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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:

April 2014

Durer's Fame
Duff House
Explore the work of the 16th century German artist Albrecht Durer.
Exhibition takes place:
Thu 3 April to Sun 13 July

Hands on History
Edinburgh Castle
Learn more about castle life by getting hands on with objects from Edinburgh Castle's fascinating history.
Event takes place in the Great Hall throughout the day:
15, 18, 22, 25 and 29 April

May 2014

Whisky Galore
Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery
Come and find out about the cat and mouse game played between the owners of illegal stills and the government soldiers sent to destroy them.  Count yourself lucky as you savour a free wee dram.
Event takes place:
Sat 3 May 12 noon - 4.00pm

The Road to Bannockburn
Stirling Castle
In the 700th anniversary year of the Battle of Bannockburn learn the story behind the events that led to this decisive clash and ultimate defeat of Edward II's army.
Hear of the tactics deployed and join our forensic team to discover more about the injuries and trauma sustained by soldiers, wander through the encapments and witness combat in action with authentic arms.
Event takes place:
Sat 24 & Sun 25 May 12 noon - 4.00pm
Guaranteed free entry for Historic Scotland members