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Gaelic language under threat as SNP Government cuts funding

The Scottish Government has reportedly decided to cut £354,000 from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, a body set up to protect and promote the Gaelic language. This cut in funding has raised concerns that the survival...

Lost village on Isle of Skye discovered during forestry work

During an environmental check before harvesting in Glen Brittle Forest on the Isle of Skye, the low stone walls and earthen banks of a post-medieval township were discovered. The township is believed to date...

The search for Scotland’s ancient pinewoods

Trees for Life and Woodland Trust Scotland have begun a project to discover the lost pinewoods of Scotland before they disappear. The Wild Pine Project is a joint initiative by Trees for Life and Woodland...

Medieval Fearn Abbey in possible community buyout

Fearn Amenities has received a £20,000 grant to explore the potential purchase of Fearn Abbey in Easter Ross as a community asset. Highland Council approved the funding for a feasibility study and business plan for...

Views sought on Antonine Wall management plan

Historic Environment Scotland, in partnership with Falkirk Council, East Dunbartonshire Council, West Dunbartonshire Council, North Lanarkshire Council and Glasgow City Council, is organizing consultation sessions for the community to seek their input on shaping...

Medieval carvings on Isle of Luing at risk of weather damage

13th-century carvings at Kilchattan Old Parish Church on the Argyll island of Luing are at risk of being weathered away and Luing History Group are concerned they might be lost forever before they have...

Missing Stone of Destiny fragment discovered at SNP HQ

A "missing" fragment of the Stone of Destiny which was gifted to First Minister Alex Salmond in 2008 has been discovered in a cupboard at the headquarters of the Scottish National Party. The Stone of...

University of Aberdeen research on the Picts to feature on two new TV shows

The University of Aberdeen Archaeology Department's efforts to unveil the history of the Picts have earned them a place on the shortlist for a highly esteemed book award and will see their work showcased...