Scotland

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Archaeologists to begin search for prehistoric "hut-circle landscape" in north-east Scotland

Airborne laser scanning and light detection techniques will be used to delve into areas of the Scottish landscape which archaeologists say had previously remained "unrecognised".

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Archaeologists discover burials during conservation work on churches on the Hebrides

Archaeological work carried out before a major conservation project on two Hebridian churches has unearthed graves and other finds.

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French Eagles captured at Waterloo reunited at the National Museum of Scotland

Two Napoleonic Eagles captured at the battle of Waterloo have been reunited for a new display at the National Museum Scotland.

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Archaeologists reveal shoes of workers at 18th century site which was Scotland's largest whisky distillery

Artefacts from Lochrin Basin, the whiskey distillery which was bought by a family with links to the Jamesons more than 200 years ago, were revealed during a public open day.

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Cecile Walton's idyllic double portrait hints at the tangled lives of Scottish artists at the SNPG

A beautiful double portrait by the celebrated Edinburgh painter Cecile Walton is an intriguing highlight of a new exhibition opening at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this summer.

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Lee Miller's photographs of Picasso to be showcased in major Scottish National Portrait Gallery exhibition

Telegrams sent by Lee Miller to her husband, Roland Penrose, during the Second World War are among the highlights of a major summer show co-created by Penrose's son.

Cats and books to bake-offs and bread: 20 of Orkney Library's best tweets on Twitter

Stewart Bain, the man behind the Orkney Library account which is renowned as one of the funniest on Twitter, picks 20 of his favourite jokes from two years of tickled followers.

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Prehistoric settlers in Scotland similar to first peoples of North America or Australia, new book reveals

The authors of a new book on archaeology in north-east Scotland say the earliest settlers had a mixed economy, built stone mouments and moved seasonally in search of food.

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Scottish government appeals to traveller people over mystery stone formation which could be made monument

Historic Scotland is appealing to the public for information about a mysterious heart-shaped formation of quartz stones which is believed to be sacred to travellers.

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