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Learning Services News

Check out the latest news about learning activities, projects and resources at Historic Scotland.

The Big Printed Ceiling

As part of the Big Draw 2014 visitors to our sites were inspired by the amazing painted ceilings that once adorned Scotland’s Castles. Working with local artist Clare Yarrington participants took inspiration from the painted designs at Aberdour, Huntingtower and Stirling Castles to create our very own Big Printed Ceiling! Check out the awesome results on our Flickr Gallery

Fun Science for Schools!

The medieval Construction Science Show is coming to Arbroath Abbey and Claypotts Castle this Autumn. Shows are FREE and suitable for P4-S1. Booking is essential. For more information visit our Science Show page.

New Schools Activity Programme Online!

Our brand new schools programme is now online with an enhanced search facility to improve usability. We’ve also been working to give our webpages a bit of a makeover to improve access and reflect the nature of the work we do with schools, young people and community groups at our sites across Scotland.

                                 screenshot of the schools activity search

This has also enabled us to do our bit for the environment by cutting down on printed materials. We’d love to know what you think so please get in touch if you have any feedback or would like to know more about our work.

Our new Schools Activity Programme is now online and you can search for interactive curriculum linked activities for leaners aged 3-18!


Contact us

Learning Services
Historic Scotland
Holyrood Park Educ. Centre
1 Queen’s Drive
Edinburgh
EH8 8HG
Tel: +44 (0)131 652 8155