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Historic Scotland appeals for referendum calm as heritage sites host yes and no campaigns

Authorities have been forced to remove banners from Arthur's Seat, the extinct volcano overlooking the Scottish Parliament, as the independence referendum nears.

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Artist's Statement: Neville Gabie on AFLOAT, his film about a Scottish Highlands community

Sculptor Neville Gabie gained the trust of a remote Scottish community as they built a skiff rowing boat and competed at the inaugural world championships.

Archaeologists say "special" longhouse could reveal life during Scottish Middle Ages

Experts say a 14th or 15th century rural farmstead, discovered as part of a new electricity site being built in Aberdeenshire, is "quite special" and of national significance.

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Major community archaeology project explores the industrial heritage of Portobello Edinburgh

Dig Portobello, an ambitious weekend of archaeological excavations and activities led by volunteers, will explore the industrial heritage of the Edinburgh seaside suburb.

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"Truly unexpected" pink granite boulder of ancient Scottish Picts revealed in Moray

Archaeologists say a stone found by a plough near Craigellachie - described as "truly unexpected" - could be a unique example of an ancient Pictish symbol.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery reveals the painting that inspired Wilfred Owen

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is about to launch a new exhibition called Remembering the Great War for the First World Centenary - with a little seen painting admired by Wilfred Owen.

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Competition: Win tickets to Who Do You Think You Are? Live at the SECC in Glasgow

There are 40 workshops, one-to-one sessions with genealogical experts and celebrity tales at the ninth live edition of Who Do You Think You Are? We've got tickets to give away.

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In Pictures: The Edinburgh dig which led to "incredibly exciting" medieval reconstructions

Hundreds of medieval bodies, found five years ago during works to create new tramways in Edinburgh, have informed facial reconstructions revealing much about their lives.

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Eerie reconstructions show faces and diets of medieval men and women in Edinburgh graveyard

A five-year investigation into hundreds of bodies discovered at a former church graveyard in Edinburgh has revealed the look of medieval residents through forensic artwork.

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19th century whale jawbone leaves Edinburgh Meadows as repair bid begins

Experts are about to launch a repair job on the Jawbone Arch, which has stood over the gateway to Edinburgh's Meadows since the aftermath of a science exhibition in 1886.

Medieval choral composition by DJ Goldie to be performed at Glasgow Cathedral

An electronic composition by the renowned Drum and Bass musician will see a live acoustic performance in the Glasgow Cathedral at the end of August.

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American Impressionism: A New Vision at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

An exhibition about the impact of French Impressionism on American artists will be part of the National Galleries of Scotland’s summer exhibition programme.

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Sling-shots and shamen: The archaeological enigma of Pictish painted pebbles

Stonemason Robbie Arthur and researcher Jenny Murray tell us about a conundrum of decorated, beach-worn quartz pebbles dating to the first millennium AD.

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Ten art exhibitions to see at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

From Ming paintings and large-scale projections to computer fans around a Police Box and explicit avant-garde images, here are a few of the shows to look out for this year.

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Artist's Statement: New art made from the ashes of the Glasgow School of Art fire

Melissa Maloco, a Fine Art Photography graduate from the Glasgow School of Art, on using a door and carbon dust from the shocking fire at the school's Mackintosh building.

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