Monday 15 July, 2024

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Old Military Road in Glen Croe to be improved

Transport Scotland has announced that work to improve the Old Military Road through Glen Croe, which was once part of Major William Caulfeild's Dumbarton to Inveraray military road, would go ahead. A contract has been...

Propeller from Second World War aircraft found on Arran

A propeller blade thought to be from a Second World War aircraft has been discovered on the Isle of Arran. A contractor working for the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) discovered the propellor blade wrapped...

Strong support to save traditional skills in heritage sector

A recent survey conducted by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has found that there is significant support for the preservation of traditional skills and jobs required to protect Scotland's historic buildings and properties. The survey...

Rothesay Castle re-opens following conservation work

Rothesay Castle, which is managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES), has fully reopened to visitors following temporary access restrictions due to a high-level masonry programme. The programme examined the impact of climate change on...

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...