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Three hurt in castles each week

SCOTLAND'S castles are proving almost as treacherous to modern day staff and visitors as they did to generations of nobles and peasants.

Last year, an average of three people a week suffered injuries at castles, palaces and other properties managed by Historic Scotland.

A total of 152 tourists and workers suffered everything from a sore bottom to dust in the eye as a result of slips, trips and other mishaps at the properties.

The number of accidents is a significant increase on the 118 suffered the previous year.

Figures show there has been a medieval battle's worth of casualties – 660 – in the past five years.

Edinburgh Castle recorded 36 casualties last year alone, 11 of whom suffered falls on steps or stairs.

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Hobbies and general interest

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