“Orkney is home to some of Scotland’s most significant and diverse heritage sites, spanning 5,000 years of history, and these inspections will allow us to assess and mitigate the impact that climate change and other factors has had on them. ” Craig Mearns, Director of Operations at HES
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is proposing to add the Piper Alpha Memorial Garden to the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes and designate the Memorial itself as a listed building.
Mousa to Mackintosh is a chronological history of Scottish architecture, from brochs and classical country houses to baronial tower-houses and modernist New Towns.
‘My meditations near the Ring of Brogar were momentarily interrupted by an Orcadian peasant. “Can you point out to me,” I asked ” The ring of Bukan?”
£3,566,935 has been awarded to 11 organisations throughout Scotland to support the work they do in promoting history and heritage.
Today the Stone of Destiny is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) on behalf of the Commissioners for the Safeguarding of the Regalia. HES have been conducting forensic tests on the Stone using a variety of techniques.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced the opening times of its sites across Orkney.
“Inclusive and accessible funding for communities and organisations looking to engage with, preserve and protect our historic environment is vital.” Neil Gray, Culture Minister in the Scottish Government
It’s been several months since we last paid a visit to The Ring of Brodgar. We went on Saturday 11th of February 2023 to see how the protection measures were faring at this World Heritage Site
“This is such a symbolically significant step as this is the first time ever that Shetlanders can see their own language represented as an equal among other languages on one of their own historical sites.” Prof. Dr. Viveka Velupillai