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History, Heritage and Archaeology

Heritage Awareness Day

Friday 6 October 2017 was Scotland’s first ever Heritage Awareness Day for everyone to celebrate History, Heritage and Archaeology in the themed year 2017.

A photograph of a woman in a stripey blue top smiling on her mobile phone, while her mirror image stands nearby in a red 1950s dress on a vintage telephone

We led the celebrations on Scotland’s first ever Heritage Awareness Day on Friday 6 October 2017.

Heritage Awareness Day was a great way for everyone to share and celebrate heritage and what it means to each of us. We asked people to get involved and shine a spotlight on the historic environment, history and heritage that surrounds us all.
In 2017, the day focused on five themes:
  • places
  • people
  • traditions
  • languages
  • experiences