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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.

#HSEat Photography Competition

To celebrate Future of Food month and the Year of Food and Drink 2015, we are running a photo competition.

  • To enter: The theme of this competition is "The Future of Food", and photographs need to be connected to this theme. For example, photographs could depict aspiring cooks, innovative recipes, creative food presentations, food selfies, food art, etc. Use the hashtag #HSEat on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to share your photos with us. The deadline is midnight on Sunday 30th June 2015.
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea for two at Edinburgh Castle (includes entry to the castle). If the winner is overseas, the alternative prize of a goodie bag containing Historic Scotland retail products will be offered.
  • Historic Scotland employees and their families are not eligible to enter.
  • The competition will close at midnight on Tuesday 30th June 2015.
  • Any entries received after this time will not be eligible for the competition.
  • The winner will be notified by Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by 5pm on or before Monday 6th July.
  • The winner will then be asked to email contact information to 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 submitted 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.