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Scotland is more than just beautiful natural scenery. It is steeped in a rich and colourful history dating back millennia. From World Heritage Sites to ancient stone circles, brooding castles to historic battlefields, cultural traditions to myths and legends, Scotland has quite a fascinating past. Join Imagine Alba as we weave tales of legendary rulers, mythical warriors, celebrated poets, fierce clans and epic battles, all set against Scotland’s distinctive panoramic landscapes.

June 27, 2019

Nominations have opened for this year’s national Commemorative Plaque scheme.

Historic Environment Scotland administer the scheme and are asking the public to nominate noteworthy individuals from Scottish public life whose contribution should be celebrated with a plaque.

Since launching in 2012, the Commemorative Plaque scheme has seen a range of influential Scots remembered, including explorers, inventors, artists, poets and po...

June 24, 2019

This 3-hour luxury tour of Oban showcases some of the most incredible archaeology and history in Argyll. Relax and ride in comfort with your kilted driver and historian guide as you explore Dunstaffnage Castle, the Falls of Lora, Glen Lonan, Bronze Age megaliths and Historic Kilbride.

Your guide is a historian, archaeologist and travel & food writer with more than 20 years of experience, and a certified Yellow Badge Scottish To...

April 29, 2019

A 3D reconstruction of the tomb of Robert the Bruce is to go on display at Dunfermline Abbey Church.

The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce, a collaborative project between HES's predecessor bodies and the Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation (CDDV) to recreate the tomb from fragments, started in 2013.  The reconstruction was then exhibited at a number of venues across the country, and will now be permanently housed at...

April 15, 2019

A reconstruction, commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland, has revealed the face of a Neolithic dog for the first time in over 4,000 years

The reconstruction has been created from the skull of a dog discovered in Cuween Hill chambered cairn on Orkney.

The canine skull, now in the collection of National Museums Scotland, was CT- scanned by staff in the Diagnostic Imaging Service at Edinburgh University's Royal (Dick) School...

March 15, 2019

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published a new 3D digital model of Fossil Grove in Glasgow, allowing users to explore the city’s ancient forest from a unique perspective.

The interactive model, available to view online via Sketchfab, has been created through a combination of 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry. This process involves taking hundreds of overlapping images which are then combined to create a 3D model, en...

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