Five-minute Folklore: Myths and Legends from Around Scotland
Historic Environment Scotland
by Samuel Wilson
2w ago
Treasure-filled tunnels, helpful ghosts and dalliances with the devil feature in our pick of the best folklore from Scotland's historic places. The post Five-minute Folklore: Myths and Legends from Around Scotland appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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Uncovering Stories in the Bookcases of Trinity House
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by Guest Blog
1M ago
Explore some of Trinity House’s books that tell the stories of pirates, mutiny and Scotland’s link to the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The post Uncovering Stories in the Bookcases of Trinity House appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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The Wraith at Fort George: A Ghost Story for Christmas
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by Samuel Wilson
1M ago
This spinetingling story by William Kirk was first printed in Cabar Feidh, the Journal of The Seaforth Highlanders, in September 1936. The post The Wraith at Fort George: A Ghost Story for Christmas appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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A Christmas Recipe from The Hebridean Baker
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by Guest Blog
1M ago
The Scots word Yule comes from the Old Norse Jól, a celebration of the winter solstice. Jól was celebrated as a big feast, toasting for the passing of winter, for harmony, fertility and happiness in the new year. After the Reformation of 1560, John Knox, founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, banned the celebration […] The post A Christmas Recipe from The Hebridean Baker appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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The Toast of the Town: A History of Brewing in Edinburgh
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by Fin Cunningham
2M ago
To mark the official launch of the brand new Edinburgh Castle IPA, we raise a glass to Edinburgh's long history of brewing. The post The Toast of the Town: A History of Brewing in Edinburgh appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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Learning from past masters at Skelmorlie Aisle
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by Guest Blog
2M ago
Senior Paintings Conservator, Ailsa Murray, sheds some light on the history of hidden gem, Skelmorlie Aisle, and explains how it inspired a pandemic project to explore sustainability within paintings conservation and share a message about climate change. The post Learning from past masters at Skelmorlie Aisle appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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Five fascinating people from Georgian Edinburgh 
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by Rachel Nicholson
2M ago
Meet five faces from the streets of Enlightenment Edinburgh as we launch our brand-new learning resource, Go Auld Reekie. The post Five fascinating people from Georgian Edinburgh  appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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Breathing New Life Into Scottish Castles
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by Samuel Wilson
2M ago
We take a look at recently completed restoration projects at two intriguing Scottish monuments. The post Breathing New Life Into Scottish Castles appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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Scotland’s Historic Gravestones
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by Lynsey Haworth
3M ago
Lynsey Haworth from our collections team takes a time-travelling journey through the gravestones in our care. The post Scotland’s Historic Gravestones appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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Dorothea Thomas: A Lasting Legacy
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by Bryony Donnelly
3M ago
Learn how a young woman from Grenada brought a change in Scots law that lasted 180 years. The post Dorothea Thomas: A Lasting Legacy appeared first on Historic Environment Scotland Blog ..read more
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