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Historic Scotland launches Diamond Jubilee Ticket Giveaway

17 May 2012

Historic Scotland is delighted to offer 60 free tickets to 69 ticketed attractions to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The 30 pairs of tickets will be valid on Monday 4th June 2012 and will include Historic Scotland’s sites from Stirling Castle to Iona Abbey and the prehistoric village of Skara Brae.

First Minister Alex Salmond said:

“The Queen has given 60 magnificent years of service, and the official celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee are a fantastic opportunity for everyone in Scotland to celebrate the Queen’s reign and reflect on Her Majesty’s outstanding contribution.

"There is a huge amount happening right across Scotland over the weekend of the Jubilee itself, including this great free ticket offer, and I hope that as many people as possible take the chance to get out and celebrate by visiting one of the many royal buildings run by Historic Scotland."

People are asked to text JUBILEE to 84118 by midnight on Wednesday 30th May (Terms & Conditions) to win a pair of free tickets to one of the Historic Scotland sites in their area by midnight on Wednesday 30th May. The winners will be notified which site they have won tickets for by the end of May.

Historic Scotland will also be offering 60 extra free days to its annual Historic Scotland membership. From Friday 1st June to Tuesday 5th June inclusive, any new membership sold by Direct Debit will receive an extra free 60 days of membership.

This will be available online and also at Historic Scotland sites.

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Notes for Editors

  1. Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with ensuring that our historic environment provides a strong foundation for a successful future for Scotland. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

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  3. The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at:

  4. The Year of Creative Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland and VOCAL. More information and resources to help businesses engage with Year of Creative Scotland are available at

                                                                Year of Creative Scotland 2012

For further information

Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866