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Competitions

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via competitions or surveys. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.

The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address), and geographical information (such as postal code). Contact information will not be shared with any third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Competitions are not open to employees of Historic Scotland, their immediate families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. No cash alternative is available. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Historic Scotland reserves the right to offer an alternative if the prizes offered are not available. Historic Scotland is not responsible for any entries which may be lost in transmission. Historic Scotland reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose competitions without prior notice in the event that unforeseen circumstances make this unavoidable.

Rules relating to individual competitions will be posted in this section.

#HSSelfie Competition
To celebrate reaching 50,000 followers on the Historic Scotland Twitter account, @welovehistory, we are running a photo competition.



  • To enter: tweet a photograph of yourself at a Historic Scotland property with the hashtag #HSSelfie by midnight on Sunday 1st March 2015.
  • Prize offered: annual family Historic Scotland membership or, if the winner is overseas, a goodie bag containing Historic Scotland retail products.
  • Historic Scotland employees and their families are not eligible to enter.
  • The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 1st March 2015.
  • Any entries received after this time will not be eligible for the competition.
  • The winner will be notified by Twitter by 5pm on Thursday 4th March.
  • The winner will then be asked to email contact information to hs.web@scotland.gsi.gov.uk so they can claim their prize.
  • Historic Scotland reserves the right to use the winner’s name in PR surrounding the competition, and to share entries across Historic Scotland social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, Google + and Instagram.
  • Transport and accommodation are not included in the prize.
  • Prize is not transferable.
  • Prize is subject to availability.