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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  • Victorian Visions: Discover and Restoration in St Andrews
    All day
    1st September 2017-17th September 2017

    Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

    Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

    Journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews and discover the restorations that have been carried out on the famous Old Course and the University buildings. Marvel at the archaeological wonders found in the Cathedral ruins and see the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers.

  • John Muir & Geology
    All day
    1st September 2017

    126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

    126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

    John Muir & Geology will explore the Scottish heroes who helped unravel Dunbar’s geological history.

  • Treasured Memories
    All day
    1st September 2017

    Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

    Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

    The Coastal Communities Museum has brought together an array of artefacts, which will spark particular personal memories and make the visitor aware of events relating to the history, heritage and social culture of the local area. The whole family can become involved – grandparents can revisit bygone days, mums and dads their youth, while the kids can explore Treasure Island.

  • “All that Glitters is not Gold: A Metal Detectorist’s Story “
    All day
    1st September 2017

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    This personal view from one of the local metal detectorists in East Lothian highlights some of the fascinating objects that he has uncovered through his obby. It also explains what value these objects have in helping the professionals manage and care for our archaeology and heritage.

    Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri

    10am-4pm Sat

    1-4pm Sun

  • Unst Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven
    All day
    1st September 2017-30th September 2017

    B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

    B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

    Unst is an island well worth visiting. Unst’s landscape is peppered with remains and evidence of former occupants. Standing stones in various locations through to remains of broches and on to Viking sites of longhouses. The Viking Unst project did various longhouses excavations and there is a replica longship and longhouse to visit in Unst. Visit the Heritage Centre for information of sites to visit, and the Boat Haven for the fishing heritage of our island.

    £3 at either venue, £2 concession or £5 joint ticket

    unstheritage@gmail.com

  • Vikings in Westray
    All day
    1st September 2017-30th September 2017

    The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

    The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

    Archaeological artefacts found during professional investigations in Westray, with 11 explanatory wallboards of the Viking Age in Westray.

  • Treasure Trove Finds
    All day
    1st September 2017-15th October 2017

    32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

    32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

    Visit the Gateway to the Glens Museum to view a display of treasure trove finds from Kirriemuir and the surrounding area. The display features a medieval hoard comprising of English Edward I silver long cross pennies, a carved stone ball, gold finger ring, and many other archaeological finds from the area.

    Gateway to the Glens Museum is one of five burgh museums run by the charity ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus which has been operating since December 2015. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which promote healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the burgh. For more information visit: www.angusalive.scot/ or www.facebook.com/ANGUSalive.Scot/.
    ANGUSalive is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133.

  • The Scottish Warrior
    All day
    1st September 2017

    Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

    Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

    In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ‘Scottish warrior’. The exhibition will explore interpretations of the ‘Scottish warrior’ and seek to discover how the popular idea of the warrior was created. Spanning from pre-history to the World Wars the exhibition will largely draw upon the University of Aberdeen Museums’ collections alongside loans from the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

  • VALHALLA! Life and Death in Viking Britain Exhibition
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st September 2017

    2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

    2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

    This fascinating exhibition from the Jorvik Trust brings together important Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago and the latest archaeological research techniques. Life in Britain during the 9th and 10th centuries is explored through everyday objects that reveal that the Vikings were not only invaders and warriors but also explorers, traders, and craftsmen. Displaying significant artefacts from excavations in York, including a Viking-age skeletons that were unearthed in the city, this exhibition examines how excavations can reveal the way in which Vikings commemorated and celebrated their dead using pagan boat burials, grave goods and ornately carved headstones. A special hands-on children’s area creates a world where puppetry and play encourages you to find out about Norse myths and sagas, and includes a Viking encampment, dressing up and games. The exhibition is supported by a full programme of craft workshops, children’s activities, a conference and torch procession lead by Lewick’s Up Helly Aa Jarl Squad.

  • Fire and Stone
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st September 2017-10th January 2018

    An exhibition exploring the archaeology of Monifieth Laws and the processes behind creating contemporary responses to ancient metal and stone artefacts. During Museum opening hours until Sunday 8 October 2017,

    Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.

    Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

  • Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers – Alec Finlay & Hannah Imlach
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st September 2017

    7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

    7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

    Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers explores technology and the Western Isles, in particular, the relationship between the South Uist rocket range – which combines meteorology, climate science, and military operations – and marine renewable energy. Over the next decade the Western Isles may be inundated with marine renewable technology as the West Coast Cluster is installed. The arrival of wind and marine energy returns a massive level of productive meaning to the coast and sea. We will explore these issues imaginatively, considering the past and future together. Finlay’s artworks have focused on the field of renewables and art since 2005 and, for the past 3 years, he has explored the relationship between place-names, languages, island cultures – Norse, Gaelic and Scots – and renewable technology. Imlach focused on the same subject in her recent project, Nautilus Turbine (2016), on the Isle of Eigg. This responded to Eigg’s community-run renewable energy infrastructure, and it takes the form of a personal turbine activated by a swimmer. We are interested in understanding the relationship between localism and technology. We also want to learn about the issues of fuel poverty and energy independence – will the new renewables be beneficial to the Hebrides, or will they simply be extractive?

  • Roman Frontiers:The Antonine Wall in Falkirk
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st September 2017

    Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

    Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

    A fascinating exhibition looking at the latest discoveries on the Antonine Wall in the Falkirk area, including a full scale replica and new artefacts never seen before!

  • The Carpow Logboat Returns
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st September 2017

    2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

    2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

    Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the River Tay at Carpow in 2005, and see the evidence of first farming and metal making.

  • The Use of Stone in Construction and Its Decay Mechanisms
    10:00 AM-3:30 PM
    1st September 2017

    2a Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ, UK

    2a Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ, UK

    This course will be delivered in three sessions over two days and will look into the traditional use of stone in Scotland, from drystone walls to fine ashlar, including vernacular and regional styles, to how various agents of decay affect the material.

    All teaching materials provided. Please note that catering is not included for this course.

    £57.60 Members, £72.00 Non-members

  • The Big Waggonway Dig
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    1st September 2017

    6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

    6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

    Led by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, come and try your hand at archaeology as we uncover the remains    of part of the Cadell’s 1815 iron railway at Cockenzie Harbour. There are loads of different tasks to help with, from digging to cleaning finds and with ‘living history’ salt making at Cockenzie House & Gardens, storytelling from Tim Porteus and much, much more. There’s something for all the family. Drop by any time to see the dig, or join a guided tour of the site, daily at 11:30. We’re also encouraging members of the local community to dig in their own gardens for clues of the coal, salt, glass and fishing industries which were the backbone of Cockenzie and Port Seton for centuries – a handy info pack will be available to pick up from our Big Dig HQ (exhibition, activity centre and archaeology hub) at Cockenzie House & Gardens. This is a free event, but we encourage donations to the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group. All donations go towards the delivery of our local heritage projects, including the forthcoming creation of a Waggonway & Cockenzie House Heritage Museum/ Exhibition.

  • Trimontium Museum ala ‘Three Hills’ Roman Heritage Centre
    10:30 AM-4:30 PM
    1st September 2017

    Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

    Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

    The only Roman-only Museum in Scotland. Eye-catching display of artefacts and gems illustrating life in the 1st/2nd century AD capital of South Scotland  – Trimontium – extending over 340 acres at Newstead, below three Eildon Hills. See the Synton 228 silver denaru hoard: the huge gilded statue Peg from Hawick: the ringstones, the reconstruction face of a Roman solider: models: panels: aerial photographs: children’s work. Please note that the the dates exclude Sundays.

    £2 Adults, £1 Student/Pupil, £5 Family

  • John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    1st September 2017

    Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

    Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

    The John Paul Jones birthplace museum is a hidden gem in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside which will leave you fascinated by this Local Hero. Situated at the Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean it is just next to Southerness and Carsethorn on the Solway coast and is a fantastic fun filled attraction for all the family. Learn all about the Dumfriesshire born American hero of the U.S Revolutionary War. Visit the cottage where he was born in 1747 and grew up as a young boy overlooking the Solway coast. Step into the magnificent replica of his cabin from his most famous ship the Bonhomme Richard in which he won in the battle fought against the HMS Serapis at Flamborough head. Take a walk through the museum and enjoy lots of pictures, information, facts, replica models of his Ships and two short films on the man that many of the American Navy make the pilgrimage each year to pay homage to the Father of the U.S Navy. Enjoy some refreshments in our lovey cafe and have a browse through our gift shop. Feel free to bring a picnic, our picnic tables have breathtaking views overlooking the slowly coast and the Southerness Lighthouse and take a walk through our beautifully kept tranquil peaceful garden.

    Adults: £4.50, Concessions:£4.00, Children: Free entry (cash only)

  • The Sword in the Story (exhibition)
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    1st September 2017

    8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK

    8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK

    This exhibition was inspired by the study of a mysterious sword linked to the notorious Border Reiver, Kinmont Willie. It also features swords associated with notable local characters and places as well as a selection of swords from different eras and cultures. Closed Sunday.

     

  • Schiltron – 16th century/renaissance
    11:15 AM-3:45 PM
    1st September 2017-18th September 2017

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    Edinburgh castle is steeped in war. Troops loyal to James V’s widow, Marie de Guise held it during the English invasion of the Rough Wooing in 1544, as well as the attacks by the Lords of the Congregation which took place during the reformation in 1560.

    Throughout the Marian Civil War, following Mary Queen of Scots forced abdication, it was held by her supporters during the “Lang siege” of 1573. Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

    An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.
    11.15am – 12pm
    12.15pm – 1pm
    2pm – 2.45pm
    3pm – 3.45pm

    Included in the normal admission price

  • Digging up Dunbar
    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    1st September 2017

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Follow the footprints of past residents of Dunbar parish.  Explore clues left in the landscape by the earliest hunter-gatherers to the soldiers stationed here in Victorian times.  Includes plenty of hands on activities for families.

  • More events
    • Victorian Visions: Discover and Restoration in St Andrews
      All day
      1st September 2017-17th September 2017
      Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK
      Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

      Journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews and discover the restorations that have been carried out on the famous Old Course and the University buildings. Marvel at the archaeological wonders found in the Cathedral ruins and see the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers.

    • John Muir & Geology
      All day
      1st September 2017
      126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK
      126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

      John Muir & Geology will explore the Scottish heroes who helped unravel Dunbar’s geological history.

    • Treasured Memories
      All day
      1st September 2017
      Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK
      Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

      The Coastal Communities Museum has brought together an array of artefacts, which will spark particular personal memories and make the visitor aware of events relating to the history, heritage and social culture of the local area. The whole family can become involved – grandparents can revisit bygone days, mums and dads their youth, while the kids can explore Treasure Island.

    • "All that Glitters is not Gold: A Metal Detectorist’s Story "
      All day
      1st September 2017
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

      This personal view from one of the local metal detectorists in East Lothian highlights some of the fascinating objects that he has uncovered through his obby. It also explains what value these objects have in helping the professionals manage and care for our archaeology and heritage.

      Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri

      10am-4pm Sat

      1-4pm Sun

    • Unst Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven
      All day
      1st September 2017-30th September 2017
      B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK
      B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

      Unst is an island well worth visiting. Unst’s landscape is peppered with remains and evidence of former occupants. Standing stones in various locations through to remains of broches and on to Viking sites of longhouses. The Viking Unst project did various longhouses excavations and there is a replica longship and longhouse to visit in Unst. Visit the Heritage Centre for information of sites to visit, and the Boat Haven for the fishing heritage of our island.

      £3 at either venue, £2 concession or £5 joint ticket

      unstheritage@gmail.com

    • Vikings in Westray
      All day
      1st September 2017-30th September 2017
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

      Archaeological artefacts found during professional investigations in Westray, with 11 explanatory wallboards of the Viking Age in Westray.

    • Treasure Trove Finds
      All day
      1st September 2017-15th October 2017
      32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK
      32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

      Visit the Gateway to the Glens Museum to view a display of treasure trove finds from Kirriemuir and the surrounding area. The display features a medieval hoard comprising of English Edward I silver long cross pennies, a carved stone ball, gold finger ring, and many other archaeological finds from the area.

      Gateway to the Glens Museum is one of five burgh museums run by the charity ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus which has been operating since December 2015. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which promote healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the burgh. For more information visit: www.angusalive.scot/ or www.facebook.com/ANGUSalive.Scot/.
      ANGUSalive is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133.

    • The Scottish Warrior
      All day
      1st September 2017
      Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK
      Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

      In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ‘Scottish warrior’. The exhibition will explore interpretations of the ‘Scottish warrior’ and seek to discover how the popular idea of the warrior was created. Spanning from pre-history to the World Wars the exhibition will largely draw upon the University of Aberdeen Museums’ collections alongside loans from the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

    • VALHALLA! Life and Death in Viking Britain Exhibition
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st September 2017
      2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK
      2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

      This fascinating exhibition from the Jorvik Trust brings together important Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago and the latest archaeological research techniques. Life in Britain during the 9th and 10th centuries is explored through everyday objects that reveal that the Vikings were not only invaders and warriors but also explorers, traders, and craftsmen. Displaying significant artefacts from excavations in York, including a Viking-age skeletons that were unearthed in the city, this exhibition examines how excavations can reveal the way in which Vikings commemorated and celebrated their dead using pagan boat burials, grave goods and ornately carved headstones. A special hands-on children’s area creates a world where puppetry and play encourages you to find out about Norse myths and sagas, and includes a Viking encampment, dressing up and games. The exhibition is supported by a full programme of craft workshops, children’s activities, a conference and torch procession lead by Lewick’s Up Helly Aa Jarl Squad.

    • Fire and Stone
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st September 2017-10th January 2018

      An exhibition exploring the archaeology of Monifieth Laws and the processes behind creating contemporary responses to ancient metal and stone artefacts. During Museum opening hours until Sunday 8 October 2017,

      Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.

      Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

    • Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers – Alec Finlay & Hannah Imlach
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st September 2017
      7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK
      7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

      Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers explores technology and the Western Isles, in particular, the relationship between the South Uist rocket range – which combines meteorology, climate science, and military operations – and marine renewable energy. Over the next decade the Western Isles may be inundated with marine renewable technology as the West Coast Cluster is installed. The arrival of wind and marine energy returns a massive level of productive meaning to the coast and sea. We will explore these issues imaginatively, considering the past and future together. Finlay’s artworks have focused on the field of renewables and art since 2005 and, for the past 3 years, he has explored the relationship between place-names, languages, island cultures – Norse, Gaelic and Scots – and renewable technology. Imlach focused on the same subject in her recent project, Nautilus Turbine (2016), on the Isle of Eigg. This responded to Eigg’s community-run renewable energy infrastructure, and it takes the form of a personal turbine activated by a swimmer. We are interested in understanding the relationship between localism and technology. We also want to learn about the issues of fuel poverty and energy independence – will the new renewables be beneficial to the Hebrides, or will they simply be extractive?

    • Roman Frontiers:The Antonine Wall in Falkirk
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st September 2017
      Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK
      Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

      A fascinating exhibition looking at the latest discoveries on the Antonine Wall in the Falkirk area, including a full scale replica and new artefacts never seen before!

    • The Carpow Logboat Returns
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st September 2017
      2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK
      2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

      Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the River Tay at Carpow in 2005, and see the evidence of first farming and metal making.

    • The Use of Stone in Construction and Its Decay Mechanisms
      10:00 AM-3:30 PM
      1st September 2017
      2a Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ, UK
      2a Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ, UK

      This course will be delivered in three sessions over two days and will look into the traditional use of stone in Scotland, from drystone walls to fine ashlar, including vernacular and regional styles, to how various agents of decay affect the material.

      All teaching materials provided. Please note that catering is not included for this course.

      £57.60 Members, £72.00 Non-members

    • The Big Waggonway Dig
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      1st September 2017
      6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK
      6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

      Led by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, come and try your hand at archaeology as we uncover the remains    of part of the Cadell’s 1815 iron railway at Cockenzie Harbour. There are loads of different tasks to help with, from digging to cleaning finds and with ‘living history’ salt making at Cockenzie House & Gardens, storytelling from Tim Porteus and much, much more. There’s something for all the family. Drop by any time to see the dig, or join a guided tour of the site, daily at 11:30. We’re also encouraging members of the local community to dig in their own gardens for clues of the coal, salt, glass and fishing industries which were the backbone of Cockenzie and Port Seton for centuries – a handy info pack will be available to pick up from our Big Dig HQ (exhibition, activity centre and archaeology hub) at Cockenzie House & Gardens. This is a free event, but we encourage donations to the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group. All donations go towards the delivery of our local heritage projects, including the forthcoming creation of a Waggonway & Cockenzie House Heritage Museum/ Exhibition.

    • Trimontium Museum ala 'Three Hills' Roman Heritage Centre
      10:30 AM-4:30 PM
      1st September 2017
      Main St, Melrose TD6, UK
      Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

      The only Roman-only Museum in Scotland. Eye-catching display of artefacts and gems illustrating life in the 1st/2nd century AD capital of South Scotland  – Trimontium – extending over 340 acres at Newstead, below three Eildon Hills. See the Synton 228 silver denaru hoard: the huge gilded statue Peg from Hawick: the ringstones, the reconstruction face of a Roman solider: models: panels: aerial photographs: children’s work. Please note that the the dates exclude Sundays.

      £2 Adults, £1 Student/Pupil, £5 Family

    • John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum
      10:30 AM-5:00 PM
      1st September 2017
      Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK
      Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

      The John Paul Jones birthplace museum is a hidden gem in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside which will leave you fascinated by this Local Hero. Situated at the Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean it is just next to Southerness and Carsethorn on the Solway coast and is a fantastic fun filled attraction for all the family. Learn all about the Dumfriesshire born American hero of the U.S Revolutionary War. Visit the cottage where he was born in 1747 and grew up as a young boy overlooking the Solway coast. Step into the magnificent replica of his cabin from his most famous ship the Bonhomme Richard in which he won in the battle fought against the HMS Serapis at Flamborough head. Take a walk through the museum and enjoy lots of pictures, information, facts, replica models of his Ships and two short films on the man that many of the American Navy make the pilgrimage each year to pay homage to the Father of the U.S Navy. Enjoy some refreshments in our lovey cafe and have a browse through our gift shop. Feel free to bring a picnic, our picnic tables have breathtaking views overlooking the slowly coast and the Southerness Lighthouse and take a walk through our beautifully kept tranquil peaceful garden.

      Adults: £4.50, Concessions:£4.00, Children: Free entry (cash only)

    • The Sword in the Story (exhibition)
      11:00 AM-4:00 PM
      1st September 2017
      8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK
      8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK

      This exhibition was inspired by the study of a mysterious sword linked to the notorious Border Reiver, Kinmont Willie. It also features swords associated with notable local characters and places as well as a selection of swords from different eras and cultures. Closed Sunday.

       

    • Schiltron - 16th century/renaissance
      11:15 AM-3:45 PM
      1st September 2017-18th September 2017
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

      Edinburgh castle is steeped in war. Troops loyal to James V’s widow, Marie de Guise held it during the English invasion of the Rough Wooing in 1544, as well as the attacks by the Lords of the Congregation which took place during the reformation in 1560.

      Throughout the Marian Civil War, following Mary Queen of Scots forced abdication, it was held by her supporters during the “Lang siege” of 1573. Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

      An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.
      11.15am – 12pm
      12.15pm – 1pm
      2pm – 2.45pm
      3pm – 3.45pm

      Included in the normal admission price

    • Digging up Dunbar
      1:00 PM-5:00 PM
      1st September 2017
      The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK
      The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

      Follow the footprints of past residents of Dunbar parish.  Explore clues left in the landscape by the earliest hunter-gatherers to the soldiers stationed here in Victorian times.  Includes plenty of hands on activities for families.

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  • Victorian Visions: Discover and Restoration in St Andrews
    All day
    2nd September 2017-17th September 2017

    Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

    Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

    Journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews and discover the restorations that have been carried out on the famous Old Course and the University buildings. Marvel at the archaeological wonders found in the Cathedral ruins and see the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers.

  • Vikings in Westray
    All day
    2nd September 2017-30th September 2017

    The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

    The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

    Archaeological artefacts found during professional investigations in Westray, with 11 explanatory wallboards of the Viking Age in Westray.

  • Unst Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven
    All day
    2nd September 2017-30th September 2017

    B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

    B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

    Unst is an island well worth visiting. Unst’s landscape is peppered with remains and evidence of former occupants. Standing stones in various locations through to remains of broches and on to Viking sites of longhouses. The Viking Unst project did various longhouses excavations and there is a replica longship and longhouse to visit in Unst. Visit the Heritage Centre for information of sites to visit, and the Boat Haven for the fishing heritage of our island.

    £3 at either venue, £2 concession or £5 joint ticket

    unstheritage@gmail.com

  • Treasure Trove Finds
    All day
    2nd September 2017-15th October 2017

    32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

    32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

    Visit the Gateway to the Glens Museum to view a display of treasure trove finds from Kirriemuir and the surrounding area. The display features a medieval hoard comprising of English Edward I silver long cross pennies, a carved stone ball, gold finger ring, and many other archaeological finds from the area.

    Gateway to the Glens Museum is one of five burgh museums run by the charity ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus which has been operating since December 2015. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which promote healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the burgh. For more information visit: www.angusalive.scot/ or www.facebook.com/ANGUSalive.Scot/.
    ANGUSalive is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133.

  • “All that Glitters is not Gold: A Metal Detectorist’s Story “
    All day
    2nd September 2017

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    This personal view from one of the local metal detectorists in East Lothian highlights some of the fascinating objects that he has uncovered through his obby. It also explains what value these objects have in helping the professionals manage and care for our archaeology and heritage.

    Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri

    10am-4pm Sat

    1-4pm Sun

  • Treasured Memories
    All day
    2nd September 2017

    Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

    Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

    The Coastal Communities Museum has brought together an array of artefacts, which will spark particular personal memories and make the visitor aware of events relating to the history, heritage and social culture of the local area. The whole family can become involved – grandparents can revisit bygone days, mums and dads their youth, while the kids can explore Treasure Island.

  • John Muir & Geology
    All day
    2nd September 2017

    126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

    126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

    John Muir & Geology will explore the Scottish heroes who helped unravel Dunbar’s geological history.

  • Dig Newhailes
    All day
    2nd September 2017-3rd September 2017

    23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK

    23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK

    Get your hands dirty and take part in an archaeological dig with NTS archaeologist, Daniel Rhodes.

  • Shop Stories, Shop Window Trail
    All day
    2nd September 2017-19th September 2017

    Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK

    Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK

    Take a walk down the High Street and look at the old photos of the shopfronts displayed in the shop windows. Share your stories on Twitter #shopstoriesTranent @TranentRegen.

     

  • South Glen Shiel ridge guided walk
    All day
    2nd September 2017

    Unnamed Road, Kyle IV40 8HQ, UK

    Unnamed Road, Kyle IV40 8HQ, UK

    Join the National Trust for Scotland ranger based at Kintail on a magnificent mountain ridge walk. The South Shiel ridge is famous for providing the opportunity to take in seven Munros in one day. It offers much more than just this however, with a wonderful day’s walking surrounded by beautiful views on all sides.
    This walk is only suitable for fit, experienced and well-equipped hill walkers. Transport is available at the start and end of the day. Please contact the Kintail rangers directly for more information or to book on 01599 511231 or email   Kintail
  • The Scottish Warrior
    All day
    2nd September 2017

    Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

    Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

    In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ‘Scottish warrior’. The exhibition will explore interpretations of the ‘Scottish warrior’ and seek to discover how the popular idea of the warrior was created. Spanning from pre-history to the World Wars the exhibition will largely draw upon the University of Aberdeen Museums’ collections alongside loans from the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

  • The Carpow Logboat Returns
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

    2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

    Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the River Tay at Carpow in 2005, and see the evidence of first farming and metal making.

  • The Big Waggonway Dig
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

    6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

    Led by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, come and try your hand at archaeology as we uncover the remains    of part of the Cadell’s 1815 iron railway at Cockenzie Harbour. There are loads of different tasks to help with, from digging to cleaning finds and with ‘living history’ salt making at Cockenzie House & Gardens, storytelling from Tim Porteus and much, much more. There’s something for all the family. Drop by any time to see the dig, or join a guided tour of the site, daily at 11:30. We’re also encouraging members of the local community to dig in their own gardens for clues of the coal, salt, glass and fishing industries which were the backbone of Cockenzie and Port Seton for centuries – a handy info pack will be available to pick up from our Big Dig HQ (exhibition, activity centre and archaeology hub) at Cockenzie House & Gardens. This is a free event, but we encourage donations to the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group. All donations go towards the delivery of our local heritage projects, including the forthcoming creation of a Waggonway & Cockenzie House Heritage Museum/ Exhibition.

  • Fire and Stone
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd September 2017-11th January 2018

    An exhibition exploring the archaeology of Monifieth Laws and the processes behind creating contemporary responses to ancient metal and stone artefacts. During Museum opening hours until Sunday 8 October 2017,

    Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.

    Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

  • Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers – Alec Finlay & Hannah Imlach
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

    7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

    Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers explores technology and the Western Isles, in particular, the relationship between the South Uist rocket range – which combines meteorology, climate science, and military operations – and marine renewable energy. Over the next decade the Western Isles may be inundated with marine renewable technology as the West Coast Cluster is installed. The arrival of wind and marine energy returns a massive level of productive meaning to the coast and sea. We will explore these issues imaginatively, considering the past and future together. Finlay’s artworks have focused on the field of renewables and art since 2005 and, for the past 3 years, he has explored the relationship between place-names, languages, island cultures – Norse, Gaelic and Scots – and renewable technology. Imlach focused on the same subject in her recent project, Nautilus Turbine (2016), on the Isle of Eigg. This responded to Eigg’s community-run renewable energy infrastructure, and it takes the form of a personal turbine activated by a swimmer. We are interested in understanding the relationship between localism and technology. We also want to learn about the issues of fuel poverty and energy independence – will the new renewables be beneficial to the Hebrides, or will they simply be extractive?

  • Roman Frontiers:The Antonine Wall in Falkirk
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

    Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

    A fascinating exhibition looking at the latest discoveries on the Antonine Wall in the Falkirk area, including a full scale replica and new artefacts never seen before!

  • VALHALLA! Life and Death in Viking Britain Exhibition
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

    2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

    This fascinating exhibition from the Jorvik Trust brings together important Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago and the latest archaeological research techniques. Life in Britain during the 9th and 10th centuries is explored through everyday objects that reveal that the Vikings were not only invaders and warriors but also explorers, traders, and craftsmen. Displaying significant artefacts from excavations in York, including a Viking-age skeletons that were unearthed in the city, this exhibition examines how excavations can reveal the way in which Vikings commemorated and celebrated their dead using pagan boat burials, grave goods and ornately carved headstones. A special hands-on children’s area creates a world where puppetry and play encourages you to find out about Norse myths and sagas, and includes a Viking encampment, dressing up and games. The exhibition is supported by a full programme of craft workshops, children’s activities, a conference and torch procession lead by Lewick’s Up Helly Aa Jarl Squad.

  • Family History Day: Art in the Archives
    10:30 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    This year our Family History Day is inspired by archives as works of art. Our collections include beautiful notarial signatures, renaissance style seals, 16th century manuscript music, textile designs, photographs, drawings and doodlings! Join us for a packed programme of talks, workshops and behind the scenes tours. Find out what inspires an archaeological illustrator, learn more about the artworks held by East Lothian Museum Service, and why not create your own masterpiece inspired by our collections. Includes hands on activities for children and adults. Contact the Archive and Local History team at the John Gray Centre for a full programme. FREE. Booking required for some workshops, check online at

    www.johngraycentre.org

  • Trimontium Museum ala ‘Three Hills’ Roman Heritage Centre
    10:30 AM-4:30 PM
    2nd September 2017

    Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

    Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

    The only Roman-only Museum in Scotland. Eye-catching display of artefacts and gems illustrating life in the 1st/2nd century AD capital of South Scotland  – Trimontium – extending over 340 acres at Newstead, below three Eildon Hills. See the Synton 228 silver denaru hoard: the huge gilded statue Peg from Hawick: the ringstones, the reconstruction face of a Roman solider: models: panels: aerial photographs: children’s work. Please note that the the dates exclude Sundays.

    £2 Adults, £1 Student/Pupil, £5 Family

  • John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

    Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

    The John Paul Jones birthplace museum is a hidden gem in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside which will leave you fascinated by this Local Hero. Situated at the Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean it is just next to Southerness and Carsethorn on the Solway coast and is a fantastic fun filled attraction for all the family. Learn all about the Dumfriesshire born American hero of the U.S Revolutionary War. Visit the cottage where he was born in 1747 and grew up as a young boy overlooking the Solway coast. Step into the magnificent replica of his cabin from his most famous ship the Bonhomme Richard in which he won in the battle fought against the HMS Serapis at Flamborough head. Take a walk through the museum and enjoy lots of pictures, information, facts, replica models of his Ships and two short films on the man that many of the American Navy make the pilgrimage each year to pay homage to the Father of the U.S Navy. Enjoy some refreshments in our lovey cafe and have a browse through our gift shop. Feel free to bring a picnic, our picnic tables have breathtaking views overlooking the slowly coast and the Southerness Lighthouse and take a walk through our beautifully kept tranquil peaceful garden.

    Adults: £4.50, Concessions:£4.00, Children: Free entry (cash only)

  • The Sword in the Story (exhibition)
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK

    8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK

    This exhibition was inspired by the study of a mysterious sword linked to the notorious Border Reiver, Kinmont Willie. It also features swords associated with notable local characters and places as well as a selection of swords from different eras and cultures. Closed Sunday.

     

  • Tracing the Tunnels: Geophysics Demonstrations at Cultybraggan POW Camp, Comrie
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

    Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

    Camp 21 housed some of the toughest Nazi prisoners of WWII. Did they ever try to escape? Come along to find out as we hunt for the escape tunnels. See geophysical survey in action and learn about how archaeologists can use electrical currents and the magnetic properties of the ground to identify buried sites and features. Booking: none required.

    Free, donations towards research and camp preservation/ interpretation welcome

  • Schiltron – 16th century/renaissance
    11:15 AM-3:45 PM
    2nd September 2017-19th September 2017

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    Edinburgh castle is steeped in war. Troops loyal to James V’s widow, Marie de Guise held it during the English invasion of the Rough Wooing in 1544, as well as the attacks by the Lords of the Congregation which took place during the reformation in 1560.

    Throughout the Marian Civil War, following Mary Queen of Scots forced abdication, it was held by her supporters during the “Lang siege” of 1573. Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

    An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.
    11.15am – 12pm
    12.15pm – 1pm
    2pm – 2.45pm
    3pm – 3.45pm

    Included in the normal admission price

  • Man at Arms – Bloodthirsty tales of warfare
    12:00 PM-12:45 PM
    2nd September 2017

    1 Castlemains Farm Cottages, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EF, UK

    1 Castlemains Farm Cottages, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EF, UK

    Hear bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life with a chainmailed costumed guide with a selection of replica medieval weapons and there function explained. Every Saturday.

    Included in admission

  • For his most Britannic Majesty!
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    32 Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6BU, UK

    32 Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6BU, UK

    During the Jacobite Rising of 1745 both sides were frantically recruiting soldiers. Meet a soldier of His Majesty’s army and attend a recruitment session, preparing to fight the rebels!

    Cost: Included in the normal admission price

  • Belter Blethers: Local Voices
    12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    2nd September 2017

    24A Winton Pl, Tranent EH33 1AE, UK

    24A Winton Pl, Tranent EH33 1AE, UK

    Steve Byrne of Local Voices will talk about recording the voices of Tranent folk with a view to starting up a small sound archive project to explore your heritage. The project will be looking for volunteers who themselves could be trained to record the oral history of their fellow Belters.

  • Digging up Dunbar
    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Follow the footprints of past residents of Dunbar parish.  Explore clues left in the landscape by the earliest hunter-gatherers to the soldiers stationed here in Victorian times.  Includes plenty of hands on activities for families.

  • Life in Albany Street in the 19th century
    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2nd September 2017

    2 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, UK

    2 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, UK

    As you stroll through the New Town, do you sometimes wonder who lived in the Georgian townhouses, and what were domestic dramas and significant events that took place inside?
    Discover why Sir Walter Scott rushed to the street in the midst of welcoming King George the Third to Edinburgh; find out where Felix Mendelssohn met Catherine Hogarth, later the wife of Charles Dickens and hear about a world-first in medicine that transformed women’s lives. Given the diversity of those who lived in Albany Street, the talk will provide a distinctive portrait of Edinburgh’s New Town in its early days.

    Barclay Price, who has researched the lives of all the nineteenth century residents of Albany Street, will share some of the street’s fascinating events and personalities.

  • More events
    • Victorian Visions: Discover and Restoration in St Andrews
      All day
      2nd September 2017-17th September 2017
      Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK
      Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

      Journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews and discover the restorations that have been carried out on the famous Old Course and the University buildings. Marvel at the archaeological wonders found in the Cathedral ruins and see the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers.

    • Vikings in Westray
      All day
      2nd September 2017-30th September 2017
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

      Archaeological artefacts found during professional investigations in Westray, with 11 explanatory wallboards of the Viking Age in Westray.

    • Unst Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven
      All day
      2nd September 2017-30th September 2017
      B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK
      B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

      Unst is an island well worth visiting. Unst’s landscape is peppered with remains and evidence of former occupants. Standing stones in various locations through to remains of broches and on to Viking sites of longhouses. The Viking Unst project did various longhouses excavations and there is a replica longship and longhouse to visit in Unst. Visit the Heritage Centre for information of sites to visit, and the Boat Haven for the fishing heritage of our island.

      £3 at either venue, £2 concession or £5 joint ticket

      unstheritage@gmail.com

    • Treasure Trove Finds
      All day
      2nd September 2017-15th October 2017
      32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK
      32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

      Visit the Gateway to the Glens Museum to view a display of treasure trove finds from Kirriemuir and the surrounding area. The display features a medieval hoard comprising of English Edward I silver long cross pennies, a carved stone ball, gold finger ring, and many other archaeological finds from the area.

      Gateway to the Glens Museum is one of five burgh museums run by the charity ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus which has been operating since December 2015. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which promote healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the burgh. For more information visit: www.angusalive.scot/ or www.facebook.com/ANGUSalive.Scot/.
      ANGUSalive is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133.

    • "All that Glitters is not Gold: A Metal Detectorist’s Story "
      All day
      2nd September 2017
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

      This personal view from one of the local metal detectorists in East Lothian highlights some of the fascinating objects that he has uncovered through his obby. It also explains what value these objects have in helping the professionals manage and care for our archaeology and heritage.

      Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri

      10am-4pm Sat

      1-4pm Sun

    • Treasured Memories
      All day
      2nd September 2017
      Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK
      Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

      The Coastal Communities Museum has brought together an array of artefacts, which will spark particular personal memories and make the visitor aware of events relating to the history, heritage and social culture of the local area. The whole family can become involved – grandparents can revisit bygone days, mums and dads their youth, while the kids can explore Treasure Island.

    • John Muir & Geology
      All day
      2nd September 2017
      126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK
      126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

      John Muir & Geology will explore the Scottish heroes who helped unravel Dunbar’s geological history.

    • Dig Newhailes
      All day
      2nd September 2017-3rd September 2017
      23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK
      23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK

      Get your hands dirty and take part in an archaeological dig with NTS archaeologist, Daniel Rhodes.

    • Shop Stories, Shop Window Trail
      All day
      2nd September 2017-19th September 2017
      Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK
      Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK

      Take a walk down the High Street and look at the old photos of the shopfronts displayed in the shop windows. Share your stories on Twitter #shopstoriesTranent @TranentRegen.

       

    • South Glen Shiel ridge guided walk
      All day
      2nd September 2017
      Unnamed Road, Kyle IV40 8HQ, UK
      Unnamed Road, Kyle IV40 8HQ, UK
      Join the National Trust for Scotland ranger based at Kintail on a magnificent mountain ridge walk. The South Shiel ridge is famous for providing the opportunity to take in seven Munros in one day. It offers much more than just this however, with a wonderful day’s walking surrounded by beautiful views on all sides.
      This walk is only suitable for fit, experienced and well-equipped hill walkers. Transport is available at the start and end of the day. Please contact the Kintail rangers directly for more information or to book on 01599 511231 or email   Kintail
    • The Scottish Warrior
      All day
      2nd September 2017
      Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK
      Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

      In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ‘Scottish warrior’. The exhibition will explore interpretations of the ‘Scottish warrior’ and seek to discover how the popular idea of the warrior was created. Spanning from pre-history to the World Wars the exhibition will largely draw upon the University of Aberdeen Museums’ collections alongside loans from the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

    • The Carpow Logboat Returns
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK
      2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

      Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the River Tay at Carpow in 2005, and see the evidence of first farming and metal making.

    • The Big Waggonway Dig
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK
      6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

      Led by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, come and try your hand at archaeology as we uncover the remains    of part of the Cadell’s 1815 iron railway at Cockenzie Harbour. There are loads of different tasks to help with, from digging to cleaning finds and with ‘living history’ salt making at Cockenzie House & Gardens, storytelling from Tim Porteus and much, much more. There’s something for all the family. Drop by any time to see the dig, or join a guided tour of the site, daily at 11:30. We’re also encouraging members of the local community to dig in their own gardens for clues of the coal, salt, glass and fishing industries which were the backbone of Cockenzie and Port Seton for centuries – a handy info pack will be available to pick up from our Big Dig HQ (exhibition, activity centre and archaeology hub) at Cockenzie House & Gardens. This is a free event, but we encourage donations to the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group. All donations go towards the delivery of our local heritage projects, including the forthcoming creation of a Waggonway & Cockenzie House Heritage Museum/ Exhibition.

    • Fire and Stone
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd September 2017-11th January 2018

      An exhibition exploring the archaeology of Monifieth Laws and the processes behind creating contemporary responses to ancient metal and stone artefacts. During Museum opening hours until Sunday 8 October 2017,

      Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.

      Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

    • Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers – Alec Finlay & Hannah Imlach
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK
      7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

      Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers explores technology and the Western Isles, in particular, the relationship between the South Uist rocket range – which combines meteorology, climate science, and military operations – and marine renewable energy. Over the next decade the Western Isles may be inundated with marine renewable technology as the West Coast Cluster is installed. The arrival of wind and marine energy returns a massive level of productive meaning to the coast and sea. We will explore these issues imaginatively, considering the past and future together. Finlay’s artworks have focused on the field of renewables and art since 2005 and, for the past 3 years, he has explored the relationship between place-names, languages, island cultures – Norse, Gaelic and Scots – and renewable technology. Imlach focused on the same subject in her recent project, Nautilus Turbine (2016), on the Isle of Eigg. This responded to Eigg’s community-run renewable energy infrastructure, and it takes the form of a personal turbine activated by a swimmer. We are interested in understanding the relationship between localism and technology. We also want to learn about the issues of fuel poverty and energy independence – will the new renewables be beneficial to the Hebrides, or will they simply be extractive?

    • Roman Frontiers:The Antonine Wall in Falkirk
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK
      Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

      A fascinating exhibition looking at the latest discoveries on the Antonine Wall in the Falkirk area, including a full scale replica and new artefacts never seen before!

    • VALHALLA! Life and Death in Viking Britain Exhibition
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK
      2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

      This fascinating exhibition from the Jorvik Trust brings together important Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago and the latest archaeological research techniques. Life in Britain during the 9th and 10th centuries is explored through everyday objects that reveal that the Vikings were not only invaders and warriors but also explorers, traders, and craftsmen. Displaying significant artefacts from excavations in York, including a Viking-age skeletons that were unearthed in the city, this exhibition examines how excavations can reveal the way in which Vikings commemorated and celebrated their dead using pagan boat burials, grave goods and ornately carved headstones. A special hands-on children’s area creates a world where puppetry and play encourages you to find out about Norse myths and sagas, and includes a Viking encampment, dressing up and games. The exhibition is supported by a full programme of craft workshops, children’s activities, a conference and torch procession lead by Lewick’s Up Helly Aa Jarl Squad.

    • Family History Day: Art in the Archives
      10:30 AM-4:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

      This year our Family History Day is inspired by archives as works of art. Our collections include beautiful notarial signatures, renaissance style seals, 16th century manuscript music, textile designs, photographs, drawings and doodlings! Join us for a packed programme of talks, workshops and behind the scenes tours. Find out what inspires an archaeological illustrator, learn more about the artworks held by East Lothian Museum Service, and why not create your own masterpiece inspired by our collections. Includes hands on activities for children and adults. Contact the Archive and Local History team at the John Gray Centre for a full programme. FREE. Booking required for some workshops, check online at

      www.johngraycentre.org

    • Trimontium Museum ala 'Three Hills' Roman Heritage Centre
      10:30 AM-4:30 PM
      2nd September 2017
      Main St, Melrose TD6, UK
      Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

      The only Roman-only Museum in Scotland. Eye-catching display of artefacts and gems illustrating life in the 1st/2nd century AD capital of South Scotland  – Trimontium – extending over 340 acres at Newstead, below three Eildon Hills. See the Synton 228 silver denaru hoard: the huge gilded statue Peg from Hawick: the ringstones, the reconstruction face of a Roman solider: models: panels: aerial photographs: children’s work. Please note that the the dates exclude Sundays.

      £2 Adults, £1 Student/Pupil, £5 Family

    • John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum
      10:30 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK
      Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

      The John Paul Jones birthplace museum is a hidden gem in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside which will leave you fascinated by this Local Hero. Situated at the Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean it is just next to Southerness and Carsethorn on the Solway coast and is a fantastic fun filled attraction for all the family. Learn all about the Dumfriesshire born American hero of the U.S Revolutionary War. Visit the cottage where he was born in 1747 and grew up as a young boy overlooking the Solway coast. Step into the magnificent replica of his cabin from his most famous ship the Bonhomme Richard in which he won in the battle fought against the HMS Serapis at Flamborough head. Take a walk through the museum and enjoy lots of pictures, information, facts, replica models of his Ships and two short films on the man that many of the American Navy make the pilgrimage each year to pay homage to the Father of the U.S Navy. Enjoy some refreshments in our lovey cafe and have a browse through our gift shop. Feel free to bring a picnic, our picnic tables have breathtaking views overlooking the slowly coast and the Southerness Lighthouse and take a walk through our beautifully kept tranquil peaceful garden.

      Adults: £4.50, Concessions:£4.00, Children: Free entry (cash only)

    • The Sword in the Story (exhibition)
      11:00 AM-4:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK
      8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK

      This exhibition was inspired by the study of a mysterious sword linked to the notorious Border Reiver, Kinmont Willie. It also features swords associated with notable local characters and places as well as a selection of swords from different eras and cultures. Closed Sunday.

       

    • Tracing the Tunnels: Geophysics Demonstrations at Cultybraggan POW Camp, Comrie
      11:00 AM-4:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK
      Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

      Camp 21 housed some of the toughest Nazi prisoners of WWII. Did they ever try to escape? Come along to find out as we hunt for the escape tunnels. See geophysical survey in action and learn about how archaeologists can use electrical currents and the magnetic properties of the ground to identify buried sites and features. Booking: none required.

      Free, donations towards research and camp preservation/ interpretation welcome

    • Schiltron - 16th century/renaissance
      11:15 AM-3:45 PM
      2nd September 2017-19th September 2017
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

      Edinburgh castle is steeped in war. Troops loyal to James V’s widow, Marie de Guise held it during the English invasion of the Rough Wooing in 1544, as well as the attacks by the Lords of the Congregation which took place during the reformation in 1560.

      Throughout the Marian Civil War, following Mary Queen of Scots forced abdication, it was held by her supporters during the “Lang siege” of 1573. Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

      An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.
      11.15am – 12pm
      12.15pm – 1pm
      2pm – 2.45pm
      3pm – 3.45pm

      Included in the normal admission price

    • Man at Arms - Bloodthirsty tales of warfare
      12:00 PM-12:45 PM
      2nd September 2017
      1 Castlemains Farm Cottages, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EF, UK
      1 Castlemains Farm Cottages, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EF, UK

      Hear bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life with a chainmailed costumed guide with a selection of replica medieval weapons and there function explained. Every Saturday.

      Included in admission

    • For his most Britannic Majesty!
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      32 Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6BU, UK
      32 Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6BU, UK

      During the Jacobite Rising of 1745 both sides were frantically recruiting soldiers. Meet a soldier of His Majesty’s army and attend a recruitment session, preparing to fight the rebels!

      Cost: Included in the normal admission price

    • Belter Blethers: Local Voices
      12:30 PM-1:30 PM
      2nd September 2017
      24A Winton Pl, Tranent EH33 1AE, UK
      24A Winton Pl, Tranent EH33 1AE, UK

      Steve Byrne of Local Voices will talk about recording the voices of Tranent folk with a view to starting up a small sound archive project to explore your heritage. The project will be looking for volunteers who themselves could be trained to record the oral history of their fellow Belters.

    • Digging up Dunbar
      1:00 PM-5:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK
      The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

      Follow the footprints of past residents of Dunbar parish.  Explore clues left in the landscape by the earliest hunter-gatherers to the soldiers stationed here in Victorian times.  Includes plenty of hands on activities for families.

    • Life in Albany Street in the 19th century
      2:00 PM-3:00 PM
      2nd September 2017
      2 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, UK
      2 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, UK

      As you stroll through the New Town, do you sometimes wonder who lived in the Georgian townhouses, and what were domestic dramas and significant events that took place inside?
      Discover why Sir Walter Scott rushed to the street in the midst of welcoming King George the Third to Edinburgh; find out where Felix Mendelssohn met Catherine Hogarth, later the wife of Charles Dickens and hear about a world-first in medicine that transformed women’s lives. Given the diversity of those who lived in Albany Street, the talk will provide a distinctive portrait of Edinburgh’s New Town in its early days.

      Barclay Price, who has researched the lives of all the nineteenth century residents of Albany Street, will share some of the street’s fascinating events and personalities.

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  • Victorian Visions: Discover and Restoration in St Andrews
    All day
    3rd September 2017-17th September 2017

    Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

    Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

    Journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews and discover the restorations that have been carried out on the famous Old Course and the University buildings. Marvel at the archaeological wonders found in the Cathedral ruins and see the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers.

  • Shop Stories, Shop Window Trail
    All day
    3rd September 2017-19th September 2017

    Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK

    Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK

    Take a walk down the High Street and look at the old photos of the shopfronts displayed in the shop windows. Share your stories on Twitter #shopstoriesTranent @TranentRegen.

     

  • Unst Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven
    All day
    3rd September 2017-30th September 2017

    B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

    B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

    Unst is an island well worth visiting. Unst’s landscape is peppered with remains and evidence of former occupants. Standing stones in various locations through to remains of broches and on to Viking sites of longhouses. The Viking Unst project did various longhouses excavations and there is a replica longship and longhouse to visit in Unst. Visit the Heritage Centre for information of sites to visit, and the Boat Haven for the fishing heritage of our island.

    £3 at either venue, £2 concession or £5 joint ticket

    unstheritage@gmail.com

  • Vikings in Westray
    All day
    3rd September 2017-30th September 2017

    The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

    The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

    Archaeological artefacts found during professional investigations in Westray, with 11 explanatory wallboards of the Viking Age in Westray.

  • The Scottish Warrior
    All day
    3rd September 2017

    Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

    Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

    In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ‘Scottish warrior’. The exhibition will explore interpretations of the ‘Scottish warrior’ and seek to discover how the popular idea of the warrior was created. Spanning from pre-history to the World Wars the exhibition will largely draw upon the University of Aberdeen Museums’ collections alongside loans from the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

  • Treasure Trove Finds
    All day
    3rd September 2017-15th October 2017

    32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

    32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

    Visit the Gateway to the Glens Museum to view a display of treasure trove finds from Kirriemuir and the surrounding area. The display features a medieval hoard comprising of English Edward I silver long cross pennies, a carved stone ball, gold finger ring, and many other archaeological finds from the area.

    Gateway to the Glens Museum is one of five burgh museums run by the charity ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus which has been operating since December 2015. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which promote healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the burgh. For more information visit: www.angusalive.scot/ or www.facebook.com/ANGUSalive.Scot/.
    ANGUSalive is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133.

  • “All that Glitters is not Gold: A Metal Detectorist’s Story “
    All day
    3rd September 2017

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    This personal view from one of the local metal detectorists in East Lothian highlights some of the fascinating objects that he has uncovered through his obby. It also explains what value these objects have in helping the professionals manage and care for our archaeology and heritage.

    Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri

    10am-4pm Sat

    1-4pm Sun

  • Treasured Memories
    All day
    3rd September 2017

    Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

    Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

    The Coastal Communities Museum has brought together an array of artefacts, which will spark particular personal memories and make the visitor aware of events relating to the history, heritage and social culture of the local area. The whole family can become involved – grandparents can revisit bygone days, mums and dads their youth, while the kids can explore Treasure Island.

  • Dig Newhailes
    All day
    3rd September 2017-3rd September 2017

    23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK

    23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK

    Get your hands dirty and take part in an archaeological dig with NTS archaeologist, Daniel Rhodes.

  • John Muir & Geology
    All day
    3rd September 2017

    126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

    126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

    John Muir & Geology will explore the Scottish heroes who helped unravel Dunbar’s geological history.

  • Exploring: the Ancient Sites of Highland Perthshire Pitcarmick
    9:30 AM-3:30 PM
    3rd September 2017

    A93, Blairgowrie PH10, UK

    A93, Blairgowrie PH10, UK

    Learn how to accurately use maps & compass and read the landscape to discover ancient sites, find hidden remains in a natural way, and enjoy walking in remote areas safely. Practical sessions teaching outdoor navigation skills using archaeological sites such as hut circles and stones. Skill Level: Introductory (3 Sept). Booking: pre-booking essential, places limited Grade of walk: 2 (Moderate)

    Cost: £65.00

     

  • The Carpow Logboat Returns
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

    2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

    Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the River Tay at Carpow in 2005, and see the evidence of first farming and metal making.

  • The Big Waggonway Dig
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

    6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

    Led by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, come and try your hand at archaeology as we uncover the remains    of part of the Cadell’s 1815 iron railway at Cockenzie Harbour. There are loads of different tasks to help with, from digging to cleaning finds and with ‘living history’ salt making at Cockenzie House & Gardens, storytelling from Tim Porteus and much, much more. There’s something for all the family. Drop by any time to see the dig, or join a guided tour of the site, daily at 11:30. We’re also encouraging members of the local community to dig in their own gardens for clues of the coal, salt, glass and fishing industries which were the backbone of Cockenzie and Port Seton for centuries – a handy info pack will be available to pick up from our Big Dig HQ (exhibition, activity centre and archaeology hub) at Cockenzie House & Gardens. This is a free event, but we encourage donations to the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group. All donations go towards the delivery of our local heritage projects, including the forthcoming creation of a Waggonway & Cockenzie House Heritage Museum/ Exhibition.

  • Fire and Stone
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    3rd September 2017-12th January 2018

    An exhibition exploring the archaeology of Monifieth Laws and the processes behind creating contemporary responses to ancient metal and stone artefacts. During Museum opening hours until Sunday 8 October 2017,

    Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.

    Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

  • Roman Frontiers:The Antonine Wall in Falkirk
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

    Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

    A fascinating exhibition looking at the latest discoveries on the Antonine Wall in the Falkirk area, including a full scale replica and new artefacts never seen before!

  • Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers – Alec Finlay & Hannah Imlach
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

    7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

    Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers explores technology and the Western Isles, in particular, the relationship between the South Uist rocket range – which combines meteorology, climate science, and military operations – and marine renewable energy. Over the next decade the Western Isles may be inundated with marine renewable technology as the West Coast Cluster is installed. The arrival of wind and marine energy returns a massive level of productive meaning to the coast and sea. We will explore these issues imaginatively, considering the past and future together. Finlay’s artworks have focused on the field of renewables and art since 2005 and, for the past 3 years, he has explored the relationship between place-names, languages, island cultures – Norse, Gaelic and Scots – and renewable technology. Imlach focused on the same subject in her recent project, Nautilus Turbine (2016), on the Isle of Eigg. This responded to Eigg’s community-run renewable energy infrastructure, and it takes the form of a personal turbine activated by a swimmer. We are interested in understanding the relationship between localism and technology. We also want to learn about the issues of fuel poverty and energy independence – will the new renewables be beneficial to the Hebrides, or will they simply be extractive?

  • John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

    Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

    The John Paul Jones birthplace museum is a hidden gem in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside which will leave you fascinated by this Local Hero. Situated at the Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean it is just next to Southerness and Carsethorn on the Solway coast and is a fantastic fun filled attraction for all the family. Learn all about the Dumfriesshire born American hero of the U.S Revolutionary War. Visit the cottage where he was born in 1747 and grew up as a young boy overlooking the Solway coast. Step into the magnificent replica of his cabin from his most famous ship the Bonhomme Richard in which he won in the battle fought against the HMS Serapis at Flamborough head. Take a walk through the museum and enjoy lots of pictures, information, facts, replica models of his Ships and two short films on the man that many of the American Navy make the pilgrimage each year to pay homage to the Father of the U.S Navy. Enjoy some refreshments in our lovey cafe and have a browse through our gift shop. Feel free to bring a picnic, our picnic tables have breathtaking views overlooking the slowly coast and the Southerness Lighthouse and take a walk through our beautifully kept tranquil peaceful garden.

    Adults: £4.50, Concessions:£4.00, Children: Free entry (cash only)

  • Trimontium Museum ala ‘Three Hills’ Roman Heritage Centre
    10:30 AM-4:30 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

    Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

    The only Roman-only Museum in Scotland. Eye-catching display of artefacts and gems illustrating life in the 1st/2nd century AD capital of South Scotland  – Trimontium – extending over 340 acres at Newstead, below three Eildon Hills. See the Synton 228 silver denaru hoard: the huge gilded statue Peg from Hawick: the ringstones, the reconstruction face of a Roman solider: models: panels: aerial photographs: children’s work. Please note that the the dates exclude Sundays.

    £2 Adults, £1 Student/Pupil, £5 Family

  • Tracing the Tunnels: Geophysics Demonstrations at Cultybraggan POW Camp, Comrie
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

    Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

    Camp 21 housed some of the toughest Nazi prisoners of WWII. Did they ever try to escape? Come along to find out as we hunt for the escape tunnels. See geophysical survey in action and learn about how archaeologists can use electrical currents and the magnetic properties of the ground to identify buried sites and features. Booking: none required.

    Free, donations towards research and camp preservation/ interpretation welcome

  • Cultybraggan Prisoner of War Camp, Comrie
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

    Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

    Known as the “Black Camp of the North”, Cultybraggan held some of the hardest Nazi prisoners in WWII before becoming an MOD training establishment. Now owned by the village, join volunteers from Comrie Heritage Group for a tour of Camp 21 and hear more about the site’s fascinating history and diverse future uses. Additional Information: refreshments available ◦ can be exposed in poor weather so bring clothing suitable. Grade of walk: 1 (easy). The walk leaves every half hour.

    Cost: £4 (adults), £3 (concessions), free for under 16s.

    Contact: Comrie Development Trust to arrange Group or Private tours at other times: 01746 670769 or visit www.comriedevelopmenttrust.org.uk/features/projects/heritage

  • Cultybraggan Prisoner of War Camp, Comrie
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

    Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

    Known as the “Black Camp of the North”, Cultybraggan held some of the hardest Nazi prisoners in WWII before becoming an MOD training establishment. Now owned by the village, join volunteers from Comrie Heritage Group for a tour of Camp 21 and hear more about the site’s fascinating history and diverse future uses. Additional Information: refreshments available ◦ can be exposed in poor weather so bring clothing suitable. Grade of walk: 1 (easy). The walk leaves every half hour.

    Cost: £4 (adults), £3 (concessions), free for under 16s.

    Contact: Comrie Development Trust to arrange Group or Private tours at other times: 01746 670769 or visit www.comriedevelopmenttrust.org.uk/features/projects/heritage

  • Schiltron – 16th century/renaissance
    11:15 AM-3:45 PM
    3rd September 2017-20th September 2017

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    Edinburgh castle is steeped in war. Troops loyal to James V’s widow, Marie de Guise held it during the English invasion of the Rough Wooing in 1544, as well as the attacks by the Lords of the Congregation which took place during the reformation in 1560.

    Throughout the Marian Civil War, following Mary Queen of Scots forced abdication, it was held by her supporters during the “Lang siege” of 1573. Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

    An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.
    11.15am – 12pm
    12.15pm – 1pm
    2pm – 2.45pm
    3pm – 3.45pm

    Included in the normal admission price

  • Blast from the Past at Party in the Park
    11:30 AM-6:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Kirkton Park, Edinburgh Rd, Bathgate EH48 1ET, UK

    Kirkton Park, Edinburgh Rd, Bathgate EH48 1ET, UK

    We are bringing along expert living history demonstrators to show you what life was like in prehistory in the Bathgate Hills. James Dilley from Ancient Craft will be demonstrating flint knapping and Bronze casting. Melissa and Romain from School of Ancient Craft will be doing prehistoric pottery and other activities. We will have information on what the project has been about and what our project participants have been up to.

  • Man at Arms Tour – Medieval Archery
    12:00 PM-6:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Tantallon Castle, North Berwick EH39 5PN, UK

    Tantallon Castle, North Berwick EH39 5PN, UK

    A lively introduction to the world of the late medieval archer. See the longbow and crossbow in action, learn about the equipment he took to war and try your hand with a modern recurve bow! (Age 7+ for bows. Safe toy crossbow range for younger children).

    Included in the normal admission price

     

  • Encampment! East Lothian Military History Day
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    B1348, Prestonpans EH32 9RY, UK

    B1348, Prestonpans EH32 9RY, UK

    Step into recreated military camps, try hands on activities for families including archery and themed face painting. Meet Romans, Jacobites and World War One soldiers, plus lots more to be seen on this time travelling day of military history. No booking required; drop-in event.

    £2 donation per family/group

  • The Bonnie Prince!
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    32 Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6BU, UK

    32 Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6BU, UK

    During the Jacobite Rising of 1745 both sides were frantically recruiting soldiers. Meet a Highland soldier of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army and prepare to fight for the rightful king of Britain!

  • Digging up Dunbar
    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Follow the footprints of past residents of Dunbar parish.  Explore clues left in the landscape by the earliest hunter-gatherers to the soldiers stationed here in Victorian times.  Includes plenty of hands on activities for families.

  • Meet Miss Baxter
    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    3rd September 2017

    225 Scotland St, Glasgow G5 8QB, UK

    225 Scotland St, Glasgow G5 8QB, UK

    Back to school tour with the inimitable Miss Baxter.

  • Museum showing Archaeology and Historical Events
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Blackness Pier, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0TQ, UK

    Blackness Pier, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0TQ, UK

    Scalloway Museum is owned by a charity, the Shetland Bus Friendship Society, and run entirely by volunteers. The charity instated a memorial (unveiled in 2003) to those who served and died in Shetland Bus operations during World War II.  The Shetland Bus was the name given to clandestine operations to and from occupied Norway during the war. The full story of the memorial and the Shetland Bus are told in the Scalloway at War section of this museum.  The Memorial can be visited in Scalloway together with Norway House and the Prince Olav Slip, all of which are associated with the Shetland Bus story. Opening time Sundays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

    Cost: £3.00

  • Hailes Castle Knights’ Tour
    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Hailes Castle, Haddington EH41 4PY, UK

    Hailes Castle, Haddington EH41 4PY, UK

    A Douglas Man at Arms and a Hepburn knight will lead this guided tour of Hailes Castle. Hear stories of the siege by Hotspur Percy and the rebel Scots Lord Dunbar Earl of March. There is limited parking at the Castle, but it is accessible by footpath along the river from East Linton, a pleasant 1.5 miles walk. Booking required.

     

  • Loretto School: Pinkie House and the Chapel
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    3rd September 2017

    3 Linkfield Rd, Musselburgh EH21 7AF, UK

    3 Linkfield Rd, Musselburgh EH21 7AF, UK

    The tour will include the exterior and interior of Pinkie House, with its fine grounds, plaster ceilings and painted gallery and the interior of Loretto Chapel, with its fine organ, memorials and large stained glass windows. The tour is provided by Musselburgh Conservation Society. Suitable for families, although not recommended for small children.

     

  • A Walk Around Medieval Dirleton
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    3rd September 2017

    Fidra Cottage, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EB, UK

    Fidra Cottage, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EB, UK

    This walk will explore the remaining evidence of how Dirleton was established and evolved. A handout showing old maps and plans will be used to help bring the past into focus. Input from participants will be encouraged. This event is provided by Gullane and Dirleton History Society. The walk will be on pavements and mown grassland. Suitable for families, although not recommended for small children. FREE. Booking required.

  • More events
    • Victorian Visions: Discover and Restoration in St Andrews
      All day
      3rd September 2017-17th September 2017
      Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK
      Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

      Journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews and discover the restorations that have been carried out on the famous Old Course and the University buildings. Marvel at the archaeological wonders found in the Cathedral ruins and see the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers.

    • Shop Stories, Shop Window Trail
      All day
      3rd September 2017-19th September 2017
      Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK
      Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK

      Take a walk down the High Street and look at the old photos of the shopfronts displayed in the shop windows. Share your stories on Twitter #shopstoriesTranent @TranentRegen.

       

    • Unst Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven
      All day
      3rd September 2017-30th September 2017
      B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK
      B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

      Unst is an island well worth visiting. Unst’s landscape is peppered with remains and evidence of former occupants. Standing stones in various locations through to remains of broches and on to Viking sites of longhouses. The Viking Unst project did various longhouses excavations and there is a replica longship and longhouse to visit in Unst. Visit the Heritage Centre for information of sites to visit, and the Boat Haven for the fishing heritage of our island.

      £3 at either venue, £2 concession or £5 joint ticket

      unstheritage@gmail.com

    • Vikings in Westray
      All day
      3rd September 2017-30th September 2017
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

      Archaeological artefacts found during professional investigations in Westray, with 11 explanatory wallboards of the Viking Age in Westray.

    • The Scottish Warrior
      All day
      3rd September 2017
      Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK
      Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

      In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ‘Scottish warrior’. The exhibition will explore interpretations of the ‘Scottish warrior’ and seek to discover how the popular idea of the warrior was created. Spanning from pre-history to the World Wars the exhibition will largely draw upon the University of Aberdeen Museums’ collections alongside loans from the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

    • Treasure Trove Finds
      All day
      3rd September 2017-15th October 2017
      32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK
      32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

      Visit the Gateway to the Glens Museum to view a display of treasure trove finds from Kirriemuir and the surrounding area. The display features a medieval hoard comprising of English Edward I silver long cross pennies, a carved stone ball, gold finger ring, and many other archaeological finds from the area.

      Gateway to the Glens Museum is one of five burgh museums run by the charity ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus which has been operating since December 2015. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which promote healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the burgh. For more information visit: www.angusalive.scot/ or www.facebook.com/ANGUSalive.Scot/.
      ANGUSalive is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133.

    • "All that Glitters is not Gold: A Metal Detectorist’s Story "
      All day
      3rd September 2017
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

      This personal view from one of the local metal detectorists in East Lothian highlights some of the fascinating objects that he has uncovered through his obby. It also explains what value these objects have in helping the professionals manage and care for our archaeology and heritage.

      Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri

      10am-4pm Sat

      1-4pm Sun

    • Treasured Memories
      All day
      3rd September 2017
      Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK
      Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

      The Coastal Communities Museum has brought together an array of artefacts, which will spark particular personal memories and make the visitor aware of events relating to the history, heritage and social culture of the local area. The whole family can become involved – grandparents can revisit bygone days, mums and dads their youth, while the kids can explore Treasure Island.

    • Dig Newhailes
      All day
      3rd September 2017-3rd September 2017
      23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK
      23 Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6SY, UK

      Get your hands dirty and take part in an archaeological dig with NTS archaeologist, Daniel Rhodes.

    • John Muir & Geology
      All day
      3rd September 2017
      126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK
      126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

      John Muir & Geology will explore the Scottish heroes who helped unravel Dunbar’s geological history.

    • Exploring: the Ancient Sites of Highland Perthshire Pitcarmick
      9:30 AM-3:30 PM
      3rd September 2017
      A93, Blairgowrie PH10, UK
      A93, Blairgowrie PH10, UK

      Learn how to accurately use maps & compass and read the landscape to discover ancient sites, find hidden remains in a natural way, and enjoy walking in remote areas safely. Practical sessions teaching outdoor navigation skills using archaeological sites such as hut circles and stones. Skill Level: Introductory (3 Sept). Booking: pre-booking essential, places limited Grade of walk: 2 (Moderate)

      Cost: £65.00

       

    • The Carpow Logboat Returns
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK
      2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

      Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the River Tay at Carpow in 2005, and see the evidence of first farming and metal making.

    • The Big Waggonway Dig
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK
      6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

      Led by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, come and try your hand at archaeology as we uncover the remains    of part of the Cadell’s 1815 iron railway at Cockenzie Harbour. There are loads of different tasks to help with, from digging to cleaning finds and with ‘living history’ salt making at Cockenzie House & Gardens, storytelling from Tim Porteus and much, much more. There’s something for all the family. Drop by any time to see the dig, or join a guided tour of the site, daily at 11:30. We’re also encouraging members of the local community to dig in their own gardens for clues of the coal, salt, glass and fishing industries which were the backbone of Cockenzie and Port Seton for centuries – a handy info pack will be available to pick up from our Big Dig HQ (exhibition, activity centre and archaeology hub) at Cockenzie House & Gardens. This is a free event, but we encourage donations to the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group. All donations go towards the delivery of our local heritage projects, including the forthcoming creation of a Waggonway & Cockenzie House Heritage Museum/ Exhibition.

    • Fire and Stone
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      3rd September 2017-12th January 2018

      An exhibition exploring the archaeology of Monifieth Laws and the processes behind creating contemporary responses to ancient metal and stone artefacts. During Museum opening hours until Sunday 8 October 2017,

      Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.

      Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

    • Roman Frontiers:The Antonine Wall in Falkirk
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK
      Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

      A fascinating exhibition looking at the latest discoveries on the Antonine Wall in the Falkirk area, including a full scale replica and new artefacts never seen before!

    • Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers – Alec Finlay & Hannah Imlach
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK
      7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

      Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers explores technology and the Western Isles, in particular, the relationship between the South Uist rocket range – which combines meteorology, climate science, and military operations – and marine renewable energy. Over the next decade the Western Isles may be inundated with marine renewable technology as the West Coast Cluster is installed. The arrival of wind and marine energy returns a massive level of productive meaning to the coast and sea. We will explore these issues imaginatively, considering the past and future together. Finlay’s artworks have focused on the field of renewables and art since 2005 and, for the past 3 years, he has explored the relationship between place-names, languages, island cultures – Norse, Gaelic and Scots – and renewable technology. Imlach focused on the same subject in her recent project, Nautilus Turbine (2016), on the Isle of Eigg. This responded to Eigg’s community-run renewable energy infrastructure, and it takes the form of a personal turbine activated by a swimmer. We are interested in understanding the relationship between localism and technology. We also want to learn about the issues of fuel poverty and energy independence – will the new renewables be beneficial to the Hebrides, or will they simply be extractive?

    • John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum
      10:30 AM-5:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK
      Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

      The John Paul Jones birthplace museum is a hidden gem in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside which will leave you fascinated by this Local Hero. Situated at the Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean it is just next to Southerness and Carsethorn on the Solway coast and is a fantastic fun filled attraction for all the family. Learn all about the Dumfriesshire born American hero of the U.S Revolutionary War. Visit the cottage where he was born in 1747 and grew up as a young boy overlooking the Solway coast. Step into the magnificent replica of his cabin from his most famous ship the Bonhomme Richard in which he won in the battle fought against the HMS Serapis at Flamborough head. Take a walk through the museum and enjoy lots of pictures, information, facts, replica models of his Ships and two short films on the man that many of the American Navy make the pilgrimage each year to pay homage to the Father of the U.S Navy. Enjoy some refreshments in our lovey cafe and have a browse through our gift shop. Feel free to bring a picnic, our picnic tables have breathtaking views overlooking the slowly coast and the Southerness Lighthouse and take a walk through our beautifully kept tranquil peaceful garden.

      Adults: £4.50, Concessions:£4.00, Children: Free entry (cash only)

    • Trimontium Museum ala 'Three Hills' Roman Heritage Centre
      10:30 AM-4:30 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Main St, Melrose TD6, UK
      Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

      The only Roman-only Museum in Scotland. Eye-catching display of artefacts and gems illustrating life in the 1st/2nd century AD capital of South Scotland  – Trimontium – extending over 340 acres at Newstead, below three Eildon Hills. See the Synton 228 silver denaru hoard: the huge gilded statue Peg from Hawick: the ringstones, the reconstruction face of a Roman solider: models: panels: aerial photographs: children’s work. Please note that the the dates exclude Sundays.

      £2 Adults, £1 Student/Pupil, £5 Family

    • Tracing the Tunnels: Geophysics Demonstrations at Cultybraggan POW Camp, Comrie
      11:00 AM-4:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK
      Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

      Camp 21 housed some of the toughest Nazi prisoners of WWII. Did they ever try to escape? Come along to find out as we hunt for the escape tunnels. See geophysical survey in action and learn about how archaeologists can use electrical currents and the magnetic properties of the ground to identify buried sites and features. Booking: none required.

      Free, donations towards research and camp preservation/ interpretation welcome

    • Cultybraggan Prisoner of War Camp, Comrie
      11:00 AM-3:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK
      Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

      Known as the “Black Camp of the North”, Cultybraggan held some of the hardest Nazi prisoners in WWII before becoming an MOD training establishment. Now owned by the village, join volunteers from Comrie Heritage Group for a tour of Camp 21 and hear more about the site’s fascinating history and diverse future uses. Additional Information: refreshments available ◦ can be exposed in poor weather so bring clothing suitable. Grade of walk: 1 (easy). The walk leaves every half hour.

      Cost: £4 (adults), £3 (concessions), free for under 16s.

      Contact: Comrie Development Trust to arrange Group or Private tours at other times: 01746 670769 or visit www.comriedevelopmenttrust.org.uk/features/projects/heritage

    • Cultybraggan Prisoner of War Camp, Comrie
      11:00 AM-3:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK
      Unnamed Road, Crieff PH6 2HX, UK

      Known as the “Black Camp of the North”, Cultybraggan held some of the hardest Nazi prisoners in WWII before becoming an MOD training establishment. Now owned by the village, join volunteers from Comrie Heritage Group for a tour of Camp 21 and hear more about the site’s fascinating history and diverse future uses. Additional Information: refreshments available ◦ can be exposed in poor weather so bring clothing suitable. Grade of walk: 1 (easy). The walk leaves every half hour.

      Cost: £4 (adults), £3 (concessions), free for under 16s.

      Contact: Comrie Development Trust to arrange Group or Private tours at other times: 01746 670769 or visit www.comriedevelopmenttrust.org.uk/features/projects/heritage

    • Schiltron - 16th century/renaissance
      11:15 AM-3:45 PM
      3rd September 2017-20th September 2017
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

      Edinburgh castle is steeped in war. Troops loyal to James V’s widow, Marie de Guise held it during the English invasion of the Rough Wooing in 1544, as well as the attacks by the Lords of the Congregation which took place during the reformation in 1560.

      Throughout the Marian Civil War, following Mary Queen of Scots forced abdication, it was held by her supporters during the “Lang siege” of 1573. Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

      An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.
      11.15am – 12pm
      12.15pm – 1pm
      2pm – 2.45pm
      3pm – 3.45pm

      Included in the normal admission price

    • Blast from the Past at Party in the Park
      11:30 AM-6:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Kirkton Park, Edinburgh Rd, Bathgate EH48 1ET, UK
      Kirkton Park, Edinburgh Rd, Bathgate EH48 1ET, UK

      We are bringing along expert living history demonstrators to show you what life was like in prehistory in the Bathgate Hills. James Dilley from Ancient Craft will be demonstrating flint knapping and Bronze casting. Melissa and Romain from School of Ancient Craft will be doing prehistoric pottery and other activities. We will have information on what the project has been about and what our project participants have been up to.

    • Man at Arms Tour - Medieval Archery
      12:00 PM-6:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Tantallon Castle, North Berwick EH39 5PN, UK
      Tantallon Castle, North Berwick EH39 5PN, UK

      A lively introduction to the world of the late medieval archer. See the longbow and crossbow in action, learn about the equipment he took to war and try your hand with a modern recurve bow! (Age 7+ for bows. Safe toy crossbow range for younger children).

      Included in the normal admission price

       

    • Encampment! East Lothian Military History Day
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      B1348, Prestonpans EH32 9RY, UK
      B1348, Prestonpans EH32 9RY, UK

      Step into recreated military camps, try hands on activities for families including archery and themed face painting. Meet Romans, Jacobites and World War One soldiers, plus lots more to be seen on this time travelling day of military history. No booking required; drop-in event.

      £2 donation per family/group

    • The Bonnie Prince!
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      32 Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6BU, UK
      32 Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6BU, UK

      During the Jacobite Rising of 1745 both sides were frantically recruiting soldiers. Meet a Highland soldier of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army and prepare to fight for the rightful king of Britain!

    • Digging up Dunbar
      1:00 PM-5:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK
      The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

      Follow the footprints of past residents of Dunbar parish.  Explore clues left in the landscape by the earliest hunter-gatherers to the soldiers stationed here in Victorian times.  Includes plenty of hands on activities for families.

    • Meet Miss Baxter
      1:30 PM-2:30 PM
      3rd September 2017
      225 Scotland St, Glasgow G5 8QB, UK
      225 Scotland St, Glasgow G5 8QB, UK

      Back to school tour with the inimitable Miss Baxter.

    • Museum showing Archaeology and Historical Events
      2:00 PM-4:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Blackness Pier, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0TQ, UK
      Blackness Pier, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0TQ, UK

      Scalloway Museum is owned by a charity, the Shetland Bus Friendship Society, and run entirely by volunteers. The charity instated a memorial (unveiled in 2003) to those who served and died in Shetland Bus operations during World War II.  The Shetland Bus was the name given to clandestine operations to and from occupied Norway during the war. The full story of the memorial and the Shetland Bus are told in the Scalloway at War section of this museum.  The Memorial can be visited in Scalloway together with Norway House and the Prince Olav Slip, all of which are associated with the Shetland Bus story. Opening time Sundays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

      Cost: £3.00

    • Hailes Castle Knights’ Tour
      2:00 PM-3:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Hailes Castle, Haddington EH41 4PY, UK
      Hailes Castle, Haddington EH41 4PY, UK

      A Douglas Man at Arms and a Hepburn knight will lead this guided tour of Hailes Castle. Hear stories of the siege by Hotspur Percy and the rebel Scots Lord Dunbar Earl of March. There is limited parking at the Castle, but it is accessible by footpath along the river from East Linton, a pleasant 1.5 miles walk. Booking required.

       

    • Loretto School: Pinkie House and the Chapel
      2:00 PM-3:30 PM
      3rd September 2017
      3 Linkfield Rd, Musselburgh EH21 7AF, UK
      3 Linkfield Rd, Musselburgh EH21 7AF, UK

      The tour will include the exterior and interior of Pinkie House, with its fine grounds, plaster ceilings and painted gallery and the interior of Loretto Chapel, with its fine organ, memorials and large stained glass windows. The tour is provided by Musselburgh Conservation Society. Suitable for families, although not recommended for small children.

       

    • A Walk Around Medieval Dirleton
      2:00 PM-4:00 PM
      3rd September 2017
      Fidra Cottage, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EB, UK
      Fidra Cottage, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EB, UK

      This walk will explore the remaining evidence of how Dirleton was established and evolved. A handout showing old maps and plans will be used to help bring the past into focus. Input from participants will be encouraged. This event is provided by Gullane and Dirleton History Society. The walk will be on pavements and mown grassland. Suitable for families, although not recommended for small children. FREE. Booking required.

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  • Victorian Visions: Discover and Restoration in St Andrews
    All day
    4th September 2017-17th September 2017

    Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

    Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

    Journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews and discover the restorations that have been carried out on the famous Old Course and the University buildings. Marvel at the archaeological wonders found in the Cathedral ruins and see the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers.

  • Treasured Memories
    All day
    4th September 2017

    Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

    Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

    The Coastal Communities Museum has brought together an array of artefacts, which will spark particular personal memories and make the visitor aware of events relating to the history, heritage and social culture of the local area. The whole family can become involved – grandparents can revisit bygone days, mums and dads their youth, while the kids can explore Treasure Island.

  • Unst Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven
    All day
    4th September 2017-30th September 2017

    B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

    B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

    Unst is an island well worth visiting. Unst’s landscape is peppered with remains and evidence of former occupants. Standing stones in various locations through to remains of broches and on to Viking sites of longhouses. The Viking Unst project did various longhouses excavations and there is a replica longship and longhouse to visit in Unst. Visit the Heritage Centre for information of sites to visit, and the Boat Haven for the fishing heritage of our island.

    £3 at either venue, £2 concession or £5 joint ticket

    unstheritage@gmail.com

  • Vikings in Westray
    All day
    4th September 2017-30th September 2017

    The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

    The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

    Archaeological artefacts found during professional investigations in Westray, with 11 explanatory wallboards of the Viking Age in Westray.

  • The Scottish Warrior
    All day
    4th September 2017

    Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

    Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

    In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ‘Scottish warrior’. The exhibition will explore interpretations of the ‘Scottish warrior’ and seek to discover how the popular idea of the warrior was created. Spanning from pre-history to the World Wars the exhibition will largely draw upon the University of Aberdeen Museums’ collections alongside loans from the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

  • “All that Glitters is not Gold: A Metal Detectorist’s Story “
    All day
    4th September 2017

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

    This personal view from one of the local metal detectorists in East Lothian highlights some of the fascinating objects that he has uncovered through his obby. It also explains what value these objects have in helping the professionals manage and care for our archaeology and heritage.

    Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri

    10am-4pm Sat

    1-4pm Sun

  • Treasure Trove Finds
    All day
    4th September 2017-15th October 2017

    32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

    32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

    Visit the Gateway to the Glens Museum to view a display of treasure trove finds from Kirriemuir and the surrounding area. The display features a medieval hoard comprising of English Edward I silver long cross pennies, a carved stone ball, gold finger ring, and many other archaeological finds from the area.

    Gateway to the Glens Museum is one of five burgh museums run by the charity ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus which has been operating since December 2015. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which promote healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the burgh. For more information visit: www.angusalive.scot/ or www.facebook.com/ANGUSalive.Scot/.
    ANGUSalive is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133.

  • Shop Stories, Shop Window Trail
    All day
    4th September 2017-19th September 2017

    Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK

    Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK

    Take a walk down the High Street and look at the old photos of the shopfronts displayed in the shop windows. Share your stories on Twitter #shopstoriesTranent @TranentRegen.

     

  • John Muir & Geology
    All day
    4th September 2017

    126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

    126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

    John Muir & Geology will explore the Scottish heroes who helped unravel Dunbar’s geological history.

  • The Big Waggonway Dig
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    4th September 2017

    6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

    6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

    Led by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, come and try your hand at archaeology as we uncover the remains    of part of the Cadell’s 1815 iron railway at Cockenzie Harbour. There are loads of different tasks to help with, from digging to cleaning finds and with ‘living history’ salt making at Cockenzie House & Gardens, storytelling from Tim Porteus and much, much more. There’s something for all the family. Drop by any time to see the dig, or join a guided tour of the site, daily at 11:30. We’re also encouraging members of the local community to dig in their own gardens for clues of the coal, salt, glass and fishing industries which were the backbone of Cockenzie and Port Seton for centuries – a handy info pack will be available to pick up from our Big Dig HQ (exhibition, activity centre and archaeology hub) at Cockenzie House & Gardens. This is a free event, but we encourage donations to the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group. All donations go towards the delivery of our local heritage projects, including the forthcoming creation of a Waggonway & Cockenzie House Heritage Museum/ Exhibition.

  • The Carpow Logboat Returns
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    4th September 2017

    2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

    2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

    Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the River Tay at Carpow in 2005, and see the evidence of first farming and metal making.

  • Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers – Alec Finlay & Hannah Imlach
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    4th September 2017

    7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

    7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

    Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers explores technology and the Western Isles, in particular, the relationship between the South Uist rocket range – which combines meteorology, climate science, and military operations – and marine renewable energy. Over the next decade the Western Isles may be inundated with marine renewable technology as the West Coast Cluster is installed. The arrival of wind and marine energy returns a massive level of productive meaning to the coast and sea. We will explore these issues imaginatively, considering the past and future together. Finlay’s artworks have focused on the field of renewables and art since 2005 and, for the past 3 years, he has explored the relationship between place-names, languages, island cultures – Norse, Gaelic and Scots – and renewable technology. Imlach focused on the same subject in her recent project, Nautilus Turbine (2016), on the Isle of Eigg. This responded to Eigg’s community-run renewable energy infrastructure, and it takes the form of a personal turbine activated by a swimmer. We are interested in understanding the relationship between localism and technology. We also want to learn about the issues of fuel poverty and energy independence – will the new renewables be beneficial to the Hebrides, or will they simply be extractive?

  • Roman Frontiers:The Antonine Wall in Falkirk
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    4th September 2017

    Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

    Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

    A fascinating exhibition looking at the latest discoveries on the Antonine Wall in the Falkirk area, including a full scale replica and new artefacts never seen before!

  • Architectural Traditions: Improvement, Enlightenment and Victorian Scotland
    10:00 AM-3:30 PM
    4th September 2017

    2a Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ, UK

    2a Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ, UK

    The progress in Scottish architectural design and construction techniques during the crucial 18th and 19th centuries.

    £38.40 Members, £48.00 Non-members

  • Fire and Stone
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    4th September 2017-13th January 2018

    An exhibition exploring the archaeology of Monifieth Laws and the processes behind creating contemporary responses to ancient metal and stone artefacts. During Museum opening hours until Sunday 8 October 2017,

    Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.

    Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

  • Trimontium Museum ala ‘Three Hills’ Roman Heritage Centre
    10:30 AM-4:30 PM
    4th September 2017

    Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

    Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

    The only Roman-only Museum in Scotland. Eye-catching display of artefacts and gems illustrating life in the 1st/2nd century AD capital of South Scotland  – Trimontium – extending over 340 acres at Newstead, below three Eildon Hills. See the Synton 228 silver denaru hoard: the huge gilded statue Peg from Hawick: the ringstones, the reconstruction face of a Roman solider: models: panels: aerial photographs: children’s work. Please note that the the dates exclude Sundays.

    £2 Adults, £1 Student/Pupil, £5 Family

  • John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    4th September 2017

    Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

    Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

    The John Paul Jones birthplace museum is a hidden gem in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside which will leave you fascinated by this Local Hero. Situated at the Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean it is just next to Southerness and Carsethorn on the Solway coast and is a fantastic fun filled attraction for all the family. Learn all about the Dumfriesshire born American hero of the U.S Revolutionary War. Visit the cottage where he was born in 1747 and grew up as a young boy overlooking the Solway coast. Step into the magnificent replica of his cabin from his most famous ship the Bonhomme Richard in which he won in the battle fought against the HMS Serapis at Flamborough head. Take a walk through the museum and enjoy lots of pictures, information, facts, replica models of his Ships and two short films on the man that many of the American Navy make the pilgrimage each year to pay homage to the Father of the U.S Navy. Enjoy some refreshments in our lovey cafe and have a browse through our gift shop. Feel free to bring a picnic, our picnic tables have breathtaking views overlooking the slowly coast and the Southerness Lighthouse and take a walk through our beautifully kept tranquil peaceful garden.

    Adults: £4.50, Concessions:£4.00, Children: Free entry (cash only)

  • The Sword in the Story (exhibition)
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    4th September 2017

    8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK

    8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK

    This exhibition was inspired by the study of a mysterious sword linked to the notorious Border Reiver, Kinmont Willie. It also features swords associated with notable local characters and places as well as a selection of swords from different eras and cultures. Closed Sunday.

     

  • Bolts and Bodkins
    11:15 AM-3:45 PM
    4th September 2017

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    Join castle archer, Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Learn about different types of arrowheads and how arrow wounds were treated.  Get dressed for battle and join the garrison!

    11.15am – 12pm
    12.15pm – 1pm
    2pm – 2.45pm
    3pm – 3.45pm

    Included in the normal admission price

  • Schiltron – 16th century/renaissance
    11:15 AM-3:45 PM
    4th September 2017-20th September 2017

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    Edinburgh castle is steeped in war. Troops loyal to James V’s widow, Marie de Guise held it during the English invasion of the Rough Wooing in 1544, as well as the attacks by the Lords of the Congregation which took place during the reformation in 1560.

    Throughout the Marian Civil War, following Mary Queen of Scots forced abdication, it was held by her supporters during the “Lang siege” of 1573. Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

    An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.
    11.15am – 12pm
    12.15pm – 1pm
    2pm – 2.45pm
    3pm – 3.45pm

    Included in the normal admission price

  • Digging up Dunbar
    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    4th September 2017

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

    Follow the footprints of past residents of Dunbar parish.  Explore clues left in the landscape by the earliest hunter-gatherers to the soldiers stationed here in Victorian times.  Includes plenty of hands on activities for families.

  • The Old Melrose Monk’s Walk
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    4th September 2017

    Colt House, Ravenswood, Melrose TD6 9DF, UK

    Colt House, Ravenswood, Melrose TD6 9DF, UK

    Pre-Roman, Roman, Mediaeval, 18th century Estate, Restored Victorian Summerhouse: river views. Site of Anglo-Saxon monastery/pilgrimage centre and St Cuthbert’s Chapel. A special peninsula. No booking required.

    £2 Adults, Free Children

  • More events
    • Victorian Visions: Discover and Restoration in St Andrews
      All day
      4th September 2017-17th September 2017
      Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK
      Museum of the University of Saint Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AR, UK

      Journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews and discover the restorations that have been carried out on the famous Old Course and the University buildings. Marvel at the archaeological wonders found in the Cathedral ruins and see the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers.

    • Treasured Memories
      All day
      4th September 2017
      Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK
      Milsey Court, School Rd, North Berwick EH39 4LQ, UK

      The Coastal Communities Museum has brought together an array of artefacts, which will spark particular personal memories and make the visitor aware of events relating to the history, heritage and social culture of the local area. The whole family can become involved – grandparents can revisit bygone days, mums and dads their youth, while the kids can explore Treasure Island.

    • Unst Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven
      All day
      4th September 2017-30th September 2017
      B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK
      B9087, Shetland ZE2, UK

      Unst is an island well worth visiting. Unst’s landscape is peppered with remains and evidence of former occupants. Standing stones in various locations through to remains of broches and on to Viking sites of longhouses. The Viking Unst project did various longhouses excavations and there is a replica longship and longhouse to visit in Unst. Visit the Heritage Centre for information of sites to visit, and the Boat Haven for the fishing heritage of our island.

      £3 at either venue, £2 concession or £5 joint ticket

      unstheritage@gmail.com

    • Vikings in Westray
      All day
      4th September 2017-30th September 2017
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

      Archaeological artefacts found during professional investigations in Westray, with 11 explanatory wallboards of the Viking Age in Westray.

    • The Scottish Warrior
      All day
      4th September 2017
      Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK
      Old Town House, Aberdeen AB24, UK

      In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ‘Scottish warrior’. The exhibition will explore interpretations of the ‘Scottish warrior’ and seek to discover how the popular idea of the warrior was created. Spanning from pre-history to the World Wars the exhibition will largely draw upon the University of Aberdeen Museums’ collections alongside loans from the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

    • "All that Glitters is not Gold: A Metal Detectorist’s Story "
      All day
      4th September 2017
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK
      48 High St, Haddington EH41, UK

      This personal view from one of the local metal detectorists in East Lothian highlights some of the fascinating objects that he has uncovered through his obby. It also explains what value these objects have in helping the professionals manage and care for our archaeology and heritage.

      Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri

      10am-4pm Sat

      1-4pm Sun

    • Treasure Trove Finds
      All day
      4th September 2017-15th October 2017
      32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK
      32 High St, Kirriemuir DD8, UK

      Visit the Gateway to the Glens Museum to view a display of treasure trove finds from Kirriemuir and the surrounding area. The display features a medieval hoard comprising of English Edward I silver long cross pennies, a carved stone ball, gold finger ring, and many other archaeological finds from the area.

      Gateway to the Glens Museum is one of five burgh museums run by the charity ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus which has been operating since December 2015. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which promote healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the burgh. For more information visit: www.angusalive.scot/ or www.facebook.com/ANGUSalive.Scot/.
      ANGUSalive is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133.

    • Shop Stories, Shop Window Trail
      All day
      4th September 2017-19th September 2017
      Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK
      Mill Cottage, High St, Ormiston, Tranent EH35 5LN, UK

      Take a walk down the High Street and look at the old photos of the shopfronts displayed in the shop windows. Share your stories on Twitter #shopstoriesTranent @TranentRegen.

       

    • John Muir & Geology
      All day
      4th September 2017
      126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK
      126 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ, UK

      John Muir & Geology will explore the Scottish heroes who helped unravel Dunbar’s geological history.

    • The Big Waggonway Dig
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      4th September 2017
      6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK
      6 Viewforth, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0DR, UK

      Led by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, come and try your hand at archaeology as we uncover the remains    of part of the Cadell’s 1815 iron railway at Cockenzie Harbour. There are loads of different tasks to help with, from digging to cleaning finds and with ‘living history’ salt making at Cockenzie House & Gardens, storytelling from Tim Porteus and much, much more. There’s something for all the family. Drop by any time to see the dig, or join a guided tour of the site, daily at 11:30. We’re also encouraging members of the local community to dig in their own gardens for clues of the coal, salt, glass and fishing industries which were the backbone of Cockenzie and Port Seton for centuries – a handy info pack will be available to pick up from our Big Dig HQ (exhibition, activity centre and archaeology hub) at Cockenzie House & Gardens. This is a free event, but we encourage donations to the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group. All donations go towards the delivery of our local heritage projects, including the forthcoming creation of a Waggonway & Cockenzie House Heritage Museum/ Exhibition.

    • The Carpow Logboat Returns
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      4th September 2017
      2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK
      2D Bridge Ln, Perth PH1 5JJ, UK

      Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the River Tay at Carpow in 2005, and see the evidence of first farming and metal making.

    • Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers – Alec Finlay & Hannah Imlach
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      4th September 2017
      7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK
      7 Kersavagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AD, UK

      Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers explores technology and the Western Isles, in particular, the relationship between the South Uist rocket range – which combines meteorology, climate science, and military operations – and marine renewable energy. Over the next decade the Western Isles may be inundated with marine renewable technology as the West Coast Cluster is installed. The arrival of wind and marine energy returns a massive level of productive meaning to the coast and sea. We will explore these issues imaginatively, considering the past and future together. Finlay’s artworks have focused on the field of renewables and art since 2005 and, for the past 3 years, he has explored the relationship between place-names, languages, island cultures – Norse, Gaelic and Scots – and renewable technology. Imlach focused on the same subject in her recent project, Nautilus Turbine (2016), on the Isle of Eigg. This responded to Eigg’s community-run renewable energy infrastructure, and it takes the form of a personal turbine activated by a swimmer. We are interested in understanding the relationship between localism and technology. We also want to learn about the issues of fuel poverty and energy independence – will the new renewables be beneficial to the Hebrides, or will they simply be extractive?

    • Roman Frontiers:The Antonine Wall in Falkirk
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      4th September 2017
      Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK
      Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UK

      A fascinating exhibition looking at the latest discoveries on the Antonine Wall in the Falkirk area, including a full scale replica and new artefacts never seen before!

    • Architectural Traditions: Improvement, Enlightenment and Victorian Scotland
      10:00 AM-3:30 PM
      4th September 2017
      2a Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ, UK
      2a Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ, UK

      The progress in Scottish architectural design and construction techniques during the crucial 18th and 19th centuries.

      £38.40 Members, £48.00 Non-members

    • Fire and Stone
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      4th September 2017-13th January 2018

      An exhibition exploring the archaeology of Monifieth Laws and the processes behind creating contemporary responses to ancient metal and stone artefacts. During Museum opening hours until Sunday 8 October 2017,

      Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.

      Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

    • Trimontium Museum ala 'Three Hills' Roman Heritage Centre
      10:30 AM-4:30 PM
      4th September 2017
      Main St, Melrose TD6, UK
      Main St, Melrose TD6, UK

      The only Roman-only Museum in Scotland. Eye-catching display of artefacts and gems illustrating life in the 1st/2nd century AD capital of South Scotland  – Trimontium – extending over 340 acres at Newstead, below three Eildon Hills. See the Synton 228 silver denaru hoard: the huge gilded statue Peg from Hawick: the ringstones, the reconstruction face of a Roman solider: models: panels: aerial photographs: children’s work. Please note that the the dates exclude Sundays.

      £2 Adults, £1 Student/Pupil, £5 Family

    • John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum
      10:30 AM-5:00 PM
      4th September 2017
      Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK
      Arbigland, Dumfries DG2 8BQ, UK

      The John Paul Jones birthplace museum is a hidden gem in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside which will leave you fascinated by this Local Hero. Situated at the Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean it is just next to Southerness and Carsethorn on the Solway coast and is a fantastic fun filled attraction for all the family. Learn all about the Dumfriesshire born American hero of the U.S Revolutionary War. Visit the cottage where he was born in 1747 and grew up as a young boy overlooking the Solway coast. Step into the magnificent replica of his cabin from his most famous ship the Bonhomme Richard in which he won in the battle fought against the HMS Serapis at Flamborough head. Take a walk through the museum and enjoy lots of pictures, information, facts, replica models of his Ships and two short films on the man that many of the American Navy make the pilgrimage each year to pay homage to the Father of the U.S Navy. Enjoy some refreshments in our lovey cafe and have a browse through our gift shop. Feel free to bring a picnic, our picnic tables have breathtaking views overlooking the slowly coast and the Southerness Lighthouse and take a walk through our beautifully kept tranquil peaceful garden.

      Adults: £4.50, Concessions:£4.00, Children: Free entry (cash only)

    • The Sword in the Story (exhibition)
      11:00 AM-4:00 PM
      4th September 2017
      8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK
      8 Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA, UK

      This exhibition was inspired by the study of a mysterious sword linked to the notorious Border Reiver, Kinmont Willie. It also features swords associated with notable local characters and places as well as a selection of swords from different eras and cultures. Closed Sunday.

       

    • Bolts and Bodkins
      11:15 AM-3:45 PM
      4th September 2017
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

      Join castle archer, Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Learn about different types of arrowheads and how arrow wounds were treated.  Get dressed for battle and join the garrison!

      11.15am – 12pm
      12.15pm – 1pm
      2pm – 2.45pm
      3pm – 3.45pm

      Included in the normal admission price

    • Schiltron - 16th century/renaissance
      11:15 AM-3:45 PM
      4th September 2017-20th September 2017
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK
      The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1, UK

      Edinburgh castle is steeped in war. Troops loyal to James V’s widow, Marie de Guise held it during the English invasion of the Rough Wooing in 1544, as well as the attacks by the Lords of the Congregation which took place during the reformation in 1560.

      Throughout the Marian Civil War, following Mary Queen of Scots forced abdication, it was held by her supporters during the “Lang siege” of 1573. Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

      An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.
      11.15am – 12pm
      12.15pm – 1pm
      2pm – 2.45pm
      3pm – 3.45pm

      Included in the normal admission price

    • Digging up Dunbar
      1:00 PM-5:00 PM
      4th September 2017
      The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK
      The Dunbar Town House, Dunbar EH42, UK

      Follow the footprints of past residents of Dunbar parish.  Explore clues left in the landscape by the earliest hunter-gatherers to the soldiers stationed here in Victorian times.  Includes plenty of hands on activities for families.

    • The Old Melrose Monk's Walk
      1:30 PM-3:30 PM
      4th September 2017
      Colt House, Ravenswood, Melrose TD6 9DF, UK
      Colt House, Ravenswood, Melrose TD6 9DF, UK

      Pre-Roman, Roman, Mediaeval, 18th century Estate, Restored Victorian Summerhouse: river views. Site of Anglo-Saxon monastery/pilgrimage centre and St Cuthbert’s Chapel. A special peninsula. No booking required.

      £2 Adults, Free Children

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