Historic Environment Scotland which manages key historical sites across Scotland and in Orkney like Skara Brae will be phasing in the opening up of some of the properties in its care. Others will remain closed for the duration of 2020.
“The emotive wording of some responses expressed the pressures people were under to cope with the crisis on a personal and professional level”
The impact of mass tourism on the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘The Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ was the subject of a public consultation commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland.
With all visitor places closed, Historic Environment Scotland has launched a new model of its top attraction, Edinburgh Castle in 3D.
“This research shows that Darnaway still had reserves of old growth oak, by then a very scarce and valuable resource in Scotland.”
“This new tool offers the advantage of being able to conduct inspection and analysis of 3D data remotely, while still obtaining precise results.” Lyn Wilson, HES
The archives showcase rural and urban Scotland in the 1970s and 1980s, from crofts in the Highlands and farms in Orkney to large estates in Fife and tenements in Glasgow.
The resources are suitable for all ages encouraging learning at home through creativity, play and investigation.
This resource is aimed at primary school age pupils and other young learners
All HES staff will stay at home now unless specifically requested to support our emergency response or the controlled shutdown of the estate in the coming week.