Historic Environment Scotland (@HistEnvScot )

Historic Environment Scotland

Bio Scotlands public body promoting Heritage For All. Sa Gàidhlig: Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba.

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Location Scotland, United Kingdom
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Hootsuite Inc. : If you're at a loose end and fancy scrolling through some intriguing archive content, may we suggest perusing ARA Scotland's #ArchiveZ tag?

This week brought to you by the letter D (for delightful, diverting and - dare we say it? - dazzling)! pic.twitter.com/EIaGI47j5r

Hootsuite Inc. : The New Barracks at Edinburgh Castle caused a bit of a stooshy when they were built back in the 1790s.

The latest blog from Edinburgh Castle takes a look at how this Edinburgh icon transformed into the fortress we know today ow.ly/Wwza50zTKSc

Hootsuite Inc. : We know that lots of you have been #homeschooling and we hope that our online resources have been helping.

Peter in Historic Environment Scotland Event Sales Team sent these great photos of his nephew Zander designing his very own castle leaflet for his school project. Great work 👍

Hootsuite Inc. : What are your #FiveInFive?

If youve spotted 5 interesting buildings, monuments, plaques or statues within 5 miles of home whilst staying local for your daily exercise, wed love to see your snaps - and maybe even use the #HESarchives to tell you more about them! 📷

Twitter Web App : My #FiveInFive (really #FiveInOne)

1. The Bore Stone, Morningside Road
2. St Oswalds Church, Montpelier Park
3. Edinburgh Castle Gatehouse, ft. Wallace & Bruce
4. Polwarth Parish Church & commemorative peace garden
5. Wester Craiglockhart Hill (not pictured b/c space) twitter.com/HistEnvScot/st…

Hootsuite Inc. : What historic spots do you pass on your daily exercise? Could you give us a #FiveInFive from your particular corner of Scotland?

Twitter Web App : Designed by Thomas Bouch, the first bridge was dangerously flawed. The lightweight lattice design did not take into account the frequent high winds over the Tay.

In 1883 a second, replacement bridge was begun. This image shows the contrast in the design of the old & new piers.

Twitter Web App : #OTD in 1878 the first Tay Bridge opened. It had taken 7 years to complete. The bridge stretched over 3km & was the longest bridge in the world when it opened.

Of course it later became infamous when it collapsed in high winds in December 1879 & at least 60 people were killed.

Hootsuite Inc. : St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh is nearly 900 years old. It has definitely got a colourful past!

Dr Coralie Mills - an expert in historic trees & timber - has recently uncovered some exciting information about the beams used to make its iconic spire!

Twitter Web App : Glasgows slave trade past is all around us.

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Hootsuite Inc. : The final resting place of Robert Burns' mum is EXACTLY the kind of thing we had in mind for #FiveInFive. What curious local history is close to you?

Hootsuite Inc. : We’re sad to hear archaeologist Dr Oliver O’Grady has passed away. We worked with Olly on several projects including the Historic Land Use project. His loss will be felt across the sector. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. ow.ly/H3v850zVvPJ

Hootsuite Inc. : From shopfronts to stately homes, loads of amazing history can be discovered on your doorstep!

While we’re being advised to stay local, we’d love to see photos and stories of your #FiveInFive – that’s five historic places within five miles of your home.

Up for the challenge?