Activities

Activities

February 29, 2020

AyeWrite! Festival in Glasgow in March

    If you enjoy reading books, learning about ones new to you, hearing authors discuss their creative processes, getting tips for your own writing -- just about anything book related -- then Glasgow...

App to be created for Antonine Wall visitors

Visitors to the Antonine Wall (read our article about walking the wall here) will have the chance to interact with it in a whole new way, thanks to the introduction of a cutting-edge app from Germany.   A collaboration between Historic Scotland ...

Get Outside! 8 Best Ways to Explore Scotland

There’s no better place to be outside than in the gorgeous landscape of Scotland. And there’s no shortage of things to do, either – from exploring the lands to seeing wildlife, from mountain biking to fishing – through it all, the beauty of Scotland shines ...

Cruising on Loch Ness

    The mystique of Loch Ness, the scenic ruins of Urquhart Castle, the glimpse of a rainbow over the Loch – all these are yours to see when you take the Jacobite boat cruise on Loch Ness, in the Highlands of Scotland. Drive southwest of ...

Battle of the Bards at Stirling Castle

One of Scotland’s oldest art forms, Flyting, is to make a comeback at a unique event taking place at Stirling Castle, once home to the Stewart Kings and Queens.   Taking place on the evening of Friday 14th November, Stirling Castle’s Great Hall will ...

Grab Christmas by the antlers with the National Trust for Scotland

Grab Christmas by the antlers and kick off your family’s festive celebrations with some sparkly fun, courtesy of the National Trust for Scotland.   Trust properties from Inverurie to Castle Douglas are brimming with good cheer, season’s greeting ...

Scots Fiddle Fest

    Fiddles. They are a vibrant presence, part of the music of Scotland -- you could even say at the heart of the music of Scotland. Played in varying styles and ways from the Borders up to the Northern Isles, from the Western Isles over to ...

Stirling Castle conquers Christmas

    The pre-advent countdown is on at Stirling Castle, as with just two months left until the big day, the iconic attraction has opened the doors to its first ever Christmas shop.   The Clan and Christmas shop at Stirling Cas ...

Gaelic thesaurus of the Historical environment launched

      Gaelic speakers and learners can now access specialised Gaelic terminology relating to the historical environment, via an online thesaurus which has been launched as a joint project by Historic Scotland and the Royal Commissio ...

Nights filled with fright at Linlithgow Palace

Birthplace to Mary Queen of Scots and once a seat of the Royal Stewart dynasty, Linlithgow Palace will open its gates after hours in the countdown to All Hallows Eve in a series of ‘Fright Night’ events. As Halloween approaches and darkness falls the pu ...

Explore Edinburgh Castle's war time story

  In the Centenary year marking the outbreak of the First World War, Edinburgh Castle will be hosting a special event exploring its own Great War story. Over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October, visitors will have the opportunit ...

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