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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:


Celebration of the Centuries
Fort George
Sat 8 and Sun 9 August
11am-5pm - Free entry for members - no need to book - simply show your membership card on the day
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.  


Tantallon Uncovered
Tantallon Castle
Sat 12 - Sun 13 September
12-4pm, free to members
Visit the mighty stronghold and discover more about the sieges and feuds that dominated the castle's past.  See first hand the latest archaeological excavations (part of Dig It! 2015).