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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:


The Queen's Feast
Stirling Castle
Sat 23 and Sun 24 May
12-4pm - free entry for members
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.


The Rock of Ages
Dumbarton Castle
Sat 13 and Sun 14 June
12-4pm - Book online in advance for 10% discount  free entry for members
Brand new for 2015 - explore over 1,000 years of history from the Vikings to WWII.  Witness the castle's colourful past being brought to life!


Spectacular Jousting
Linlithgow Palace
Sat 4 and Sun 5 July
12.30-4.30pm - free entry for members
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
11am-5pm - free entry for members
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.