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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 0.5mb] or search our Events Programme for information.  You can also sign up to receive regular eNewsletters via email.

2014 is the Year of Homecoming Scotland

In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming.  There's a year long programme of events and activities to showcase all that's great about Scotland. Visit a Historic Scotland property to get active in our great outdoors and explore our cultural and ancestral heritage.

Sample of upcoming events:

Summer 2014

This summer history really does come to life!
There's lots of opportunities to keep kids of all ages busy this summer and to come face to face with history.
Public performances are included in admission costs.

August 2014

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin
Duff House
Enjoy an evening of Regency wonderment as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exquisite world of 18th century society.  Bring a picnic along and follow the sisters as they find their path and lose their hearts.
Event takes place:
Wed 6th August, 7.30pm

Celebration of the Centuries
Fort George
Experience the Fort coming to life as over 250 performers, including an aerial display, depict centuries of history from Picts and Romans, through Viking, Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation and Jacobite eras to First and Second World Wars.
Event takes place:
Sat 9th & Sun 10 August, 11am-5pm
Free entry for Historic Scotland members

September 2014

Fit for a Queen
Doune Castle
News has just arrived that Margaret Tudor, the Queen Dowager, is planning to stay at Doune Castle.  Join the celebrations and see the cooks, soldiers and ladies of the castle prepare for the royal visit.
Event takes place:
Sun 7th September, 12 noon

Hands on History
Urquhart Castle
Learn more about castle life by getting hands on with objects from Urquhart Castle's fascinating history.
Event takes place:
Fri 22nd and 29th August and Fri 5th September, 12 noon - 4pm