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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 0.4mb] 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:

February 2015

Crime and punishment in medieval Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
Saturday 7th to Friday 13th
11.15am, 12.15pm, 2pm and 3pm

Meet Gilbert Savage, the executioner, equipped with the "tools" of his gruesome trade.  He recounts the nature of crime and punishment during the turbulent times in medieval Scotland.  This is not suitable for younger visitors or those of a nervous disposition.

March 2015

Ring of Brodgar guided walk, Orkney
Thursdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 March

An easy walk around the Ring of Brodgar exploring the archaeology, wildlife and natural environment in and around the Brodgar area. 

Music through the ages
Edinburgh Castle
Sat 21 and Sun 22 March
11.15am, 12.15pm, 2pm and 3pm

Meet the musician to King James V and hear some of the tunes that would have entertained the court.  Learn the difference between a Hurdy Gurdy and a Crumhorn and see how to play a Renaissance Rackett.