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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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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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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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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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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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Excavations at Clachtoll Broch | 2017

Lairg, IV27 4JD

Saturday 10 June - Saturday 30 September

Join Historic Assynt as they work to investigate and conserve this iconic broch in Sutherland. The excavations will be led…

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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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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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Lego Broch Exhibition | 2017

Caithness Horizons Museum, High Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8AJ

Friday 14 July - Saturday 14 October

See one of Scotland’s most impressive archaeological monuments in miniature! Brick to the Past have crafted an awesome Lego Broch,…

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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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Clachtoll Broch Tours | 2017

Lairg, IV27 4JD

Monday 14 August - Monday 25 September

Join Historic Assynt as they work to investigate and conserve this iconic broch in Sutherland. The excavations will be led…

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CLACHTOLL BROCH WORKSHOPS | 2017

Stoer, Highland

Wednesday 16 August - Wednesday 27 September

Join Historic Assynt as they work to investigate and conserve this iconic broch in Sutherland. The excavations will be led…

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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…

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Cammo Day Dig | 2017

Cammo House, Cammo Estate, EH4 8AW

Saturday 26 August @ 10:00am - Saturday 26 August @ 4:00pm

Join the Friends of Cammo as they search for the footprint of Cammo House by opening exploratory trenches. All welcome.

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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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CLACHTOLL BROCH OPEN MEETING | 2017

Stoer, Highland

Wednesday 30 August @ 7:30pm

Join Historic Assynt as they work to investigate and conserve this iconic broch in Sutherland. The excavations will be led…

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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…

Borders Heritage Festival

Scottish Borders Heritage Festival 2017

Scottish Borders

Friday 01 September - Saturday 30 September

Where People, Place and Myth Meet Set in the beautiful Scottish Borders our yearly festival aims to bring our rich…

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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….

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The Inner Forth Festival 2017

Location: areas around the upper Firth of Forth

Friday 01 September - Saturday 30 September

Every September IFLI organise the Inner Forth Festival, a month of free events hosted by ourselves and our partners which…

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Angus Heritage Week 2017

Angus

Friday 01 September - Sunday 10 September

Discover more about the rich, built and cultural heritage in Angus Heritage Week. Angus Heritage Week is packed with activities…

Largs Viking Fest

Largs Viking Festival 2017

The Promenade, Largs KA30 8LH

Saturday 02 September - Sunday 10 September

Started in 1980 this Annual Festival marks the 1263 Battle of Largs, the last mainland battle between the Scots and Norse….

Mary Queen of Scots Festival

Mary Queen of Scots Festival 2017

Kinross, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Saturday 02 September - Sunday 03 September

On Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 2017, we will celebrate the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Kinross area,…

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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 The Helix is celebrating the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with an a…

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Treasured Remains: Graveyard Detectives | 2017

New Lanark Burial Ground New Lanark ML11 9DB

Saturday 09 September @ 1:00pm - Saturday 09 September @ 4:00pm

Illustrated talk and family friendly activities at fascinating New Lanark burial ground Get involved in Treasured Remains, a project celebrating four of…

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Archaeology at Tantallon | 2017

Tantallon Castle, Near North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PN

Sunday 10 September @ 11:00am - Sunday 10 September @ 12:30pm

Join one of our archaeologists to explore what new research tells us about this imposing stronghold. This event is included…

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Big Roman Week 2017

Falkirk

Saturday 16 September - Sunday 24 September

SCOTLAND’S biggest Roman festival returns this September . . . and organisers are promising something for everyone. The Big Roman…

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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…

Historic Scotland - Doors open day at the Engine Shed, Stirling

Archaeology Day | 2017

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

Saturday 16 September @ 11:00am - Saturday 16 September @ 4:00pm

Discover what life was like in the Iron Age by meeting characters from the past and trying out skills from…

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Treasured Remains: Uncovering Buried Tombstones | 2017

Dalzell Old Graveyard Dalzell Estate ML1 2PZ

Friday 22 September @ 10:00am - Saturday 23 September @ 4:00pm

Help reveal the hidden secrets of Dalzell graveyard Conservation begins by working together to better understand the heritage we have,…

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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…

Eilean Donan Castle

Kinship across Ross-shire | 2017

Highland Council Chamber, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness

Friday 29 September @ 7:30pm

Recent Discoveries in Late Medieval Archaeology at Eilean Donan Castle and Tarbatness HAF Launch Lecture Cecily Spall of FAS Heritage…

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Highland Archaeology Festival 2017

Scottish Highlands

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October

The festival is provided by the Highland Council and runs over two weeks each October to celebrate the heritage of…

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Archaeology Pub Quiz | 2017

Lovat Arms Hotel, Beauly

Sunday 01 October @ 7:30pm - Sunday 01 October @ 9:00pm

Back by popular demand, our own HAF pub quiz! Come test your knowledge in a fun-filled evening sponsored by ARCH…

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Bronze Age KnoWOW! | 2017

North Kessock Hall

Wednesday 04 October @ 7:30pm - Wednesday 04 October @ 9:30pm

An opportunity to explore the technology employed by Bronze Age metalworkers in a small farming community at North Kessock nearly…

Treasured Remains

Treasured Remains: Tomb Readers | 2017

Cambusnethan and Dalzell

Saturday 07 October - Saturday 14 October

Throwing light on inscriptions with digital photography workshops Cambusnethan Conservation begins by working together to better understand the heritage we…

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Prehistoric ‘Rock’ Art Workshop | 2017

Campbeltown Museum, Burnet Building, St John St, Campbeltown

Saturday 07 October @ 12:00pm - Saturday 07 October @ 4:00pm

Discover the Prehistoric art of making paint from rock, stone and natural materials and create your own piece of ‘Prehistoric…

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Huts, Cups and Barrows | 2017

Glen Urquhart

Sunday 08 October @ 11:00am - Sunday 08 October @ 3:00pm

The Prehistoric Landscape of Buntait, Glen Urquhart Join James McComas on a walk over the historic landscape of Buntait in…

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Experience an Iron Age & Bronze Age Settlement | 2017

West Highland Museum, Fort William

Wednesday 11 October @ 10:00am - Wednesday 11 October @ 1:00pm

Special children’s event! Experience an Iron Age & Bronze Age settlement, including grinding grain, smoking fish, preparing skins and a…

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Workshop Afternoon at Highland Council | 2017

Highland Council headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness

Friday 13 October - Friday 13 October

An afternoon of hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, including Introduction to Using the HER, Using GPS for Survey…

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Mesolithic Campfire Star Stories | 2017

Abriachan Forest

Friday 13 October @ 7:00pm - Friday 13 October @ 9:30pm

Stargazing at Abriachan Forest guided by astronomer Stephen Mackintosh.  Clear skies =  outdoors under the stars. Cloudy night = Stephen…

Before Brexit | 2017

Highland Council Chamber, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness

Friday 13 October @ 7:30pm - Friday 13 October @ 9:00pm

Rethinking Highland Prehistory in the Light of Ancient DNA Results HAF 2017 Keynote Talk The application of ancient DNA analysis…

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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…

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A Fountain of Wine | 2017

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

Saturday 14 October @ 12:00pm - Saturday 14 October @ 4:00pm

Prince Charles Edward Stuart has successfully attracted a large number of Jacobite supporters and is on his way to Edinburgh….

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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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,…

People talking in front of a castle ruin

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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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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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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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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