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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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Ring of Brodgar Walk | 2017 to 2018

Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge, Mainland, Orkney

Thursday 02 February - Thursday 29 March

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

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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…

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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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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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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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,…

Stromness Museum

Lives in a Landscape | 2017

Tweeddale Museum & Gallery, Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles, EH45 8AJ

Saturday 09 September - Saturday 25 November

Many objects now held in museum collections came from very different places. This exhibition seeks to set those objects and…

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The Offensive Romans | 2017

Stranraer Museum, 56 George St, Stranraer DG9 7RH

Saturday 09 September - Saturday 04 November

A series of digs over the past couple of years has resulted in new evidence to tell the story of…

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Black History Month | 2017

Various locations

Sunday 01 October - Tuesday 31 October

To counter Scotland’s ‘hidden history’, CRER has co-ordinated Black History Month during October since 2001, and has encompassed the history…

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Soutra: Surgery & Superstition | 2017

Edinburgh

Wednesday 04 October - Sunday 29 October

Soutra: Surgery & Superstition is part of a £7,000 HLF Stories, Stones and Bones grant that Surgeons’ Hall Museums received in…

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Scotland’s Early Silver | 2017 to 2018

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

Friday 13 October - Sunday 25 February

This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD. #EarlySilver Discover the story of Scotland’s early…

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Brochtober-fest!

Caithness Horizons, High Street, Thurso, KW14 8AJ

Saturday 21 October @ 10:00am - Saturday 21 October @ 4:30pm

Join the Caithness Broch Project at Caithness Horizons Museum on Saturday 21st October from 10am for a day of fascinating…

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A Cabaret of Pestilence | 2017

Edinburgh

Friday 27 October - Sunday 29 October

Join us for A Cabaret Of Pestilence, a multi-disciplinary showcase event, the culmination of our Heritage Lottery Funded project, Soutra: Surgery…

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The Linlithgow ExFEARience | 2017

Linlithgow Palace, Kirkgate, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL

Friday 27 October - Sunday 29 October

As night falls, come to the palace as we get ready for Halloween. Tour the dark corridors of the palace,…

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Halloween Spook-takular! 2017

Hill St, Ardrossan KA22 8HQ

Saturday 28 October

Come along to Ardrossan Castle for Halloween fun activities, parade and “spooktakular” finish!  Hosted by Ardrossan Christmas Decorations Committee – ACDC and Ardrossan Castle…

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Saints and Sinners | 2017

Holyrood Park, Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG

Saturday 28 October @ 1:00pm - Saturday 28 October @ 3:00pm

Join us for a Halloween and All Saints’ Day walk and uncovering the light and dark sides of Holyrood Park’s…

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Hallowe’en at Kinneil House | 2017

Kinneil House, Bo'ness, United Kingdom, EH51 0PR

Sunday 29 October @ 1:00pm - Sunday 29 October @ 4:00pm

Spooky Kinneil House in Bo’ness is opening its doors just before Hallowe’en. The mansion, which dates back to the early…

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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

Come in ‘guise and bring a jack-o-lantern to light your way into the spirit world. Samhain at the Crannog is…

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Samhuinn Fire Festival | 2017

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Tuesday 31 October @ 9:00pm - Tuesday 31 October @ 11:00pm

The Samhuinn celebration takes place in Edinburgh’s Old Town which has historic significance as a site of ancient markets and All…

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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 Heritage Conference 2017

Technology & Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Friday 10 November - Saturday 11 November

Historic Environment Scotland, Archaeology Scotland and the City of Glasgow Council welcome you to Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2017. Now…

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Museum Late: Jacobites | 2017

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

Friday 10 November @ 7:00pm - Friday 10 November @ 10:30pm

Join the National Museum of Scotland for a Jacobites-themed evening extravaganza of fun, music and culture. With costume capers, a silent disco,…

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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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Holyrood Histories: Crag and Tales | 2017

Holyrood Park, Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG

Sunday 10 December @ 1:00pm - Sunday 10 December @ 3:30pm

Come along for an easy guided walk around the boundary wall . Learn about the history of the local communities…

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Sensing and Sensibility | 2018

Holyrood Park, Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG

Saturday 20 January @ 1:00pm - Saturday 20 January @ 2:30pm

Results from a 3D imaging survey of Holyrood Park Join us as we explore a 3D imaging survey of our…

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Finding our Past | 2018 to 2019

Dumfries Museum, The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries, DG2 7SW

Tuesday 06 February - Tuesday 01 January

From prehistoric axe heads to a post medieval gold ring, this foyer exhibition showcases recent archaeological finds made in our…

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A Race Against the Wind | 2018

Holyrood Park, Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG

Saturday 17 February @ 1:00pm - Saturday 17 February @ 2:30pm

Rescue Excavation at Links of Noltland, Westray Discover the Links of Noltland, Westray, a 5,000 year old settlement site dating…

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