Category Archives: Scotland

Cawdor Castle – No Trace of Lady Macbeth but Plenty of Palladianism

Cawdor castle lies 5 miles south-west of Nairn in the north east of Scotland. It was chosen by William Shakespeare as one of the principle settings for his play “The Tragedy of Macbeth” first performed in 1606 for King James … Continue reading

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The Borders Textile Towerhouse

A recent visit to Hawick in the Scottish Borders was an opportunity to visit the oldest building in this charming county town of Roxburghshire. The Black Tower as it once known was built by James Douglas of Drumlanrig in the … Continue reading

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VR Immersion in the Battle of Bannockburn

This is the second of two articles on Battlefield Heritage Centres. The Battle of Bannockburn (23-24 June 1314) was a significant Scottish victory by Robert the Bruce and his army against a much larger English force led by King Edward … Continue reading

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Culloden Visitor Centre – Modern architecture meets contested heritage

This is the first of two articles on Battlefield Heritage Centres. Opened during Scotland’s Year of Highland Culture in 2007 and designed by Hoskins Architects, the Culloden Visitor Centre in Scotland is a large and recent, bespoke heritage destination in … Continue reading

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Groam House Museum – Pictish Art in the Black Isle

A visit to Groam House museum (http://www.groamhouse.org.uk/ ) is a rewarding experience if you have an interest in insular art or just a curiosity about local pre-history in the north of Scotland. Groam House Museum Ltd is a small independent, … Continue reading

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Medieval “Lantern of the North” gets LED Projection Mapping

The opening of a new exhibition by Historic Scotland on Good Friday 2016 at Elgin cathedral was an opportunity to see arguably the best collection of medieval architectural sculpture in Scotland and one which has been inaccessible to the public … Continue reading

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