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Learning Services News

Check out the latest news about learning activities, projects and resources at Historic Scotland.

Fun Science for Schools!

The medieval Construction Science Show is coming to Arbroath Abbey and Claypotts Castle this Autumn. Shows are FREE and suitable for P4-S1. Booking is essential. For more information visit our Science Show page.

Create a Story for Stanley Mills

As part of Storytelling Month at Stanley Mills in October, Historic Scotland is running a competition for children to create a new story for Stanley Mills.

Each winner will receive a special Stanley Mills goody bag and will have their winning story read by Claire at the Stories around Stanley event on Saturday 25 October 2014 as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. The deadline for entries is 18 October 2014.

To find out more about the competition and how to get involved, download the competition information below.

PDF icon Create a Story for Stanley Mills Competition Information [pdf, 1.28mb]

New Schools Activity Programme Online!

Our brand new schools programme is now online with an enhanced search facility to improve usability. We’ve also been working to give our webpages a bit of a makeover to improve access and reflect the nature of the work we do with schools, young people and community groups at our sites across Scotland.

                                 screenshot of the schools activity search

This has also enabled us to do our bit for the environment by cutting down on printed materials. We’d love to know what you think so please get in touch if you have any feedback or would like to know more about our work.

Our new Schools Activity Programme is now online and you can search for interactive curriculum linked activities for leaners aged 3-18!

Contact us

Learning Services
Historic Scotland
Holyrood Park Educ. Centre
1 Queen’s Drive
Tel: +44 (0)131 652 8155