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
Dunstaffnage Castle will be packed with Norsemen and women, offering visitors a fascinating insight into this lesser known part of history in the west of Scotland.
15th century statues which have been in storage for over 30 years are set to return to display at Melrose Abbey, from Saturday 20 May.
A new mobile app, launched today at the Rosslyn Chapel, will let members of the public see the Chapel’s renowned stonework wherever they are in the world
Years of history
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