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  Historic Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historic Scotland is the Scottish executive agency responsible for historic monuments.
"Historic Scotland was created as an agency in 1991 and was attached to the Scottish Executive Education Department, which embraces all aspects of the cultural heritage, in May 1999.
In 2002, proposals to restore Castle Tioram in the West Highlands, by putting a roof back on, were blocked by Historic Scotland, who favoured stabilising it as a ruin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Historic_Scotland   (231 words)

 Scotland genealogy links
In 1542 Mary, Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian and became Queen of Scotland at the age of one week.
The Palace of Holyrood House is in Edinburgh and is the Queen's official residence in Scotland.
The Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister in 1852-55, was born as George Gordon in Edinburgh in 1784.
www.genealogyinengland.com /International/scotland.htm   (2254 words)

 Historic places to go - Kingdom of Fife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Next to the Abbey is the ruin of the Royal Palace rebuilt from the guest house of the monastry in the 16th century for James VI and his Queen.
One of the earliest artillery forts in Scotland, begun for James II in 1460.
It was the earliest collegiate church in Scotland.
www.electricscotland.com /historic/fifecent.html   (611 words)

 Chrysalis Books - Historic Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
From the 5th to the 10th century, Scotland was home to a variety of diverse...
Our picture of 500 years of life in Scotland has been extended and enriched enormously by the discoveries that have been made in the countryside and in the...
Part of the Historic Scotland Series.The medieval abbeys and priories are among the most inspiring buildings ever built on Scottish soil.
www.conwaymaritime.co.uk /category/historicscotland   (228 words)

 Historic Scotland
Historic Scotland was first written about in "Tacitus - The Annals of Imperial Rome" in the first century AD.
Agricola’s men were led from the "central belt" of Historic Scotland north by their retreating enemy.
Historic Scotland has therefore never been completely dominated by the Romans with the Caledonians leader, "Calgacus" and his men finding safe refuge in the highland massif.
www.scottishholidays.net /visit/scotland-historic.html   (369 words)

 Historic Scotland Castle
Anyway, Historic Scotland is an organization, and you can purchase a membership to said organization which entitles you to visit all these locations for free, even if you are not wearing pants (well that's what the brochure says).
For the most part, Historic Scotland manages Castles and Abbeys, which are both very historic, as well as being in Scotland.
Lucky for Historic Scotland that those PREhistoric forts were destroyed, or otherwise they wouldn't be allowed to manage the sites (at least not without lots of paperwork).
www.oznet.ksu.edu /ed_ansi_rozell/Scotland/historic_scotland_castle.htm   (502 words)

 Scottish Books - Historic Scotland
Drawing on recent archaeological evidence and historical research, this book examines the origins of the Picts and the Dal Riata (Gaels), and how they became Scots.
This book traces the development of society in Scotland, from fragmented Iron Age tribes, into Picts, Scots and Britons, and uses reconstruction drawings and photographs to illustrate what Celtic life was like.
A picture of 500 years of medieval life in Scotland, knowledge of which has been considerably extended and enriched by the discoveries that have been made in the countryside, and in the burghs, castles and abbeys, during two decades of excavation.
www.virtualhebrides.com /scottishbooks/historic.htm   (553 words)

 GENUKI: Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
GRO Scotland list of the Old Parochial Registers links to an alphabetical list of parishes, with numbers 1 to 901, and has a list showing allocation of numbers to groups of counties.
Many land and property records are held at the National Archives of Scotland of which probably the main ones are the Registers of Sasines, recording the transfer of ownership of land.
The Workhouse in Scotland from Peter Higginbotham is a history of the poor law and poorhouses in Scotland.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/sct   (2994 words)

 Scottish Tourist Sites - Historic Scotland
There is a lot to see and do at Historic Scotland property so why not make a day of it?  Discover the glittering crown jewels exhibition and the Stone of Destiny at Edinburgh Castle.  And then get your breath back in the restaurant with its panoramic views across Scotland’s capital.
Historic Scotland properties make a great day out for the family.  Most of our properties have quizzes written specially for children.  Ask the steward when you arrive for a copy.
Caerlaverock, one of Scotland’s finest castles, is everyone’s idea of a medieval fortress.  The scene of two famous sieges this moated castle has a children’s adventure park, model siege engine and nature trail in its grounds.
www.huddersfield1.co.uk /scottourist/scothistoric.htm   (3742 words)

 Historic Scotland
SimplyScottish.com is proud to partner with Historic Scotland, the Scottish government's official organization for safeguarding Scotland's built heritage.
Here we feature titles in the Historic Scotland Book Series, a major series in which leading authors interpret the principle Scottish archaeological and architectural monuments.
The first book, Historic Scotland, gives a general overview of Scotland's built heritage through the centuries, while the second book, Historic Scotland: People and Places, is a fascinating survey of the individuals whose associations with particular locations illuminate over 5000 years of Scotland's history.
www.simplyscottish.com /readingroom/history/historic_scotland.htm   (398 words)

 Edinburgh GIS Research: Historic Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Secretary of State for Scotland is the responsible Minister, supported by the Minister for Agriculture and the Environment.
One of their long term aims is to be able to describe the ancient climate, land forms, soils, flora, fauna and human activity in Scotland from about 130,000 BC to the present, at chronological and spatial resolutions which will allow effective cross disciplinary and public communication.
As well as opening properties to the public, Historic Scotland aim to educate their visitors by the use of guidebooks and exciting displays.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/research/spsi/histscot.html   (335 words)

 Historic Scotland
In its original state, it formed a cirlce of 60 stones - 27 of which remain - with a diameter of 120 yards (109 metres).
Both these geological wonders were ascribed to the same legendary figure: the 3rd century Irish warrior-hero, Finn MacCool, known in Scotland as Fingal and often portrayed as a giant.
He was said to have built a magic bridge between Ireland and the Hebrides, so that he could visit his sweetheart in the Scottish Isles.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Aegean/2653/historic.htm   (926 words)

 Scotland Travel Directory
Historic Places to go in Scotland - An illustrated gazetteer of historic properties in Scotland, arranged by region.
Scotland Counties Map - map of all the Scottish counties.
The A to Z of Scotland - Scottish cities, towns, lochs and islands, arranged into an A to Z with pictures, facts and statistics.
www.britainexpress.com /scotland/sites   (1245 words)

 Castles in Scotland and Scottish Historic Houses
The oldest continually inhabited house or castle in Scotland, Traquair is also one of the most romantic.
This is a history of this strife torn castle, one of Scotland's largest and most important.
This is the monogram of Francis Stuart who built magnificent Renaissance additions to the medieval Castle of Crichton which overlooks the river Tyne just South of Edinburgh.
www.aboutscotland.co.uk /castles/castles.html   (352 words)

 Historic Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
For historic scotland, fingals cave, staffa, duart castle look no further.
To operate the hotel as a profitable commercial enterprise, giving market return on capital invested, and the potential of increasing capital value as the business is gradually developed.
It is important to the Directors that as many hotel staff members as possible share the vision and aims held by the Company for the hotel, and are therefore motivated in making them a reality.
www.stcolumba-hotel.co.uk /scotland.htm   (364 words)

 home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Scottish slate was historically produced from four areas across the country: Ballachulish, Easdale, Highland Border and Macduff.
Historic Scotland commissioned the University of Dundee to study the factors affecting the demand for Scottish slate.
Historic Scotland has also been fortunate to be able to publish Gerald Emerton’s Research Report
www.cotac.org.uk /articles/HScot/TAN21.htm   (787 words)

 » Historic Scotland - Edinburgh Sucks!
The story of Historic Scotland not allowing various concerts ahead this summer at the Castle is a disappointment to me and many other concert-goers, especially since Regular Music who are behind these concerts have done an amazing job in organisation for decades.
It is about time Anderson (who still believes that the city is clean because he has the Cleansing Department constantly cleaning the streets he regularly walks down) woke up smelled the coffee and started realising the amount of red tape us citizens have to put up with because his personal actions.
Now, I’m not saying that these could not have been worked out between the Council, Regular Music and Historic Scotland, but for Anderson to call the health and safety of people red tape is a bloody cheek.
www.edinburghsucks.com /?cat=10   (446 words)

 St. Mary's 2002-Historic Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Following in February 1999 an application submitted on behalf of St Mary's Parish by Chartered Architects, Quigley Associates, Historic Scotland has indicated its willingness in principle to financially support our repair and refurbishment project.
Before declaring its support in principle, Historic Scotland conducted its own architectural survey of the church building.
In May 2000, after a great deal of drafting and re-drafting of proposals, Historic Scotland indicated it might offer grants up to £383,000.
home.freeuk.net /stmgreenock/historicscotland.html   (221 words)

 The National Trust for Scotland - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Following last year’s disastrous breeding season for Scotland’s seabirds, early signs this summer indicate that the situation could be repeated again in 2005 due to Climate Change.
The National Trust for Scotland is delighted to announce that The Tenement House, Garnethill, Glasgow has been named as of the UK’s Top 10 museums by Period Living and Traditional Homes magazine.
The National Trust for Scotland is a charity (No. SC 007410) and depends for its support on the subscriptions of its members, donations and legacies.
www.nts.org.uk   (1294 words)

 Scottish Holidays - A Travel Guide to Holidays in Scotland
Travel to Scotland and have the vacation of a lifetime in a land of inspiration, where you can fill your lungs with clean air and drink the purest water, straight from the springs, burns and rivers found in the never ending hills and glens.
Some forty million years ago, Historic Scotland was conceived by the raging planet - moving plates, earthquakes, tremendous volcanic activity and ice ages helped shape the land that made Scotland, the last great wilderness in Europe today.
Visit Scotland, and you'll find that it's not just people who love travelling here, a rich diversity of wildlife including swans and numerous types of geese, favour Scotland for a winter break.
www.scottishholidays.net   (595 words)

 Historic Scotland - Hotels - compare prices, reviews and buy at NexTag - Price - Review
Dalwhinnie is the highest village in the highlands of Scotland.Queen Victoria thought that the historic Inn at Dalwhinnie worth a visit...
The Best Western Burnett Arms Hotel is a historic coaching inn - circa 1850 - ideally situated for touring Royal Deeside...
A 17th Century family house built on 15th century foundations, Pittodrie House is one of the most historic hotels in Scotland...
www.nextag.com /goto.jsp?p=169&search=historic+scotland&node=2703100   (124 words)

 Historic Scotland found Swiftly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Visit luxury hotels of Scotland and discover the originality, the authenticity and the culinary expression of Scotland.
Scotland A constituent country of the United Kingdom comprising the northern part of the island of Great Britain as well as the Hebrides, Shetland Islands, and Orkney Islands.
Historic Scotland safeguards the nation's built heritage and promotes its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of...
www.movefm.co.uk /moveinfo/historic_scotland.html   (480 words)

 historic scotland events in stirling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In this section you will find details of Historic Scotland's annual, events programme at Stirling Castle, Doune Castle and Argyll's Lodging.
Members of the Early Music Forum of Scotland will be staging a series of performances throughout the day.
It was returned to Edinburgh Castle on 30 November 1996, 700 years after it was taken to England by Edward I. It remains a potent symbol of Scotland and sits beside the Crown Jewels and Honours of Scotland within the castle.
www.instirling.com /events/events.html   (662 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Scotland's Castles (Historic Scotland S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A study of the castles of Scotland from the 12th century, and the dramatic part that they and their inhabitants have played in Scottish history.
A superb, readable introduction to Scotland's castles and tower houses by a real expert in his field, with particular emphasis on those in the care of the Scottish Government (Historic Scotland) and so easily accessible to the public.
For someone wanting to know the detail of Castle, why they were built, how they were built and their evolutions through the centuries they were used, this is a wonderful treat.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0713479655   (522 words)

 eBay - historic scotland, Nonfiction Books, Maps, Atlases, Globes items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Scotland '99 : The Complete Guide with Historic Citi...
NEW - Picts, Gaels and Scots (Historic Scotland) by Sal 
Scotland's castles (Historic Scotland) by C. J Tabraham 
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=historic+scotland&...   (334 words)

 Historic Scotland
Historic Scotland safeguards the nation's built heritage and promotes its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
In our website you can find information on more than 300 properties in our care and Scotland's listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments.
Sell-out success ‘Burn the witch’ tours Scotland for a night of comedy and chills
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk   (93 words)

 Historic Scotland
Membership inHistoric Scotland provides entry to over 300 heritage properties in Scotland.
Historic Scotland is the Scottish equivalent of English Heritage, preserving Scotland's built heritage from prehistoric standing stones to medieval castles and formal great gardens through to Georgian houses, Victorian factories and Second World War defences.
When you visit their properties, you can enter a tomb built before the pyramids, discover the glittering Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, or head for the Highlands and Ft. George.
www.britainexpress.com /historic-scotland.htm   (129 words)

 Humbul full record view for -- Historic Scotland
There is a database of all listed buildings in Scotland, which may be searched by Council, Parish, or keyword.
There is a special report on Urquhart Castle, an introduction to carbon dating techniques, information about historic visitor attractions, a list of places available as film locations, a searchable bibliography of publications, and an online tourist gift shop.
The web site also provides an educational service which requires registration.As may be gathered from the above, this site is aimed more towards the general public than the academic, but may nevertheless prove useful for the historic building searches, the bibliography, and possibly even for providing the opening hours of historic sites.
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/full2.php?id=863   (223 words)

 Gazetteer for Scotland: Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Entries in the Gazetteer for Scotland have been compiled using a range of primary and secondary sources collected by the editors.
O'Dell, A.C. (1939) The Historical Geography of the Shetland Islands.
Ritchie, Graham and Mary Harman (1996) Exploring Scotland's Heritage: Argyll and the Western Isles.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/Sources.html   (5038 words)

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