Historic Scotland

Activities

March 26, 2015

Leading 18th century Scottish artist celebrated in new exhibition

    An exhibition which will showcase a collection of artworks by one of Scotland’s greatest 18th century artists, Allan Ramsay, is set to open in the North East.   The Allan Ramsay – Master...

Leading 18th century Scottish artist celebrated in new exhibition

    An exhibition which will showcase a collection of artworks by one of Scotland’s greatest 18th century artists, Allan Ramsay, is set to open in the North East.   The Allan Ramsay – Master Draughtsman exhibition, which opens to ...

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 ...

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 ...

Christmas comes early to Duff House

Banff is set to get a taste of the festive season as the spectacular Georgian mansion, Duff House, officially unveils its Christmas range.   Once a family home, the grand house has played host to many a traditional Christmas - and on Wednesday 15th ...

Meet the Garrison at Corgarff Castle

  Visitors to Corgarff Castle in Aberdeenshire this week will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the 18th century, in Meet the Garrison, as members of the Lace Wars re-enactment society depict the daily life of a soldier living in the b ...

Renaissance Royalty visits Doune Castle

  Visitors to Doune Castle this weekend will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the 16th century to find out how the castle would have prepared for a royal visit.   Fit for a Queen marks the arrival of Margaret Tudor, the Queen D ...

Rare Wallace and Bruce manuscripts to be exhibited together for the first time

        Wallace and Bruce letters to go on display at Stirling Castle...rare medieval letters relating to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce are to be exhibited together for the first time.   The exhibition entitled ...

It's all about Mary, Queen of Scots

        How much do you know about Mary, Queen of Scots? If you're a history buff, like me, you'll be elated at two major avenues in Scotland, right now, to learn more about her. A new book written and produced by Historic S ...

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