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THE GATEWAY TO THE NORTH | 2016 to 2017

Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen, AB11 5BY

Saturday 10 September - Saturday 30 September

ABERDEEN HARBOUR 1136-1660 This new display presents the early history of Aberdeen Harbour. Highlights on show include, 800 year old…

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Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Throughout Scotland

Sunday 01 January - Sunday 31 December

Delve into the past and discover Scotland’s stories… From World Heritage Sites to ancient monuments, listed buildings to historic battlefields,…

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King’s Museum Showcase Display | 2017

King's Museum, University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen Town House, High St, Aberdeen AB24 3EN

Sunday 01 January - Sunday 31 December

King’s Museum will be showcasing objects from local history in North East Scotland throughout the year in this changing display…

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Standing Stones of Stenness Walk | 2017

Stones of Stenness Circle and Henge, Mainland, Orkney

Wednesday 01 February - Wednesday 27 September

Join the Orkney Ranger Service for a free guided tour of our oldest stone circle, and explore the fascinating links with…

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Ring of Brodgar Walk | 2017

Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge, Mainland, Orkney

Thursday 02 February - Thursday 28 September

Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar during a weekly guided walk with a ranger and discover the special…

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National Museums Collection Centre Tours | 2017

National Museums Collection Centre, 242 West Granton Road, Edinburgh EH5 1JA

Thursday 23 February - Thursday 31 August

Go behind the scenes on a tour of our state-of-the-art collections research centre for Scottish History and Archaeology and Natural…

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Perth and Kinross Archaeology Year | 2017

Perth and Kinross

Saturday 01 April - Tuesday 31 October

2017 is the Scottish theme Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and here at Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust we’re joining in…

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Tales from the Battlefield | 2017

The National Wallace Monument, Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead Stirling, FK9 5LF

Saturday 01 April - Sunday 01 October

Travel back in time to one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish History, when Stirling was at the centre…

Flights into Scotland’s Past | 2017

Stirling Castle Castle Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1EJ

Saturday 01 April - Tuesday 31 October

Kieran Baxter’s aerial photographs and visualisations offer a unique and transformative glimpse into Scotland’s historic monuments and landscapes from Shetland…

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Arthur’s Secrets | 2017

Holyrood Park Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG

Tuesday 04 April - Tuesday 29 August

Join us on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice.  Discover…

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Awesome Archaeology | 2017

St Ayles, Harbour Head, Anstruther KY10 3AB

Saturday 08 April - Saturday 15 July

Develop your archaeology skills at the Scottish Fisheries Museum Awesome Archaeology: Rubbish Pits and Cave Paintings 8th April 2017 Learn…

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Folktales by the Fireside | 2017

Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage & Museum, Church St, Cromarty IV11 8XA

Wednesday 26 April - Wednesday 11 October

New for the season in 2017 we are unbolting the previously locked door of the Birthplace Cottage kitchen to welcome…

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Battle of Bannockburn Digs | 2017

Battle of Bannockburn, Glasgow Road, Whins Of Milton, Stirling FK7 0LJ

Monday 01 May - Saturday 30 September

Regular archaeology digs will take place at the Battle of Bannockburn May-September 2017. Become an archaeologist for the day and…

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East Neuk Unearthed | 2017

The Scottish Fisheries Museum, St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB

Saturday 06 May - Sunday 30 July

To celebrate the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology we travel through time to discover the history that lies hidden all…

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1000 years of Sanctity on the May Island | 2017

Isle of May Island, Firth of Forth

Wednesday 17 May - Saturday 30 September

Events to celebrate the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology including an exhibition housed in the Main Lighthouse on the island. …

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Picts and Pixels | 2017

Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 78 George St, Perth PH1 5LB

Saturday 20 May - Saturday 12 August

Bring the mysterious world of the Picts to life and explore their time through the latest digital and gaming technology….

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Carnassarie Castle: Beyond the Bishop | 2017

Carnasserie Castle, Lochgilphead PA31 8RQ

Monday 22 May - Friday 30 June

Carnassarie Castle is an iconic building that dominates the northern approach into Kilmartin Glen, an internationally important archaeological landscape.  The…

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Battlefield Walks | 2017

Battle of Bannockburn, Glasgow Road, Whins Of Milton, Stirling FK7 0LJ

Thursday 25 May - Saturday 05 August

Guided by our military and battlefield expert, walk the terrain where Robert the Bruce, Edward II, and their forces gathered,…

Arthurs Seat

Arthur’s Adventure | 2017

Holyrood Park Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG

Monday 05 June - Monday 24 July

Join us for a challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Explore 7,000 years of history to…

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Orkney Excavations | 2017

Orkney

Monday 12 June - Friday 08 September

The archaeology sites listed below welcome visitors. The sites can be muddy following bad weather so sturdy boots are recommended…

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The Scottish Warrior | 2017 to 2018

King's Museum, University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen Town House, High St, Aberdeen AB24 3EN

Tuesday 13 June - Saturday 26 May

In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their…

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Conversations with Magic Stones | 2017

The Pier Arts Centre, Victoria Street, Stromness

Saturday 17 June - Saturday 16 September

This exhibition marks the conclusion of a three year project coordinated by Professor Mark Edmonds exploring the significance of stone…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites | 2017

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Friday 23 June - Sunday 12 November

Discover a compelling story of loyalty, loss, rebellion and retribution in this major exhibition. Explore the real story of Prince…

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Brick City | 2017

New Lanark World Heritage Site, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML11 9DB

Wednesday 28 June - Wednesday 09 August

See the world in LEGO® Bricks as the iconic Brick City exhibition comes to New Lanark World Heritage Site in…

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Roman Family Fun Day | 2017

Strathclyde Country Park, 366 Hamilton Rd, Motherwell ML1 3ED

Saturday 01 July

Join the Antonine Guard as they march upon the Bathhouse and Bothwellhaugh Roman Fort for the first time in 2000 years! Dressed…

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Guided Farm Walks at Errichel Farm | 2017

Errichel Farm, Errichel, Crieff Rd, Aberfeldy PH15 2EL

Saturday 01 July @ 10:30am - Monday 30 October @ 12:30pm

Errichel Farm is introducing Guided Farm Walks on the estate. Accompanied by our Guides and our Shetland Pony who carries refreshments,…

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Spectacular Jousting – Linlithgow Palace | 2017

Linlithgow Palace, Kirkgate, Linlithgow EH49 7AL

Saturday 01 July @ 12:30pm - Sunday 02 July @ 4:30pm

Join us at the spectacular palace for an action packed weekend and witness the dazzling displays in foot, archery and…

Loch Fyne Viking Festival

Loch Fyne Viking Festival 2017

Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland

Wednesday 05 July - Sunday 09 July

The historic Magnus Barefot 1093’ portage of a Viking longship in his successful bid to claim Kintyre as art of…

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Ness of Brodgar Excavations | 2017

B9055, Stromness KW16 3JZ

Wednesday 05 July - Wednesday 23 August

The Ness of Brodgar is an archaeological excavation covering an area of 2.5 hectares at the Heart of the Neolithic…

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Heritage in Action Days | 2017

Highland Folk Museum, Aultlarie Croft, Kingussie Rd, Newtonmore PH20 1AY

Thursday 06 July - Thursday 10 August

Heritage in Action Days at the Highland Folk Museum offer you the chance to see and take part in a…

Cammo House Activity Day | 2017

Cammo Lodge, Cammo Estate, Cammo Rd, EH4 8AW

Friday 07 July @ 10:00am - Saturday 08 July @ 4:00pm

Come and join our Activity Day exploring the origins of CAMMO HOUSE Survey Geophysics Excavation Enjoy guided walks by the…

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The Bronze Age Toolkit: Clothing | 2017

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Moodie St, Dunfermline KY12 7PL

Saturday 08 July @ 11:00am - Saturday 08 July @ 1:00pm

  Join the team from Dunfermline Young Archaeologists and learn all about working and eating at home in Bronze Age…

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The Bronze Age Toolkit: Dining | 2017

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Moodie St, Dunfermline KY12 7PL

Sunday 09 July @ 2:30pm - Sunday 09 July @ 4:30pm

Join the team from the Dunfermline Young Archaeologists and learn all about working and eating at home in Bronze Age…

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Hunt the Redcoat | 2017

Highland Folk Museum, Aultlarie Croft, Kingussie Rd, Newtonmore PH20 1AY

Saturday 15 July - Sunday 16 July

It is 1746 and the last Jacobite Rising has ended in a disaster at Culloden. The survivors have scattered and…

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Delving Deep | 2017

Scottish Borders

Thursday 20 July - Saturday 22 July

Delving Deep is a multi media performance project by Borders Youth Theatre in collaboration with Live Borders and Border’s Live…

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IRON AGE GOURMET DAY | 2017

The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY

Thursday 20 July @ 10:30am - Thursday 20 July @ 4:30pm

The Iron Age Gourmet day is one of our most popular events of the year. Totally unique and inspired by…

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Spectacular Jousting | 2017

Caerlaverock Castle, Glencaple, Dumfries DG1 4RU

Saturday 29 July - Sunday 30 July

Hear the thunder of hooves and clashing of lances as we welcome Spectacular Jousting to Caerlaverock Castle. Watch the noble…

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Playing the Past | 2017

Cathkin Park, Glasgow G42 9XB

Tuesday 01 August - Thursday 31 August

Unearth Cathkin Park’s football past as part of a sports-themed archaeology celebration! Exact date TBC Details – Archaeology Scotland Image…

UIST: Island Archaeology in Focus | 2017

St Peters Church Hall Daliburgh HS8 5SS

Thursday 03 August - Saturday 05 August

Come and join us as we mark Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 with a 3-day celebration of…

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Iron Age Artisan Village: Celts, Crannogs and Crafts | 2017

The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY

Sunday 06 August @ 10:30am - Sunday 06 August @ 4:30pm

This prehistoric extravaganza represents our Signature Event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Crannog Centre with expert demonstrations…

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Amazing Ages! 2017

Fort George, Near Ardersier, Inverness, IV2 7TD

Saturday 12 August - Sunday 13 August

Join us as we bring the fort to life in a celebration of our history, heritage and archaeology. Immerse yourself…

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Abbey Craig Through The Ages | 2017

The National Wallace Monument, Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead Stirling, FK9 5LF

Saturday 12 August @ 9:30am - Sunday 13 August @ 6:00pm

Unlock the hidden history of the Abbey Craig during this special themed weekend. Follow the story of the volcanic outcrop,…

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THE ABBOTSFORD ARROW | 2017

Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ

Sunday 13 August

The Abbotsford Arrow is back again with a unique and popular range of fun and creative activities for the whole…

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Dun Deardail Hillfort Excavation | 2017

Dun Deardail, Glen Nevis

Monday 14 August - Friday 25 August

The Dun Deardail Hillfort Project has reached its final season, and this year looks to be as exciting as ever….

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Outlander Day | 2017

Highland Folk Museum, Aultlarie Croft, Kingussie Rd, Newtonmore PH20 1AY

Saturday 26 August

Come and follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire to step back in time to the 18th century in…

Crannog Grains

SUMMER HARVEST FESTIVAL | 2017

The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY

Sunday 27 August @ 10:30am - Sunday 27 August @ 4:30pm

Try ancient ploughing, sow seeds, learn about prehistoric farming, make herb garlands and bake your own harvest rolls in our…

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Scottish Archaeology Month 2017

Across Scotland

Friday 01 September - Saturday 30 September

Scottish Archaeology Month promotes hundreds of events taking place all over Scotland. From the Shetlands to the Scottish Borders, there…

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Borders Heritage Festival 2017

Scottish Borders

Friday 01 September - Saturday 30 September

Borders – Where People Place and Myth Meet   Borders’ heritage is a key element of our rich and diverse…

Mary Queen of Scots Festival

Mary Queen of Scots Festival 2017

Kinross, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Friday 01 September - Saturday 30 September

The Mary Queen of Scots Festival 2017 will celebrate the rich cultural and history and heritage of the Kinross area,…

The Big Dig – Cockenzie Harbour | 2017

Cockenzie, East Lothian

Friday 01 September - Sunday 10 September

Come and try your hand at archaeology as we uncover  part of the Cadell’s 1815 iron railway at Cockenzie Harbour….

Largs Viking Fest

Largs Viking Festival 2017

The Promenade, Largs KA30 8LH

Saturday 02 September - Sunday 10 September

Come and see how the Vikings lived in an authentic 13th Century village – talk to them about their way…

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Siege on the Forth | 2017

Blackness Castle, Blackness, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH

Saturday 02 September @ 12:00pm - Sunday 03 September @ 4:00pm

Join us and the Inner Forth Festival as we recreate the rich history of the ship that never sailed. From…

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Horsepower | 2017

The Helix, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK2 7ZT

Saturday 09 September

A celebration of Scotland’s equine heritage at Falkirk’s Helix Park – home of the Kelpies! Accessibility – The Helix Details…

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WAYS WITH WOOD:  THE TURNERY PRIZE | 2017

The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY

Saturday 16 September @ 10:30am - Sunday 17 September @ 4:30pm

We take wood for granted here in Big Tree Country but it is and was a precious commodity which our…

A man in costume standing in front of a burning structure at night

Burning the Circle | 2017

Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY

Saturday 23 September

 Join us in the grounds of NTS Brodick Castle Garden & Country Park, where for one night the past will…

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Murder at the Museum | 2017

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Friday 29 September @ 12:00pm - Friday 29 September @ 4:00pm

Explore death, forensic science and crime at the museum with the University of Edinburgh, National Museums Scotland, Dig It! 2017…

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Highland Archaeology Festival 2017

Scottish Highlands

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October

Whether you are a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the festival will let you explore an amazing range of…

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Archaeology at Culloden | 2017

Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Culloden IV2 5EU

Saturday 14 October @ 10:00am - Sunday 22 October @ 3:00pm

Join us for some family friendly archaeology activities. Contact the visitor centre for more information at 01463796090 or culloden@nts.org.uk Dates 14…

Cooking in the Crannog

Fun with Fruit and Fungi | 2017

The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY

Sunday 15 October @ 10:30am - Sunday 15 October @ 4:30pm

In Scotland, autumn is a wonderful time for harvesting fruit and nuts and the ancient loch-dwellers would have exploited and…

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Crafting Prehistory – Flow of Time | 2017

Chatelherault Country Park, Carlisle Road, Ferniegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE

Saturday 21 October

The culmination of the CAVLP Heritage Flow of Time, Experimental Archaeology project, is a celebration of the heritage skills and…

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A Cabaret of Pestilence | 2017

Tuesday 24 October - Tuesday 31 October

A Cabaret of Pestilence: Medieval Medicine and Early Surgery A collaborative event with Dig It! 2017, Surgeons’ Hall Museums, TRACS…

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SPOOKS AND SACRIFICE – CELTIC SAMHAIN FESTIVAL | 2017

The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY

Tuesday 31 October @ 7:00pm - Tuesday 31 October @ 9:00pm

The culmination of our season is the Celtic Samhain Festival on the eve of 31st October. Samhain is the predecessor…

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NEoN Digital Arts Festival | 2017

Dundee

Tuesday 07 November - Sunday 12 November

A hybrid mix of exhibitions, installations, audio & performance across the city of Dundee For 2017 NEoN Digital Arts will expand on…

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Community Thank You Day | 2017

Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor, Culloden IV2 5EU

Sunday 26 November @ 10:00am - Sunday 26 November @ 3:00pm

It’s the 4th year of our community thank you day – Join us for Music, family activities, Tours, handling workshops…

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