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August 11, 2017

Art, Architecture, and Glasgow: Mackintosh, Scotland with Style

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Is his name is familiar?  Mackintosh, who lived in the late nineteenth through to early twentieth century, was an architect, artist, and designer. During his life, his...

Underground Edinburgh

Beneath the streets of Edinburgh lurks a labyrinth of man-made tunnels that were originally designed to hide clandestine activities from the light of day. Once a refuge for everyone from renegade kings to common criminals, this subterranean network has rec ...

Stirling Castle launches Burns for Bairns tours

    Young visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to find out more about one of Scotland’s most famous poets later this month.   The castle is holding its inaugural ‘Burns for Bairns’ tours which will provide y ...

Edinburgh Castle - Besieged!

This weekend at Edinburgh Castle, be prepared for the sounds of muskets and cannons as the castle travels back in time to the year 1640. On Saturday 6th October 2012 and Sunday 7th October 2012, visitors will travel back to when the Castle was besiege ...

Orkney's Rich Cultural Heritage

    A new guidebook celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of the Orkney Islands has been produced by Historic Scotland, examining a built legacy that incorporates prehistoric villages, standing stones, brochs, palaces and a cathedral. ...

Scottish Archaeology Month at Holyrood Park

Meet a druid and discover the secrets of Iron Age life at Holyrood Park If you have ever wondered how our Iron Age ancestors flourished, an Historic Scotland event this weekend could answer your questions with an appearance from a druid, firestarter, ...

Dig into Scotland's Medieval History

Love history? Does learning about what's gone before inspire your travels and life? Me, too. And there's a new online database that gives an extraordinary glimpse into the medieval History of Scotland. The ‘People of Medieval Scotland&rs ...

Time Travel at Aberdour Castle

Step back to the time of Oliver Cromwell at Aberdour Castle   Come to Aberdour Castle, possibly the oldest standing masonry castle in Scotland,  on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2012 and step back in time to the year 1651 when Oliv ...

Virtual tour of Maeshowe Online

People across the globe will now be able to enjoy one of Orkney’s most enigmatic Neolithic monuments after Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled a new ‘virtual’ tour of Maeshowe chambered tomb at Winter Solstice.   ...

Stanley Mills: Force and Fabric

An Historic Scotland book which helped bolster the international status of Stanley Mills by highlighting new archaeological discoveries and unprecedented research has received a national award.   “Force and Fabric” was highly com ...

William Wallace Letters

We're all intrigued with the history of William Wallace. In an Exhibit at the Scottish Parliament, visitors can actually SEE a 700-year old letter about William Wallace from Philip IV, the French King. From the Scottish Parliament: The only t ...

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