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.
Our packed programme for 2017 will see Caerlaverock Castle welcome the return of Spectacular Jousting for the first time in a decade, Fort George host hundreds of costumed performers for a brand new event Amazing Ages!, and Stirling Castle open its doors to virtual tours and more as part of The Great Big History Weekend.
We will also be hosting Scotland’s first Heritage Festival, History Live, opening of the multi-million pound Engine Shed conservation hub in Stirling, and asking schools, students and communities to hold their own history themed events to raise money for a local cause or charity to support the first ever Heritage Awareness Day on 6 October 2017.
In addition, we’re 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 increasing the number of archaeological and living history events across the country.