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A photo of people carrying out an archaeological excavation during the 1970s

Antler waste reveals medieval Scottish industry as archaeologists publish findings decades after dig

Publishing a post-excavation analysis of work carried out in West Lothian for the first time since the 1960s and 1970s excavations, archaeologists say the findings reflect "highly significant" sites.

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Tales from beyond the grave - Edinburgh's Canongate kirkyard comes alive

A new series of trails and podcasts has been launched to help visitors find out more about the Canongate kirkyard – a cemetery on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile used between the late 17th and mid-20th centuries.

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Early prehistoric site on Borders reveals flint tools, hearth and more from Mesolithic Scotland

Torben Bjarke Ballin, of Glasgow's GUARD Archaeology, on the latest discoveries from hunter-gather societies in prehistoric Scotland.

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Rare books by Blake, Carroll and de Sade emerge from Edinburgh collection for Surrealist display

Rare copies of books by William Blake, Lewis Carroll and the Marquis de Sade will go on show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this spring as part of an exploration of the Surrealist......

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Architect praises Dundee as construction work begins on £80 million V&A Museum of Design

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma joined Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Fiona Hyslop, and museum Director Phillip Long for a groundbreaking ceremony in Dundee today.

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Remains of suspected family of medieval knight found at former surgical hospital in Edinburgh

Archaeologists working at a 13th century Blackfriar's monastery say their skeleton count has reached double figures as an adult female, four infants and a skull surface.

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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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