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We're changing

We are creating a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland, which will come into effect from 1 October 2015. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. We will continue to keep you up to date on developments. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.

  • Historic Environment Scotland takes on its full powers

    Today (1st October) sees Historic Environment Scotland take on its full powers as the new lead public body for Scotland’s historic environment.

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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 the Historic Scotland app

    Everything you need to know about over 70 amazing properties to help plan your next holiday or family weekend with ease.

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  • Outlander Itinerary

    Historic Scotland properties are ideal locations for making tv shows. Follow in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie and visit some of Scotland's most iconic heritage attractions.

    Outlander Itinerary


A year packed full of great days out.

From just £3.04 a month you can enjoy a wide range of benefits including free entry to properties and daytime events!

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 The Castle for the Covenant
Edinburgh Castle, 10 & 11 Oct
It’s 1640 and the castle’s royalist garrison are besieged by the Covenanters.

 Fright Night
Linlithgow Palace, 30 & 31 Oct
Visit Linlithgow Palace after dark and take a tour with a difference.

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