Come face to face with the past and celebrate #HeritageDay17 on Friday 6 October
Discover more about Scotland’s diverse built heritage at our new pioneering building conservation centre in Stirling
2017 is Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology – a chance to celebrate Scotland’s unique historic environment
Adventure awaits at over 300 locations, ranging from prehistoric villages to grand castles
Step back in time to witness jousting knights, cracking muskets and daily life in Scotland hundreds of years ago
Learn about Scotland's history at the places where it all happened
Scotland’s first ever strategy for the historic environment sets out a vision of how our heritage can be understood, valued, cared for and enjoyed.
Search Scotland’s designated heritage, along with our designation and scheduling consent decisions.
Discover the perfect gift or treat yourself with our range of books, clothes and gifts.
Get the history bug. Symptoms include, free entry to all Historic Scotland attractions, free entry to day time events and discount at our shops.
Historic Environment Scotland joins an ever-growing professional group of over 1,700 accredited museums across the UK.
Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
Dirleton Castle and Gardens
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf unveiled a plaque to commemorate the awarding of World Heritage Status to the Forth Bridge – the first of the three bridges which spans three centuries of history across the Firth of Forth.
HES is urging people across Scotland to come face to face with history to celebrate the first ever Heritage Awareness Day
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a consultation on its Gaelic Language Plan for 2018 to 2023.
Years of history
Images, movies & sounds