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New memorial wall will remember 736 men lost with Lord Kitchener on HMS Hampshire in 1916

A commemorative wall bearing the names of all 736 men lost when HMS Hampshire sank during the First World War is to be built around Orkney's Kitchener Memorial.

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Blackouts, Zeppelin raids and peace: New Scars on the City exhibition shows Edinburgh in World War I

Cigarette cards used to teach young people about the war and photos from the bombing raids the city endured are part of a new exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh.

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What did Robert Burns look like? Burns Birthplace Museum on the many faces of The Bard

From a forensic reconstruction to a Lego re-imagining, the Robert Burns birthplace Museum is investigating the many faces of Scotland's favourite son.

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William Scott's Celtic-tinged Breton Landscape goes home to his birthplace in Greenock

A pre-war landscape painting by the Greenock born artist William Scott has been donated to the McLean Museum and Art Gallery by the William Scott Foundation.

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Archaeologists find rotted Iron Age roundhouse, decorated pottery and evidence of vegetable processing and warfare in Scotland

Evidence of "intermittent" occupation between the Mesolithic and post-medieval periods has been discovered by archaeologists at a site in a "relatively neglected" area.

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Ian Rankin to launch £250,000 fundraising bid for vast archive of post-war author Muriel Spark

The National Library of Scotland will complete its 46-metre Muriel Spark archive, formed by the Edinburgh author's personal hoard, if a high-profile fundraising bid succeeds.

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The Forth Bridge Raid: First Luftwaffe bombing raid of World War Two remembered at Queensferry Museum

The Forth Bridge Raid, the first time Luftwaffe bombers met Spitfires over British skies, is remembered by eyewitnesses at Queensferry Museum.

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The story of the 17th century Scottish hospital at the centre of a £3 million rescue bid

The trust responsible for Cowane's Hospital, in Stirling, have won backing in parliament for a £3 million rescue bid. Find out about a building which has seen more than 360 years of use.

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Life before Google: Dundee library reveals questions asked by public 70 years before seach engines

Inspired by a recent discovery at New York Public Library, librarians in Dundee found index cards of some of the questions asked by the public 70 years ago. Knickers and knickerbockers feature.

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