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Learning Resources

Our free downloadable resources can help you make the most of your visit.

Our current series provides information on how a visit to our sites can support delivery of Curriculum for Excellence, provide ideas for pre and post visit activities, and include suggested tours. Ideal for teachers and group leaders preparing a visit.

Search from the list below:

  • Themed Resources - investigate people, places and events from the past
  • Site Guides - background information and themed tours of our properties
  • For Students - homework helpers and more
  • Handling Boxes - bring your visit to life by booking a themed object handling box

Many of our resources are available in Gaelic. Visit our Gaelic section to find out more.


Discover Stanley Mills using our interactive resource.


Scran offers users direct access to more than 360,000 digital resources for studying heritage and material culture. The resources include images, video clips, podcasts  and Pathfinder teaching packs linked to both the Scottish and English curriculum frameworks

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Contact us

Learning Services
Historic Scotland
Holyrood Park Educ. Centre
1 Queen’s Drive
Tel: +44 (0)131 652 8155