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Stirling Castle in Winter

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HISTORIC SCOTLAND EVENTS

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 0.4mb] 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:

The Great War

Various locations
A number of events will focus on the commemoration of World War One during this 100th anniversary year. We will bring to life stories from those troubled times through a range of talks, displays and activities.

Stirling 1914
4 & 5 October, Stirling Castle
Discover the role the castle played as a recruitment centre during the war & find out about the life of a new recruit.

The Great War
18 & 19 October, Edinburgh Castle
Meet the Gordon Highlanders and learn about the life of a Scottish solider in World War One, try on a soldier’s kit and join the army training.

Christmas 2014

Various locations
Throughout December visit our themed events from shopping fayres and Santa’s grotto to medieval royalty and castle carols. There will be lots to get you excited about this festive time of year - for an extra special experience enjoy a sumptuous three course Christmas lunch at our castles.

Christmas Shopping Fayre 2 December, Stirling Castle
Santa’s Grotto 6, 7, 13, 14 December, Duff House
Medieval Merriment 7 December, Stirling Castle
Carols at the Castle 14 December, Stirling Castle
Tales of a Victorian Christmas 20 – 23 December, Edinburgh Castle
A Very Mary Christmas! 24, 27 – 31 December, Edinburgh Castle

Celebration of Burns

Sat 24 & Sun 25th January 2015, Edinburgh & Stirling Castles
Join us at our magnificent castles as we pay homage to Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns. Whether you’re new to Burns or a seasoned fan, we’re sure you’ll enjoy our activities for all ages.

Celebration of Burns
Stirling Castle
In 1787 Robert Burns visited Stirling Castle after which he returned to his hotel where he etched in to a glass window pane, the now infamous Stirling Lines. Join our tours as we explore his visit to the castle and how it inspired his work.

Burns for Beginners
Edinburgh Castle
Robert Burns is one of Scotland’s literary greats, but what exactly is he talking about? Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works. Crowd participation highly encouraged.