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Making Heritage Matter

Our aim is to help people appreciate and engage with their pasts and our practice is rooted in a belief that heritage can change lives for the better.

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We're growing... March 9th
The Northlight team is soon to expand!  We’ve just advertised for three new full-time positions.  One is a hybrid role for a Project Officer dedicated half the time to delivering Glorious Gardens and the other half to providing graphics …
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Glorious Gardens! March 6th
We’re delighted to be launching Glorious Gardens: Exploring our hidden gardens and forgotten landscapes.  Over the next two years we’ll be working with volunteers to research and record lesser-known gardens and designed landscapes in the…
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Thirlstane Cairn Reconstruction Update March 3rd
The Forestry Commission Scotland have funded an excavation at the site of Thirlstane in West Calder where an intriguing group of inscribed stones lie on the boundary between two parishes. The stones are carved with names, initials and dates which range f…
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Thirlstane Cairn Reconstruction February 10th
Investigations have started at the site of the Thirlstane Cairn (West Calder)  which was said to have once stood 8ft high on the boundary between West Calder and Carnwath parishes. Our first trench over the cairn - can you spot the inscriptions? Th…
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Welcome to our new site! November 5th
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website. After several years of faithful service, we thought it was finally time to retire the old site and replace it with a fancy new responsive version. Take a tour and let us know what you think…
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