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We have created a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.

  • Welcome to Historic Environment Scotland

    On the 1st October Historic Environment Scotland took on its full powers as the new lead public body for Scotland’s historic environment.

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  • New exhibition at Elgin

    The effigy of Bishop Archibald is one of over 100 medieval carved stones going on public display at Elgin Cathedral for the first time in 20 years.

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  • Discover our Online Shop

    Browse for a wide range of items inspired by Scotland.

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  • Great Days Out across Scotland

    See knights jousting, hear the crack of muskets and discover how people lived in the past.

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  • Download our App

    Our new improved app with itinerary builder helps you plan and share your historic visits.

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A year packed full of great days out.

From just £3.12 a month you can enjoy a wide range of benefits including free entry to properties and daytime events!

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 The Downfall of the de Vauxs
Dirleton Castle, 7 & 8 May
Join the Medieval de Vauxes as they defend their castle from the besieging English army.

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Stirling Castle, 14 & 15 May
Gain an insight into Renaissance style at the fashion show of the centuries.

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