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Historic Scotland 12h
Tonight is the midsummer . 🌕 The alignment of the stones at Loanhead Stone Circle appears to be focused on the midsummer moon. The recumbent slab & flanking pillar seem to frame the moon when viewed from within the circle.
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Historic Scotland 12h
Replying to @prajaktask27
It's a great tradition! The website for the event is
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Historic Scotland 12h
We've got a few road closures in Holyrood Park over the next few days to allow for maintenance. 18 June, 9.30am-1pm, Queen’s Drive - Galloping Glen 19 June, 09.30am-3.30pm, Duddingston Low Road 19 June 5.30pm- 20 June 3.30pm, Queen’s Drive - High Road
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Historic Scotland 13h
It's a bit too blowy on Loch Leven for our little boats this afternoon, so there will be no more sailings to Lochleven Castle today
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Historic Scotland 13h
Good luck to everyone taking part in the Linlithgow Marches tomorrow (18 June)! Participants will walk from Linlithgow to Blackness. If you're visiting Linlithgow Palace or Blackness Castle, please be aware that local road closures & diversions will be in place.
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Historic Scotland 15h
Our guided tours are full of ! Find out where you can be bowled over by extraordinary information from the annuls of history this week... 👇👇👇
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Historic Scotland 15h
Replying to @euggs
There still seems to be *quite* a breeze if the flagpole is anything to go by! Glad you enjoyed your trip to The Rock! 👍
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Historic Scotland 15h
Hello! Could this be Dunglass or Rossdhu Castle? We haven't images to hand our@HistEnvScot resources might be able to help! Try searching the records on Canmore () or ( ) Good luck!
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Historic Scotland 16h
We don’t know when Hilton of Cadboll Chapel was built - all that remains are the footings. Tradition tells that local people buried unbaptised infants & people who died by suicide here until the late 1800s.
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Historic Scotland 18h
Sorry folks, but Corgarff Castle & Spynie Palace are closed today (17 June). If you're in the north of Scotland you can find alternative places to visit here:
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Historic Scotland 18h
Hi folks, if you're visiting Kildrummy Castle today (17 June) or Tolquhon Castle today or tomorrow (17 & 18 June) please note that the visitor centres and toilets will be closed but you will still be able to view the castles.
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Historic Scotland 18h
Replying to @welovehistory
The boats at Inchmahome Priory will also be unable to sail today (17 June) due to strong winds. Sorry folks!
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Historic Scotland Jun 16
Sorry folks Bishop’s Tower is closed today (Sunday 16 June)
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Historic Scotland Jun 16
in 1567 was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle, a walled castle on an island. During her time here, the floor above the hall was her prison. A window was converted into a tiny chapel for her private use. Relive the saga on our blog:
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Historic Scotland Jun 16
Replying to @BarleyPlanet
Hello, thanks for your message. The gravestones are undergoing essential conservation work to ensure public safety. If you wish to visit, we can arrange staff to escort you in safely. Let us know, Thanks
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Historic Scotland Jun 16
In 1642 the Ruthwell Cross was named in an act against 'idolatrous monuments'. Reluctantly & very carefully the local minister destroyed it. So carefully, that it was possible to piece the cross back together & it was returned to the kirk in 1887.
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Historic Scotland Jun 16
The Edinburgh weather finally seems to be getting brighter! A reminder if you‘re out and about in Holyrood Park that the Radical Road is currently closed due to an active risk of rockfall. See maps of other routes at
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Historic Scotland Jun 16
Happy ! We hope you're all better to your dads than James Crichton. He locked his dad up in Blackness Castle in 1454. Dads are safe to come to Blackness Castle these days. We hardly ever lock them up! Why not pop by today?
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Historic Scotland Jun 16
Sorry folks but due to roadworks, Crossraguel Abbey is closed today (Sunday 16 June)
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Historic Scotland Jun 15
Got your tickets for our popular Water Safari at Linlithgow Palace yet? Be quick!
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