free Living History event with Mary, Queen of Scots and her husband Henry, Lord Darnley

Join Historic Scotland for a free Living History event in Edinburgh this weekend. Scotland, 2015-7-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors will get a royal reception to Holyrood Park this Sunday 19th July as Mary, Queen of Scots and her husband Henry, Lord Darnley take to the park for some Royal Pursuits. From feasting to… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: new website launched to help visitors get the most out of the Antonine Wall

As summer approaches, a new website has been launched to help visitors get the most out of the Antonine Wall. EDINBURGH, 2015-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Featuring an interactive map, downloadable walking and cycling guides, and in-depth information on the archaeology and  history of the wall, the new site will give visitors all the information… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Two historical Scottish watermills will celebrate more than 300 years of milling history as part of National Mills Weekend, 9th – 10th May

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2015-5-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Two historical Scottish watermills will be celebrating more than 300 years of milling history as part of National Mills Weekend. Over the course of a weekend, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May, Perth’s 18th century Stanley Mills and New Abbey Corn Mill in Dumfries, which dates… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park to host unique pop-up dining experience, 8th and 9th May

EDINBURGH, 2015-4-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park, will be the setting for a unique pop-up dining experience this May. Over the course of the weekend, of Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May, the Holyrood Kitchen pop-up restaurant will be offering up the very best in locally sourced ingredients from independent suppliers and… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: 2015 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards now open for entries

Volunteer groups and individuals from across Scotland are being urged to enter the 2015 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards. EDINBURGH, 2015-4-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards, which acknowledge and celebrate the valuable contributions made to Scotland’s historic environment by volunteers or ‘Heritage Angels’, are now inviting entries. Community groups and individuals,… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland carries out public consultation exercise as part of wider review on the cultural significance of the Tinkers’ Heart monument in Argyll

EDINBURGH, 2015-3-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A public consultation exercise is being carried out by Historic Scotland as part of a wider review on the cultural significance of the Tinkers’ Heart monument in Argyll, which will ultimately be used to inform whether the site is designated as a monument of national importance. The Tinkers’… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Rowallan Old Castle to be converted into unique hotel accommodation, while maintaining the historic integrity of the building

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2015-2-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The first steps in paving the way for the conversion of Rowallan Old Castle into a key feature of a top class tourist destination in Kilmaurs, East Ayrshire was announced today (Friday 20 February). Following negotiations between Historic Scotland, Rowallan Castle’s owner Niall Campbell, and East Ayrshire Council,… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Duff House in Banff hosts new exhibition which explores number of pivotal moments in Scotland’s history

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015-1-28 — /Travel PR News/ — An exhibition which explores a number of pivotal moments in Scotland’s history is to open at Duff House in Banff. The Nation//Live is a pioneering project  by the National Galleries of Scotland which saw community groups in five regions across the country paired with a lead artist… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Google Street View launched a new collection of historic Scottish sites

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2014-12-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Some of Scotland’s most iconic heritage sites are now available to view virtually. Google Street View has launched a new collection of historic Scottish sites, allowing people to now explore a number of the nation’s picturesque castles, forts and abbeys from their phone, tablet or computer. Partnering… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Linlithgow Palace to open its gates after hours in the countdown to All Hallows Eve in a series of ‘Fright Night’ events

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-10-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Birthplace to Mary Queen of Scots and once a seat of the Royal Stewart dynasty, Linlithgow Palace will open its gates after hours in the countdown to All Hallows Eve in a series of ‘Fright Night’ events. As Halloween approaches and darkness falls the public will have… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle had record breaking 2 million visitors during summer 2014

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s number one paid for tourist attraction, Edinburgh Castle has recorded a record breaking summer for visitors. The castle, which is Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction, saw 767,566 visitors go through its famous gates between June and September, a 3% increase on the previous record,… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Doune Castle visitors to travel back in time to 16th century this weekend

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-9-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors to Doune Castle this weekend will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the 16th century to find out how the castle would have prepared for a royal visit. Fit for a Queen marks the arrival of Margaret Tudor, the Queen Dowager at Doune Castle, and… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle reports its busiest July on record with 223,107 visitors

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-8-15 — /Travel PR News/ — This year Edinburgh Castle enjoyed its busiest July on record, with 223,107 visitors heading to the site over the course of the month, up five per cent year-on-year. Operated by Historic Scotland, the castle is Scotland’s number one paid-for visitor attraction, welcoming over 1.4 million visitors in 2013. Historic… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Duff House opens new exhibition ‘Being Somewhere’ by artist Olivia Irvine

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-5-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A new exhibition charting the theme of ‘Coming Home’ has opened at Duff House. The exhibition, entitled ‘Being Somewhere’ by artist Olivia Irvine, will see 18 paintings on display, influenced by places that the artist visited or lived in. The artworks – painted in oil on canvas or oil… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Rare medieval William Wallace and Robert the Bruce letters exhibited together for the first time

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-04-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Rare medieval letters relating to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce are to be exhibited together for the first time. The exhibition entitled ‘Wallace, Bruce and Scotland’s Contested Crown’ will open at Stirling Castle next month and brings together two unique manuscripts which provide a fascinating insight into the… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: ‘Dürer’s Fame’ exhibition showcasing Albrecht Dürer’s work opened at Duff House on 3rd April

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-04-8 — /Travel PR News/ — An exhibition charting the work and influence of one of the world’s most celebrated artists has gone on display in the North East of Scotland for the first time. ‘Dürer’s Fame’ which opens at Duff House today (Thursday, 3rd April), showcases the work of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Dürer is… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Inner Forth is set for huge boost after £1.9 million award to revitalise the area

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The historic and natural environment of the Inner Forth is set for a huge boost, following the awarding of £1.9 million to revitalise the area. The money was given to the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (ILFI): a four year series of 50 projects, aiming to improve access to heritage… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle welcomed over 1.4 million visitors for first time in its history

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-3-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Edinburgh Castle most-visited paid-for attraction in Scotland and most-visited paid-for UK attraction outside of London Edinburgh Castle has welcomed over 1.4 million visitors for the first time in its history. The figures were released today (5th March) by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) which comprises over 200… Read the full press release

Scotland: TWO of the country’s most iconic Victorian baths clubs awarded “A” listed status by Historic Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — TWO of the country’s most iconic Victorian baths clubs have been awarded “A” listed status by Historic Scotland. The Arlington Baths Club in Arlington Street, near Charing Cross which was founded in 1870 and The Western Baths Club in Cranworth Street, Hillhead which dates from 1876 remain treasured examples… Read the full press release

Edinburgh Castle Wedding Open Day on Saturday 19th October 2013

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — If love is in the air and wedding bells are on the horizon, why not come to the stunning location of Edinburgh Castle and join us at our Wedding Open Day on Saturday 19th October 2013? The Open Day will take place from 11:00 to 16:00 and will showcase Edinburgh Castle’s… Read the full press release

Tantallon Castle visitors can now find out what lies beneath as archaeologists from Historic Scotland and Kirkdale Archaeology are currently on site

Visitors to Tantallon Castle are able to find out more about what lies beneath this month. North Berwick, Scotland, 2013-10-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Archaeologists from Historic Scotland and Kirkdale Archaeology are currently on site, along with a team of local volunteers from the Friends of North Berwick Museum, and are excavating a series of trenches within the… Read the full press release

Visitors to some of Scotland’s most famous historic sites will be able to channel their inner artist this October

2013-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to some of Scotland’s most famous historic sites will be able to channel their inner artist next month. A number of Historic Scotland sites are taking part in ‘The Big Draw’, the world’s biggest drawing festival. The participating sites are Edinburgh Castle, Duff House, Bothwell Castle, Urquhart Castle, Iona Abbey, Castle… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: apprentice given the chance to learn centuries old skills helping conserve one of Orkney’s most impressive landmarks

2013-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — A young woman is to be given the chance to learn centuries old skills, to help conserve one of Orkney’s most impressive landmarks. Sophie Turner, aged 22 and a graduate in Photography and Film from Napier University in Edinburgh  will take up her chisel and begin a four year apprenticeship in stonemasonry… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland introduced ‘At Land and Sea’ event Rothesay Castle to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Largs

2013-09-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Historic Scotland has unveiled its afternoon programme of activities at Rothesay Castle as part of this month’s ‘At Land and Sea’ event which is commemorating the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Largs. The organisation, which manages Rothesay Castle, will be offering free entry to the public from 2.30pm on Saturday 28th… Read the full press release

Vote for Edinburgh Castle to win the Top UK Heritage Attraction award in the prestigious British Travel Awards

2013-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The countdown is on for people to vote for Edinburgh Castle to win the Top UK Heritage Attraction award in the prestigious British Travel Awards. The competition closes on 30th September 2013. The castle, which was awarded the accolade in 2011 and 2012,  is the only Scottish heritage attraction on the short-list and… Read the full press release