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A year packed full of great days out

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Each year, Historic Scotland stages more than 400 legendary events
and days out that bring Scotland's history to life.

Membership and Daytime Events

Historic Scotland daytime events are free to members unless otherwise stated. This makes membership great value for money.

You can pick up a copy of the Events guide at any Historic Scotland attraction, download a pdf version Events Guide [pdf 1.85mb] or search our Events Programme for information.  You can also sign up to receive regular eNewsletters via email.

2015 is the Year of Food and Drink

Scotland's natural larder will be celebrated during a year of events fusing taste and history.  A Burns celebration will kick things off at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, with special menus in their cafes, and Mary of Guise's 500th birthday will be celebrated at Stirling Castle in early summer.

Sample of upcoming events:


Ring of Brodgar guided walk, Orkney
Thursdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 March

An easy walk around the Ring of Brodgar exploring the archaeology, wildlife and natural environment in and around the Brodgar area.  


April Foolery
Stirling Castle
Sat 4 and Sun 5 April
An Easter weekend of merriment, mirth and tomfoolery. Learn how to play the fool at the royal court and see if you have what it takes to be a winner in our Games in the Gardens. 

Meet the Cast
Edinburgh Castle
Sat 4 and Sun 5 April
This Easter embark on a journey through the ages, meet a range of historical figures and uncover the colourful tales and events of the castle's past. 


The Queen's Feast
Stirling Castle
Sat 23 and Sun 24 May
Step into the busy world of Stirling Castle's royal court and join Mary of Guise as she dines with a great company of lords and ladies. 


Spectacular Jousting
Linlithgow Palace
Sat 4 and Sun 5 July
Experience an afternoon of thrills and spills as Linlithgow Palace and Peel hosts its annual jousting tournament.  Enjoy a full programme of activities with shows and presentations throughout the afternoon.  


Celebration of the Centuries
Fort George
Sat 8 and Sun 9 August
Immerse yourself in over two thousand years of Scottish history.  With lively presentations, bustling encampments and a vibrant 1940s zone there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.