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Celebrate Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017

January 2017

The Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis

The Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis


Do you enjoy hearing tales of the past, exploring historical sites or tasting traditional delicacies that have been hand crafted for generations? Then 2017 - Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology - is the year you MUST visit Scotland.

The bonded warehouse at The Famouse Grouse Experience
The bonded warehouse at The Famouse Grouse Experience


You’ll find plenty of unique experiences to fire your imagination. Step inside stone circles that have stood for 5,000 years, see luxury tweed being woven in a traditional mill or gaze upon archaeological discoveries that were lost for centuries.

Midhowe Broch, Rousay, Orkney
Midhowe Broch, Rousay, Orkney

There are lots of great events that will bring you closer to Scotland's history, heritage and archaeology than you ever thought possible too. Here are just three fantastic events you can enjoy throughout the year:

1. Scotland in Six, 18 April 2017

New Lanark Visitor Centre
New Lanark Visitor Centre

Taking place on World Heritage Day, Scotland in Six will celebrate the country’s six impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites with unique events planned around each of them.

2. TradFest, 26 April – 7 May 2017


John Knox House (Scottish Storytelling Centre) on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh
John Knox House (Scottish Storytelling Centre) on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Head to Edinburgh to enjoy a feast of music, storytelling, dance and more. In 2017 TradFest will shine a light on The People’s Heritage by bringing to life the stories of ordinary people.

3. HorsePower, 9 September 2017



The Kelpies at The Helix

Explore Scotland’s relationship with the horse in the tranquil setting of Helix Park, home to two giant horse head sculptures, known as The Kelpies, which were designed by Andy Scott.


Find more fantastic events on next year and read about the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.


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