SAM promotes hundreds of events taking place all over Scotland. From the Shetland Islands to the Scottish Borders, there are free talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops and hands-on events to help you discover some of the amazing history, heritage and archaeology on your doorstep.

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Also, see our sister project Door Open Days and get into buildings. And for the Scottish Borders – https://scottishbordersheritage.com/. 

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  • Explore Culzean’s Caves
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    4th July 2018

    Culzean Castle, Maybole KA19 8LE, UK

    Culzean Castle, Maybole KA19 8LE, UK

    Book a place on one of our guided tours into the locked doors of the caves below the Castle. Explore the different chambers and hear tales of the smugglers who used them, learn about their ancient history and some facts about their formation.

    Please note: these tours are not suitable for anyone under 8 years of age or anyone with mobility issues. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Please call the property ahead of booking if you have any concerns about access.

    Wed 4th July 1000-1200

    Wed 25th July 1630-1830

    Please meet the rangers in the Ranger Hub in the Home Farm Courtyard.

    Please wear old clothes and stout footwear or wellies as the caves are very muddy. People on these walks must be able to walk over slippy rocks to reach the caves.

    Head torches and helmets will be provided.

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  • Back Walk Sculptures
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    14th July 2018

    Join Ranger Claire Bird in exploring the wonderful sculptures on the Back Walk from the Wolf that helped us defy the Vikings to Scotland’s first female archaeologist and much, much more!

    Booking essential contact the Ranger Service for more details countryside@stirling.gov.uk

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    17th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    18th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    19th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    20th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    21st July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    22nd July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    23rd July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    24th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    25th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

  • Explore Culzean’s Caves
    4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    25th July 2018

    Culzean Castle, Maybole KA19 8LE, UK

    Culzean Castle, Maybole KA19 8LE, UK

    Book a place on one of our guided tours into the locked doors of the caves below the Castle. Explore the different chambers and hear tales of the smugglers who used them, learn about their ancient history and some facts about their formation.

    Please note: these tours are not suitable for anyone under 8 years of age or anyone with mobility issues. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Please call the property ahead of booking if you have any concerns about access.

    Wed 4th July 1000-1200

    Wed 25th July 1630-1830

    Please meet the rangers in the Ranger Hub in the Home Farm Courtyard.

    Please wear old clothes and stout footwear or wellies as the caves are very muddy. People on these walks must be able to walk over slippy rocks to reach the caves.

    Head torches and helmets will be provided.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    26th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

  • Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud – Newhailes
    1:30 PM-4:00 PM
    26th July 2018

    23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK

    23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK

    Join the NTS Outreach Rangers for some fun with mud, soil and earth. From experimenting with different soils as you create your own piece of cave art to creating a clay monster, we’ll see that soil isn’t as simple as it seems. We’ll also compete for the title of worm charming champion in our competition to bring as many wiggly worms to the surface as possible.

    Date: Thursday 26 July

    Start: 13:30 – 16:00

    Advanced booking only. Suitable for children 7 – 12 Years Children must be accompanied by an adult on a two (child) to one (adult) basis. We will be outdoors for the session so bring suitable clothes and footwear. There is a parking charge of £3 for non NTS members at Newhailes (this is not covered by your ticket fee) Upon arrival please join us at the courtyard area.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    27th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Fairie Trail – House of Dun
    11:00 AM-3:30 PM
    28th July 2018

    Unnamed Road, Montrose DD10 9LQ, UK

    Unnamed Road, Montrose DD10 9LQ, UK

    Come and discover some of Britons most ancient and mysterious folklore by taking a wander round our faerie trail. Meet some members of the Seelie and Unseelie Courts; discover how some fairies helped us whilst others were a force to be feared. Collect a map from the Outreach Rangers onsite on the day and head out around our trail.

    Date: Saturday 28 July

    Time: 11:00 – 15:30

    £1 per map; outdoor clothing and boots/wellies advised; route unsuitable for buggies, approximately 1.2km

  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    28th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    30th July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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  • Dunbar Postcard Competition
    1:00 PM-12:00 PM
    31st July 2018-9th September 2018

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Come and visit the exhibition Street, Shore and Sea, Edwardian photographs by Fredrick George Sanson, open from July daily 1pm – 5pm and be inspired to take your own photo for a postcard of modern Dunbar. 12 finalists will be chosen to make up a Dunbar Calendar, available from the end of September, and will be invited to a reception at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery on 15 September, where the overall winner will be presented with a framed print of their photo.

    Competition rules available from Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Open to under 16s only.

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