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DIVE INTO 2020...

…and celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, with a year-long programme of events and activities that will shine a light on the remarkable elements of our beautiful landscape. From natural coasts, rivers and lochs to our industrial heritage such as canals and mills, Scotland’s coasts and waters have shaped our rich history through stories, culture, and a fascinating way of life.

View our sites located by water

Enjoy our sites all year and become a Historic Scotland member from less than £5 a month. Just visiting Scotland on holiday? Our Explorer Pass is a great value way to explore Scotland’s history.

Turquoise waters surrounding Iona Abbey


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YCW2020 blog posts

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