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People & Places

Police investigate damage to ancient Highland burial cairn

Police are investigating deliberate damage to an ancient burial cairn in the Highlands which is more than 5,000 years old.

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A new town in East Lothian should be named after Prince Charles Edward Stuart - or Bonnie Prince Charlie - experts have claimed. PIC: Contributed.

Name new town after Bonnie Prince Charlie, historian says

Battlefield experts are calling for a new town in East Lothian to be named after Bonnie Prince Charlie given the significance of the land to the first encounter of the 1745 Jacobite rising.

Inchmurrin Island on Loch Lomond is home to the Scottish Outdoor Club. PIC: Creative Commons.

Nudist island on Loch Lomond to open to public

A nudist club based on a Loch Lomond island is to welcome visitors for the first time.

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Marrel Garbh Allt, the area now under community ownership. PIC: Contributed.

Community buys land from Highland Clearances estate

A community in the far north east of Scotland has “followed in the footsteps” of their land reforming ancestors with a buyout of land from the Sutherland Estates.

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More than 300 objections have been lodged against the flats proposed for Rubislaw Quarry. PIC: Contributed.

Boost for controversial flats plan at Aberdeen quarry

A controversial scheme to build 299 flats at a historic Aberdeen quarry is a step closer to being approved.

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The finds were made during the first ever excavation of the site. PIC: ORCA.

Remains of possible Iron Age settlement found in Caithness

Remains of a previously unknown prehistoric settlement may have been found by archaeologists working in the far north of Scotland.

Tour guide Jamie Shannon died after falling at cliffs at Yesnaby, Orkney, as he tried to photograph a puffin. PIC: Cascade News.

Tour guide fell to his death ‘photographing a puffin’

A “happy and popular” tour guide fell 50 metres to his death while trying to photograph a puffin on Orkney.

Young trees overlooking Loch Tarsan in Argyll and Bute. PIC:

14 million new trees planted in Scotland

Around 14 million new trees were planted in Scotland last year with £33m paid to landowners to create new woodland.

Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness is looking for summer staff. PIC: Michael Scott/Flickr/Creative Commons.

History lovers wanted by Highland castle this summer

For history lovers, this summer job must rank up there with the best.

The Cochno Stone at Faifley was excavated in 2015 and 2016 and then reburied to protect it from damage. PIC: John Devlin/TSPL.

When prehistoric people lived around Glasgow

Prehistoric people were likely to have lived in a number of settlements scattered around present-day Glasgow, research has found.

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Video: 12 words and phrases from Orkney Islands

You could listen to an Orcadian talk all day long.

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Residents on Sanday were unable to access their homes at high tide. PIC: Contributed.

Tiny Scottish island gets road for first time

The first road has opened on the tiny island of Sanday.

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National Trust for Scotland has led a work group at Glen Shiel to gain more information about the encounter between Jacobites - aided by around 300 Spaniards  - and the British Government in 1719. PIC: NTS.

Study at battlefield glen where Spanish joined the Jacobites

Archaeologists have been surveying for the first time the site of the sole battle of the 1719 Jacobite rising when around 300 Spanish soldiers fought alongside the rebels in the Highlands.

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A cannon from the doomed ship HMS Bounty has sold for �20,000 after being found on a Scottish estate.

Cannon from Bounty ship sold after being found on Scots estate

The true story of a disaffected crew who overthrew their cruel captain was immortalised in the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty.

David Thomson, senior preventative conservator, inside the now empty Burrell Collection. Picture: Glasgow Museums Collection

Scots businessman donates £1m to Burrell Collection refurbishment

Plans to refurbish a museum containing one of Scotland’s most internationally significant collections of art have been boosted by a £1m donation from businessman Sir Angus Grossart.

Academics believe that Burns' intense bursts of creativity, depression and troubled personal life may have been caused by bipolar disorder. PIC: Contributed.

Robert Burns may have had bipolar, academics claim

Robert Burns may have suffered from bipolar disorder, according to researchers at Glasgow University.

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Arthur Davidovich MacPherson, who founded the All-Russian Football Federation

The Scot who pioneered football in Russia

Scotland’s national football team won’t be jetting off to Russia this week. But that’s not to say that a Scottish presence isn’t to be found at the 2018 World Cup.

A Gaelic manuscript at the National Library of Scotland

Medieval manuscripts secure global heritage status for Gaelic

Centuries old Gaelic manuscripts have been given global significance status by world heritage experts at Unesco due to their cultural importance.

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Sir Tom Devine, who is considered the great authority on Scottish history, has called for battlefields to be protected in law following recent controversy over a new housing development at Culloden. PIC: TSPL.

Sir Tom Devine calls for battlefields to be protected in law

The nation’s leading historian has called for Scotland’s battlefields to be protected in law from developers following controversy over new housing to be built at Culloden.

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The Gairnshiel Bridge near Ballater is to be replaced. PIC: Visit Scotland.

Historic bridge built after Jacobite rising to be replaced

A historic Deeside bridge that was built following the 1745 Jacobite rising to improve army access to the Highlands is to be replaced.

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