In the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, we celebrate the richness of Scotland's intriguing history, impressive cultural heritage and fascinating archaeology.
2017 is Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology – a chance to celebrate Scotland’s unique historic environment.
Did you know the historic environment supports more than 60,000 Scottish jobs, contributes over £2 billion a year to Scotland’s economy, and boosts the wellbeing of our communities? In 2017 we’re joining VisitScotland and partners across the country to celebrate the value, significance and enduring appeal of our history, heritage and archaeology.
In addition, we’ll be working with local authorities and community groups to invest around £14 million in historic buildings and projects, training young people in traditional building skills, and bringing history to life with our events programme including signature events like Spectacular Jousting, outdoor theatre at Elgin Cathedral, Duff House and Stirling Castle, and Rock of Ages.