The browser you are using is out of date and is no longer supported. To view and use this site correctly, please update your browser to the latest version.

  • Historic Environment Scotland Board

    The first chair and board members of Historic Environment Scotland are revealed. Find out more about each of the new appointments.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Download the app now

  • Commemorative Plaque Nominations

    Submit a nomination for someone whose life and achievements have made a significant difference to Scotland as part of our Commemorative Plaque Scheme for 2014.

    Submit your nomination

  • Historic Hospitality

    Some events cry out for a magnificent venue and few backdrops in the world rival the drama of a great castle or palace.

    Discover more

  • Great days out across Scotland

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

    Search events


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!

Become a member

Buy Membership as a gift

Already a member? LOGIN


 Crime and Punishment
Edinburgh Castle, 7-13 February
Gilbert Savage', the Executioner! recounts the nature of horrendous punishments.

 Coolest Walk on Earth
Holyrood Park, 8 February
Join our walk to discover how the park has been shaped by ice.

Events Calendar


Loading news...

View all news

What's new ?

Places to visit

Find out about our Grant and Funding opportunities.

Grant Funding

Historic Scotland on YouTube
Historic Scotland on Instagram

View all on Instagram