Rescue News 110

Report from our 2010 AGM: Part of ‘The End of Roman Lincolnshire’ Conference

This year the RESCUE AGM took place as part of the 2010 Archaeology Day on ‘The End of Roman Lincolnshire’ hosted by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. The event took place on the Riseholme campus of the University of Lincoln, just north of the City. The day was extremely well attended with barely …

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Ecclesiastical Exemption: Rescue responds

Background: See the revised order, laid before the house on the 6 April. https://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2010/uksi_20101176_en_1 Since the publication of Power of Place in 2001, the Government has strongly advocated the simplification of the planning process, through the integration of the various issues regarding heritage protection into a single unified consents regime. Although in abeyance at the …

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Human remains to stay in Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury

English Heritage, with the support of The National Trust announced on 6th April that the prehistoric human remains in the Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury should be kept in the museum for the benefit of public access and understanding. In June 2006, a group of Druids requested the reburial of human remains from the Avebury museum. …

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Stonehenge Update: May 2010

Planning permission has still not been given for English Heritage’s new visitor-facilities (May 2010). A decision awaits resolution of issues arising from the Stonehenge Alliance’s solicitor’s letter to Wiltshire Council on the matter of its Appropriate Assessment of the impact of the proposed development on nearby Special Areas of Conservation (The River Avon and Salisbury …

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Scottish Historic Environment Amendment Bill

Scottish Culture and External Affairs Minister Fiona Hyslop introduced the Historic Environment Amendment Bill (Scotland) 2010 to the Scottish Parliament at Hollyrood in mid May. The Bill is amending legislation and its scope and content are a series of amending provisions identified by Historic Scotland and local government, during the course of discussions with stakeholders …

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City of Adelaide

As reported in RN 109 the City of Adelaide built in Sunderland in 1864, has been rotting away on a slipway in Irvine, Ayrshire, since May 1992 while a debate has continued about her future. The Scottish Maritime Museum has been unable to raise funds for its restoration and had proposed ‘scientific deconstruction to solve …

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GUARD gets a lifeline

Andrew Denholm, Education Correspondent, of the Scottish Herald reported on 24 April 2010 that a closure-threatened archaeology service at Glasgow University may be given a reprieve. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (Guard) established in 1989 is a commercial enterprise run by university academics which employs some 30 staff and provides archaeological services to businesses and …

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