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
Lift the lid on a trove of historic artefacts, photographs and records revealing Scotland’s vibrant heritage
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
Our Annual Operating Plan sets out our key commitments and details the difference we aim to make for Scotland's historic environment and beyond.
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.
People across Scotland are being encouraged to get up close and personal with their history this year as we unveil our programme of events for 2017 as part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
Stones of Stenness Circle and Henge
Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge
Scotland’s Urban Past is holding a free all day event to explore the unique history of St John’s Tower in Ayr.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published its Annual Operating Plan for 2017/18.
Families invited to catch the History Bug at historic sites around Scotland with special Eggsplorer trails
Years of history
Images, movies & sounds