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.
A three day festival (29 Sept to 1 Oct) in Stirling, celebrating and showcasing Scotland’s rich and diverse history and cultural heritage in the heartland of Scotland’s historic past.
Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge
Some of Scotland’s best-loved historic attractions will stay open for longer this year as HES announces extended seasonal opening across the country.
Helicopter lift signals start of conservation work at castle where Mary, Queen of Scots took shelter before fleeing for France
A Glasgow-based surgeon, an acclaimed artist and a mathematician are among the latest recipients recognised through the Commemorative Plaque Scheme in Scotland.
Years of history
Images, movies & sounds