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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  • Slow Sashiko Stitch Exhibition
    All day
    1st November 2018-3rd November 2018

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    Emma McLellan Exhibition

    Textiles bring healing, comfort and warmth. Using garments inspired by loved ones, Emma has made memory quilts, combining patchwork, sashiko and boro techniques. With each stitch … a memory.

    A workshop will accompany this exhibition.

    This exhibition runs from Sat 1 September – Sat 3 November.

  • Mount Stuart House
    All day
    1st November 2018-29th November 2018

    Mt Stuartbute, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR, UK

    Mt Stuartbute, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR, UK

    Mount Stuart House and Gardens are located on the beautiful island of Bute. Bute is only 33 miles from Glasgow.  It is the most accessible of the westerly isles from the Scottish Central Belt. It’s a peaceful island haven, just a stone’s throw away from the mainland.

    The spirit of nineteenth-century invention is embodied in Mount Stuart – a feat of Victorian engineering, this neo-gothic mansion was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. Ironic, when you consider the medieval inspiration of the Gothic Revival. Set in 300 acres of grounds which include designed gardens, woodland and coast there is something for everyone at Mount Stuart!

    Opening times:

    Aug-Sept: open daily: guided tours: 11am-12pm, free flow:12pm-4pm.

    Oct: Daily: guided tours: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm.

  • Being B.A.D. in Banchory Museum
    All day
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

    Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

    This event combines Scottish Archaeology Month(Aug/Sept) and the BIG DRAW children’s art project (Oct) to make The Big Archaeology Draw hence the BAD bit!

    This gives children the opportunity to take part in archaeological activities and try drawing some of the handling objects from the museum. If children take part in ‘being BAD’, they will also receive a badge.

  • Historic Kilmun, by Dunoon
    All day
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Shore Rd, Dunoon PA23 8TE, UK

    Shore Rd, Dunoon PA23 8TE, UK

    Over a thousand years ago, an Irish holy man called Fintan Munnu started one of the first Christian communities in the west of Scotland here.The cell or chapel of Munnu gave the village its name: Kilmun.

    Munnu became a Saint, and his reputation made Kilmun an important sacred place.The powerful Campbell clan, who became Lords, Earls and then Dukes of Argyll, adopted it as their spiritual home.They paid priests to pray for their souls, and their dead are buried in a grand mausoleum.

    Hundreds of years later, a new church was built to house the tourists who came to Kilmun for its beauty and fresh air. Rich people supported it by paying for colourful stained glass windows instead of prayers. In the churchyard, intriguing gravestones bear witness to the loves, hopes and work of the people who have lived here through the centuries.

    Opening times: April to October on Thursdays to Saturdays

  • Matching Sets Exhibition
    All day
    1st November 2018-1st January 2019

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    A selection of twinsets and matching garments from Hawick Museum collection shed light on the development and the varied styles of this famous symbol of the Hawick knitwear industry.

    This exhibition runs from Sat 15 September – January 2019

  • Kelvin Hall
    6:30 AM-10:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DP, UK

    1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DP, UK

    Glasgow Museums at Kelvin Hall:

    Kelvin Hall provides access to Glasgow Museums’ Social History, Mackintosh, Archaeology and furniture collections through tours, events and temporary displays.

    Opening times:

    Mon-Fri: 6.30am-10pm, Sat: 10am-5pm,

    Sun: 8am-8pm

  • The Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum
    9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    4 Lower Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UG, UK

    4 Lower Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UG, UK

    Visit the Story of Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition to find out how the heroic engineers and keepers built and maintained Scotland’s tallest lighthouse, Skerryvore, on one of Britain’s most dangerous rocks, over 10 nautical miles out to sea.

    Opening times: May – Sept and by appointment all other times.
  • Westray Heritage Centre
    9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

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

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

    Westray Heritage Centre is a four-star museum, archive and information centre in the island’s main village of Pierowall.

    As well as staging exhibitions focusing on Westray’s history and storing an archive of artefacts, documents and photographs, we have resources for those researching family history, the story of farming, fishing and other trades in the island and an insight into the ongoing archaeological investigations here.

    The centre is also the home of the 5,000-year-old “Westray Wife” (also known as Orkney Venus) figurine (pictured right), found at the Links of Noltland in 2009, and the fabulous carvings on the Westray Stone, discovered in Pierowall in 1981.

    Opening times:

    Tuesday – Saturday 0900-1200  1400- 1700,

    Monday 1130-1700,

    Sunday 1330 -1700

  • Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
    9:30 AM-5:30 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

    2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

    Long before Stonehenge or even the Egyptian pyramids were built, Skara Brae was a thriving village. Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.

    First uncovered by a storm in 1850, Skara Brae remains a place of discovery today. Visit a replica Neolithic house to see how its full interior might have looked. Then follow the path that overlooks the ancient buildings, imagining what life was like for the farmers, hunters and fishermen who lived here. The prehistoric houses still contain stone ‘dressers’ and box-beds.

    Opening times:

    1 Apr to 30 Sept, Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm,  Last entry 4.45pm,

    1 Oct to 31 Mar, Daily 10am to 4pm, last entry 3:15pm

  • Skaill House
    9:30 AM-5:15 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

    2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

    Overlooking the spectacular Bay of Skaill, Skaill House is the finest 17th Century mansion in Orkney. Home of William Graham Watt, 7th Laird of Breckness, who unearthed the World famous neolithic village of Skara Brae in 1850.

    Covering thousands of years of history, Skaill House is renowned for its contribution to Orkney’s diverse and exciting past. The house was originally built in 1620 by Bishop George Graham (Bishop of Orkney 1615-1638), and has been added to by successive generations over the centuries. In its 400 year evolution, all 12 Lairds have been related, contributing to the history and collections in the house.

    Today, after careful restoration work, the house is open to the public and entry is included in a joint ticket with Skara Brae, which is just a 200m walk away. Skaill House has been accredited by Visit Scotland as a four star visitor attraction. There are many rooms to explore and stories to uncover. Visitors can experience a family home as it was in the 1950s, and discover the items collected by the family since the 17th Century. Neolithic and Iron Age finds, Captain Cooks’s dinner service, the Bishop’s bed , and Stanley Cursiter paintings are a few of the many fascinating items on exhibition here.

    Children are very welcome here at Skaill House, and can join in our much loved Viking hunt as they explore the rooms of the house. The house abounds with ghost stories to capture their imagination during their visit.

    Opening times: Daily 9.30am-5.15pm

  • Castle Campbell
    9:30 AM-5:30 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Castle Campbell, Dollar FK14 7PP, UK

    Castle Campbell, Dollar FK14 7PP, UK

    Get up close to the Lowland stronghold of a powerful Highland clan. This forbidding fortress high above Dollar Glen belonged to the Campbell earls of Argyll, an important family in medieval Scotland.

    Things to see and do:

    • Take in the location high above Dollar Glen – Castle Campbell is one of the most dramatically positioned castles in Scotland
    • Step inside one of Scotland’s best-preserved tower houses, a structure built back in the 1400s
    • Stroll down the loggia, an open walkway more often found in the warmer climates of Italy and Spain
    • Explore the attractive terraced gardens where the Campbells could walk and enjoy spectacular views down the glen
    • Spot ‘John Knox’s pulpit’ in the garden – said to be the site of a sermon given by the firebrand Protestant preacher in 1556

    Opening hours:

    1 Apr to 30 Sept: Daily: 9.30am-5.30pm, last entry 5pm

    1 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm, Last entry 3.30pm

     

     

  • West Highland Museum
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    42 High St, Fort William PH33 6AQ, UK

    42 High St, Fort William PH33 6AQ, UK

    Situated in the High Street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history. Our most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause.

    But we also hold a wealth of curious and fascinating collections relating to less well-known aspects of the lives of the people of the West Highlands, from the effects of political warfare, to the economic impact of tourism in the region, and the coming of the industrial and modern age.

    Opening times: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

  • Mull Museum
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Portmore Place, Main St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU, UK

    Portmore Place, Main St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU, UK

    The Mull Museum started in the 1970’s as a small temporary summer exhibition. In 1986 the Museum moved to its permanent home in Columba Buildings on Tobermory’s Main Street and has been steadily developing its collection ever since.

    The Museum is open 10 am – 4pm Monday – Saturday and occasional Sundays. Easter to the end of October. Special arrangements can be made for groups and school visits outside these hours – contact curator@mullmuseum.org.uk

     

  • Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    19 Priory Ln, Dunfermline KY12 7PH, UK

    19 Priory Ln, Dunfermline KY12 7PH, UK

    Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew Carnegie became the richest man in the world and father of modern philanthropy, supporting the founding of internationally renowned landmarks such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Peace Palace in The Hague and Mount Wilson Observatory in California.

    State-of-the-art interactive games, surprising displays, weaving demonstrations, children’s activities, a delightful garden and our little gift shop ensure that the museum is a fascinating and informative place to visit for the whole family. And best of all:

    Admission is FREE!

    Opening times: Monday-Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm

     

  • Summerlee Industrial Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5, UK

    Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5, UK

    Summerlee welcomes you to its 20 acre site with free parking, free admission and all-weather facilities. It all adds up to a belter of a family day out!

    Situated in Coatbridge, an important centre within Scotland’s ‘industrial heartland’, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is built on the site of the old Summerlee Ironworks, and incorporated the main workshop of the former Hydrocon Crane factory.

    Summerlee received a £10 million redevelopment in 2008, and today the museum is a modern and thriving visitor attraction. Rated a four star attraction by Visit Scotland, it’s the perfect setting for an unforgettable family day out.

    From an amazing array of social history and interactive displays to an award-winning play park – there’s so much to see and do. Take a ride on the tram, experience the mine tour and miners’ row, refuel at the café and take home a lasting memory from the visitor shop.

  • Military Museum Scotland
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    33 King’s Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU, UK

    33 King’s Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU, UK

    Military Museum Scotland is Scotlands newest Museum. It is a hands on museum where visitors get to handle most of the artefacts. Indoor and outdoor displays. We also have a Cafe and Gift shop. We have wheelchair access.

    Opening times:
    Daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 until 16.00
    Cafe open from 10.00 until 15.00 every day
  • The Library Of Innerpeffray
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Strageath Mains, Crieff PH5 2BJ, UK

    Strageath Mains, Crieff PH5 2BJ, UK

    Discover Scotland’s oldest free, public lending library: a museum where you can literally touch the past.

    At a site steeped in history from Roman times to living memory, the Library offers visitors a hands-on, unforgettable experience of Scottish heritage.

    In its tranquil rural setting by the River Earn, travel back in time and explore the books, the people and the story of Innerpeffray.

    Opening times: Wed – Sat 10am – 5pm and Sun 2pm – 5pm

  • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

    2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

    Discover more about the unique history and culture of the city of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Explore a fascinating range of artefacts and collections that celebrate Highland life and heritage. The galleries feature both permanent and temporary exhibitions, which includes work from local artists and crafters in our community, to those further afield.  While you are visiting, why not pop into the cafe and enjoy some of homemade soup, a sandwich or perhaps treat yourself to a slice of cake?

    Opening times:

    Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm

  • Stromness Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    52 Alfred St, Stromness KW16 3DH, UK

    52 Alfred St, Stromness KW16 3DH, UK

    Stromness Museum is an independent museum maintained and managed by a committee of volunteers elected from the members of the Orkney Natural History Society Museum SCIO

    The museum gives a vivid introduction to the Sea Haven of Stromness and the Maritime and Natural History of Orkney – fishing, whaling, Hudson’s Bay Company, the German Fleet in Scapa Flow, birds and their eggs, fossils, sea shells, butterflies and moths.

    Opening times:  Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

  • Gairloch Heritage Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    A832, Gairloch IV21, UK

    A832, Gairloch IV21, UK

    The museum takes you on a journey through time showing how local people lived and worked in Gairloch through the ages.

    ● Marvel at how stone age and bronze age people existed with relatively limited technology and (to us) primitive utensils.

    ● Fathom the mysteries of a Pictish symbol stone.

    ● Examine the crofting tools of a more recent age that still relied on skill rather than technology.

    ● Relive life in the croft house, the school room and the village shop that are all a world away from the Internet.

    ● Imagine the locals joining in an impromptu ceilidh at the end of another hard day on the croft, sustained by the produce of the dairy but fuelled by the product of the illicit whisky still.

    ● Examine the locally built and owned fishing boats and compare the rigours of earning a living off the sea in these small, open craft with today’s purpose-built, sea-going trawlers.

    ● Reflect on the relief of the seaman as the beam from one of the largest lenses assembled by the Northern Lighthouse Board guides him to safety without the help of radar or satellite navigation.

     

    Opening times: 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday.

  • Strathnaver Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    A836, Thurso KW14 7SR, UK

    A836, Thurso KW14 7SR, UK

    Discover the vibrant culture, inherited from Norse and Gaelic ancestors. Strathnaver Museum is a heart which keeps the blood of tradition pumping; sustaining and preserving it for future generations.

    Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm (closed Sunday)

  • Dunbeath Heritage Centre
    10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Paradise Lodge, Dunbeath KW6 6ED, UK

    Paradise Lodge, Dunbeath KW6 6ED, UK

    Dunbeath Heritage Centre provides a focus for the work of Dunbeath Preservation Trust: a research base; a repository for research data, manuscripts, photographs and items of local material culture; an exhibition and interpretation space; a venue for lectures, storytelling and workshops; a gathering place for local people and visitors – young and old – alike. The Centre has recently been awarded full museum status by the Museums and Galleries Commission in recognition of its professional standards of curatorship, conservation and display along with the significance of its collections.​

    Opening times: Mon:10am-5pm, Wed: 1pm-6pm, Fri: 10am-4pm, Tues& Thurs: 10am-4pm (volunteer dependant)

  • The Scottish Fisheries Museum
    10:00 AM-5:30 PM
    1st November 2018-29th November 2018

    11 E Green, Anstruther KY10 3AA, UK

    11 E Green, Anstruther KY10 3AA, UK

    Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the harbour of a small and beautiful fishing port, The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a charitable trust which has become a national institution with an international reputation.

    Their principal aim, in all of their efforts with regard to the displays in their extensive museum and many educational and research activities, is to excite informed interest in the development of the Scottish commercial fishing industry among people of all ages in and beyond Scotland. The core story that they have to tell is the history of how, through a constant process of innovation, the Scottish fisheries became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

    The collections are truly inspiring. They exhibit wonderful examples of historic fishing boats and gear. They help to illustrate the geography and social structures of our fishing communities. They allow us to honour their ways of life, skills, customs, dress, creativity and resilience, and to improve understanding of the various external circumstances, environmental, technological, political and commercial, which had and still continue to have such an impact upon them.

    “We take seriously the responsibilities that come with our belonging to a very special section of Scottish society, to men and women who, over the centuries, have faced both natural and man-made adversity and yet maintained a proud tradition and a distinct, but open, culture. In celebrating their achievements, we are proud to welcome all of our visitors, young and old, to an experience that will be both highly entertaining and informative.”

    Opening times:

    Summer (Apr 1st – Sept 30th): Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm, Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm.

    Winter (Oct 1st – Mar 31st): Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm, Sunday 12.00pm – 4.30pm

  • Arbroath Signal Tower Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    28 Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PN, UK

    28 Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PN, UK

    Signal Tower Museum is located near Arbroath’s picturesque and busy harbour, in a complex of buildings which were originally used as the shore station and family accommodation for the Bell Rock Lighthouse, which stands 11 miles offshore from Arbroath, enjoy views from the museum webcam. Built in 1813, Signal Tower served the lighthouse until it was decommissioned in 1955 and later became a museum in 1974.

    Hear about the story of the magnificent Bell Rock Lighthouse, which shows how the coastal town’s connection with the sea has influenced Arbroath’s social, industrial and ecclesiastical history. From multi-media displays and historic objects including stories of Arbroath’s fishing and maritime industries which are interwoven with stories of the ‘Mucklebackit woman’ who sold the Arbroath Smokies and tall pirate tales of Ralph the Rover.

    Both the lighthouse and the Signal Tower were built for the Northern Lighthouse Board, by Robert Stevenson, founder of the famous Stevenson dynasty of lighthouse builders.

    Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

  • Abbotsford
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, UK

    Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, UK

    Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

    Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of the 19th century novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels.

    Discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired his greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life, browse the gift shop, enjoy seasonal food in the café or simply relax in the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.

    Created almost 200 years ago by the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, now just a short train ride from Edinburgh with a free minibus pick-up from the station.

    Opening times: Monday – Sunday 10 am to 5pm, last entry 1 hour before closing

  • Quendale Watermill
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Unnamed Road, Shetland ZE2 9JD, UK

    Unnamed Road, Shetland ZE2 9JD, UK

    “We are celebrating 150 years of heritage at the Quendale Watermill this year as the Mill first began grinding Oats and Bere into flour for the Quendale Estate and surrounding crofts in 1868. Information on the Millers of the time and a selection of local photos and newspaper excerpts are shown on a display created by the local history group to commemorate the occasion. This is in addition to the displays of crofting and farming machinery, tools and artefacts normally seen at the Mill.”

     

    Opening times: 1000 to 1700 daily until 14 October.  This can be extended for groups, on request, until 31 October.

  • National Museum of Scotland
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK

    45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK

    From meteorites to monsters from the deep, the Natural World galleries tell the story of our planet, while the World Cultures galleries link people and possessions across the globe.

    Follow the story of Scotland from prehistory to the present day in our Scottish galleries, marvel at a spectacular array of over 800 objects in the Window on the World and meet the Scots whose ideas, innovations and leadership took them across the world in our Discoveries gallery.

    Open up a treasure trove of decorative arts in the Art, Design and Fashion galleries. Explore the ideas that have shaped design through the centuries and get front row seats at a catwalk of creativity in textiles and style.

    Over in Science and Technology, get hands on with inventions and innovations as science is brought to life through displays and interactives.

    Opening times: Daily 10:00–17:00

  • Borders Textile Towerhouse
    10:00 AM-4:30 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    Discover the story of Border knitwear and tweed in a beautifully-restored 16th century towerhouse. Garments, artefacts and photographs bring to life over 200 years of tradition and innovation in the local woollen industries. Changing exhibitions showcase contemporary fashion and design. Our knitwear and tweeds have been adopted by the world – come and explore the unfinished story!

    The Secret Tower Room explores the building’s often-turbulent history from its construction at the time of the Border Reivers. The Tom Scott Room shows paintings by the noted Scottish watercolourist (1854-1927) with touch screen access to more of his work.

    The shop stocks a colourful range of textiles, crafts, gifts and books.

    Wheelchair accessible

    Entry by donation

    Opening hours, Until end of October, Mon-Sat 10.00 -16.30, Sun 12.00 – 15.00

  • The Abbey Church of Dunfermline
    10:00 AM-4:30 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    25a St Catherine’s Wynd, Dunfermline KY12 7NA, UK

    25a St Catherine’s Wynd, Dunfermline KY12 7NA, UK

    Dunfermline Abbey sits at the heart of Dunfermline, Scotland’s ancient capital. Dunfermline lies thirty minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, across the spectacular Forth Bridges. Dunfermline`s royal and monastic past dominates a town whose lifeblood is history. Dunfermline Abbey is the final resting place of King Robert the Bruce and the post-Iona burial site of the Kings and Queens of Scotland.

    The tomb of King Robert the Bruce and many other royal and historical associations attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Many more join for worship at the Sunday services, or midweek prayers.

    The Abbey Church of Dunfermline is open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday 2pm – 4:30 pm.

     

  • Lochgoin Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Moor Cottage, Kilmarnock KA3 6EX, UK

    Moor Cottage, Kilmarnock KA3 6EX, UK

    Lochgoin Museum celebrates the Covenanting cause in Ayrshire and further afield. Here you can see exhibition of martyrs from the Fenwick and surrounding area.

    Opening times are 10am to 5pm daily and there is no cost for entry into the museum.

  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Dunollie Castle and the Clan MacDougall, Oban PA34 5BQ, UK

    Dunollie Castle and the Clan MacDougall, Oban PA34 5BQ, UK

    Come and discover the fascinating heritage of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, Seat of the Clan MacDougall for more than 1000 years.
    – 1745 House Museum: Old Lairds House Exhibition which features ‘My Dear Papa’, an exhibition of Childhood
    – Castle Ruin: Take in stunning views towards Kerrera and beyond – Enchanting Gardens: Come along the woodland trail and explore the Faerie Garden, Raven Knoll, Willow Hall and World of Trees.
    – Weaving Cottage: You may find some volunteer weavers at work
    – Kettle Cafe: Enjoy some delicious home baking, snacks and refreshments
    – The Drapers Shop: Browse a selection of gifts exclusive to Dunollie
    Mon – Sat: Castle Tours at 10.30 am or 2.30 pm Sun: Piping at the Castle 2.30 pm Children’s activities and special events all year round.
  • The Argyll Papers
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Inveraray Castle, Inveraray PA32 8XE, UK

    Inveraray Castle, Inveraray PA32 8XE, UK

    The Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle, is the family and estate archive of the Dukes of Argyll, housed in Cherry Park, the Argyll Estates Office. Amongst 0.5km of volumes, documents, charters, maps and plans, the archive includes a number of items relating to various archaeological finds.

    The archive is open by appointment, Mon to Fri, 10.00-17.00.

    Tours must be pre-booked by emailing archives@inveraray-castle.com or phone 01499 302698

  • Oban War and Peace Museum
    10:00 AM-9:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    22 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PX, UK

    22 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PX, UK

    Oban War & Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people. You can learn about the fishing and maritime industries, the railway, road transport, local sports, the building of the iconic McCaig’s Tower and the strategic role played by Oban during the war years when the town was home to Australian, Canadian and US aircrew and RAF Flying Boats operated from the bay.

    The museum is run by a team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers and relies on visitor donations to cover all its overhead costs. There is something of interest for all ages and youngsters can participate in our quiz. We hope you will come and visit us soon to find out about Oban’s heritage.

    Opening times:

    24 February – 22 April 2018: 10am to 4pm daily including Sunday

    23 April – 28 October:

    10am to 6pm  Monday to Thursday
    10am to 4pm  Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    7pm to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    (subject to availability of volunteer staff – notice placed in window)

    29 October – 24 November: 10am to 4pm  Monday to Sunday

  • Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre
    10:30 AM-4:30 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    12 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PG, UK

    12 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PG, UK

    The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre housing the Trimontium Museum, is based in The Ormiston, The Square, Melrose and tells the story of A Roman Frontier Post and its People. Located on the ground floor, it has full disabled access to the displays.

    A permanent display, originally entitled ‘The Trimontium Exhibition’, was opened by Andrew L Tulley Esquire, Provost of Ettrick and Lauderdale District Council in July 1991. The £30,000 was raised by the Trimontium Trust which was founded by local people in 1988 to promote interest in the site. An amateur exhibition, put on with the assistance of the National Museums, the Vindolanda Trust and interested individuals ran in the renovated Melrose Station building during the 1989 and 1990 seasons.

    The Museum is open from the beginning of April to the end of October each year from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, seven days per week. It consists of a series of illustrated panels and modern artefact display cases; aerial photographs; artists’ drawings; models; maps; the Newstead charger – to ride; a blacksmith’s workshop; a Roman kitchen and pottery; replica armour; and a video room, now showing a Roman Frontiers video of Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall.

    Should you wish, there is an audioguide narrated by the distinctive voice of Bill McLaren (of Borders and rugby fame) available on mp3 players, included with your admission.

  • Fife Folk Museum
    10:30 AM-4:30 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    The Cottage, High St, Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF, UK

    The Cottage, High St, Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF, UK

    A window on Fife’s past, Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres, offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities for all ages.
    The museum is housed in a range of older buildings including former weavers cottages, the old weigh-house and the tolbooth.

    Opening times: April 1st – October 31st 10:30 – 4:30

  • Duart Castle
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Duart Castle, Lochdon, Isle of Mull PA64 6AP, UK

    Duart Castle, Lochdon, Isle of Mull PA64 6AP, UK

    For over 700 years, Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean, has dominated the view to the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe with its huge curtain walls and solid keep. Tour the Castle, explore the grounds and learn more about the Clan.

    Opening times: Open 10:30am – 5:00pm daily April – October 18th.

  • Kirbuster Museum
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    St Magnus House, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LX, UK

    St Magnus House, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LX, UK

    Kirbuster is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘firehoose’ in Northern Europe and was occupied right up until the 1960s.

  • The Orkney Museum
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    29 Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, UK

    29 Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, UK

    The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day. There is a large collection of old photos and activities to amuse younger visitors. The Museum’s collection is of international importance and it has a changing temporary exhibition programme.

    The Orkney Museum used to be a house – Tankerness House. For three centuries this house was the home of the Baikie family of Tankerness, whose estate gave the house its name. It opened as a museum in 1968 and is an A-listed building. The Baikie Library and Drawing Room gives the visitor an idea of how the house looked when it was a family home.

    The North and South wings of the house were originally manses for the Cathedral clergy. After the reformation they were bought by Gilbert Foulzie, the first Protestant minister, who in 1574 built the arched gateway that bears his coat of arms.

    Opening times:

    1 May to 30 September: Monday – Saturday, from 10.30 – 17.00.
    Winter Opening – 1 October – 30 April: Monday – Saturday, from 10.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 17.00. Museum is closed for lunch – 12.30 – 13.30.”

  • Hamilton Toy Collection
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    111 Main St, Callander FK17 8BQ, UK

    111 Main St, Callander FK17 8BQ, UK

    A true step back in time. Five nostalgia fuelled rooms, everything you ever had, everything you ever wanted and everything the kid next door had. It’s all here, the things you remember, the things you’ve forgotten.

    Established in 1994 and widely featured on T.V and in the national press.

    6,000 visitors a year, many of whom return year after year, can’t be wrong….come and see what all the fuss is about.

    Opening times:

    Mon-Sat: 10.30 to 17.00.

    Sun: 12.00 – 17.00.

  • Dollar Museum
    11:00 AM-4:30 PM
    1st November 2018-26th July 2019

    Castle Campbell Hall, 1 High St, Dollar FK14 7AY, UK

    Castle Campbell Hall, 1 High St, Dollar FK14 7AY, UK

    Dollar Museum is an independent local museum dedicated to the history and heritage of the village of Dollar, in the county of Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

    Set up in 1988, it occupies two floors of an early 19th century woollen mill (now called the Castle Campbell Hall), and has a wide-ranging Collection illustrating all aspects of the history of Dollar.

    The Museum began life in a small room in the Old School House, but soon outgrew this space. When Clackmannanshire Council offered the Trust premises in the Old Brunt Mill for £1 the Trustees were quick to accept. The new Museum was Runner-up in the 1994 Scottish Museum of the Year Awards, receiving a cheque for £400 from Princess Alexandra. However, lack of space again became a problem and, with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Museum bought a flat on the 2nd floor and built a state-of-the-art store and an archive/reading room. The excellence of this new development was recognised by a Museum of the Year Award for Community Involvement in 2000, presented by Princess Anne, and followed up by a visit to the Museum by the Princess in 2001. In 2009, a major new display on the Devon Valley Railway was funded by Awards for All.

    Dollar Museum continues to put on new exhibitions every year.

    Opening times are 11-1 and 2-4:30 on Saturdays and 2-4:30 on Sundays.

  • Floors Castle
    11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso TD5 7SF, UK

    Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso TD5 7SF, UK

    Floors Castle is not only a Duke’s family home, but also the heart of the diverse Roxburghe Estates in a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders. Just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Newcastle, visit this stunning Castle and see for yourself the collection of fine art, porcelain, newly restored tapestries, grand rooms and superb views.  We have woodland and riverside walks, formal and informal gardens and lots of lovely places to walk the dog, or to sit and watch the world go by.

    Opening hours:

    1 May – 30 September 11:00am – 5:00 pm

    October (Weekends Only) 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • Unst Heritage Centre
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Caravan, Unst, Gerraton, Shetland ZE2 9EF, UK

    Caravan, Unst, Gerraton, Shetland ZE2 9EF, UK

    The Unst Heritage Centre owes its existence to the foresight and effort of the original Unst History Group.

    Realising that a way of life linked to the old methods of crofting and fishing was disappearing, they organised an exhibition of old artefacts in the Haroldswick Hall.

    Opening times:

    May – end of September, Monday – Saturday 11 – 4, Sunday from 2 – 4.

    October to May is by appointment.

  • Creetown Heritage Museum
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Barholm Arms, St John St, Creetown, Newton Stewart DG8 7JE, UK

    Barholm Arms, St John St, Creetown, Newton Stewart DG8 7JE, UK

    Creetown Heritage Museum has preserved and displayed the local history of the village through photographs, artefacts, audio and visual presentations, and also through activities for children.
    The Natural History section has large screens showing recorded CC TV of our local squirrels and peregrine falcons.
    The Heritage Museum covers 150 years of Creetown history with several hundred photos and artefacts on permanent display.
    As well as the story of Creetown granite you can:
    • Visit the “War Room” to see what villagers did through two world wars
    • Find out about the “church in a railway carriage”
    • See examples of the brilliant work of a local wood carver
    • Test your memory on our “guess what?” table

    There are also various activities for children, designed for different age groups.

    Opening times: Every day except Saturday from 11am till 4pm

  • Haddo House
    11:00 AM-4:30 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    1 Woodside, Methlick, Ellon AB41 7EQ, UK

    1 Woodside, Methlick, Ellon AB41 7EQ, UK

    Discover this magnificent example of a Scottish stately home in the Palladian style. Take a tour around the home of the story-rich Gordon family, who lived here for more than 400 years. Stroll through the delightful terrace garden. Admire the extensive art collection, including 85 paintings of Aberdeenshire castles by acclaimed Victorian artist James Giles.

    Opening times: 11-4:30 daily

    Guided tours Monday to Friday are 12pm and 2pm.

    Weekends tours at 11:30,12:30 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.

     

  • Clan Cameron Museum
    11:00 AM-4:30 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Unnamed Road, Spean Bridge PH34 4EJ, UK

    Unnamed Road, Spean Bridge PH34 4EJ, UK

    Museum Features

    • History of clan Cameron from 14th century to present day
    • The clan’s part in the 1745 Jacobite uprising
    • The foundation of the Cameron Highlanders regiment
    • Story of the key role of Achnacarry as a WW2 training centre for Commandos
    • Clan history archives and reading room
    • Gifts for sale featuring the clan Cameron crest or tartan can be found in the shop

    Museum Exhibits

    • WW1 Artillery piece
    • Ancient weapons and domestic artifacts
    • Historic clothing
    • Paintings & photographs
    • Displays illustrating important events in the time-line of clan Cameron

    Opening times: daily 11am – 4.30pm

  • Banchory Museum
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

    Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

    Banchory Museum has displays relating to local history, especially the life of Banchory born musician and composer James Scott Skinner – the Strathspey King.

  • Halliwell’s House Museum and Robson Gallery
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    2 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk TD7 4AW, UK

    2 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk TD7 4AW, UK

    The Museum is situated in the very atmospheric Halliwell’s Close. The narrow, cobbled lane with outhouses, which was formerly gas-lit and was typical of many such Closes in Selkirk, has a compelling history dating back over 400 years.

    The museum building itself dates from the end of the 18th century and is part of what is probably the oldest surviving row of dwellings in the historic town of Selkirk.

    Halliwell’s House and Close take their name from Robert Halliwell who was a wig maker who owned buildings in the Close at the beginning of the 18th century.
    Records dating from the 1600s indicate many different trades have thrived in Halliwell’s Close down the centuries: weavers, fleshers (butchers), ironmongers, tailors, bakers, coopers (barrel makers), shoemakers and others. The museum tells the story of life in Halliwell’s Close as well as the wider story of Selkirk’s fascinating history.

    Opening times:

    26th March – 31st October,

    Monday-Saturday 11am – 4pm Sunday 12am – 3pm

  • Easdale Island Folk Museum
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    20 Ellenabeich – Easdale, Oban PA34 4TB, UK

    20 Ellenabeich – Easdale, Oban PA34 4TB, UK

    Easdale Island Folk Museum is situated on Easdale Island near Oban in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. The island gained in prominance during the 18th century with the rise of the slate industry after the Earl of Breadalbane set up the Marble and Slate Quarrying Company of Netherlorn to exploit the local Easdale Slate.

    The folk museum has well designed displays depicting a range of topics from the slate industry, army volunteers, education, and public health to geology, boats, and entertainment. There are genealogical records for the Kilbrandon and Kilchattan parish as well as rent books, Masonic records, and a map of Easdale Island circa 1881 on hard copy.

    For genealogy enthusiasts, the Museum has an online facility for anyone wishing to carry out research into their family history while researchers are also on hand.

    The whole of Easdale Island is of historical interest and any questions which arise whilst walking around will be gladly answered by the friendly and knowledgeable museum staff most of whom are local volunteers.

    There is a free quiz and small play area to keep the kids happy and for visitors wishing to study any particular subject such as genealogy, staff will assist as much as possible.

    Opening times: 11am – 4pm

  • Tarves Heritage Museum
    1:00 PM-4:30 PM
    1st November 2018-30th November 2018

    6 Haddo Ln, Tarves, Ellon AB41 7JZ, UK

    6 Haddo Ln, Tarves, Ellon AB41 7JZ, UK

    Tarves Heritage Project began in 1992 and works to preserve and promote the heritage of Tarves and Barthol Chapel Parish.  The group manage Tarves Heritage Centre which was opened in 2004 and is housed in part of a Victorian School building dating back to 1837. Extensive renovation created a museum and local heritage resource which reflects the Conservation Area status of Tarves village.

    A warm welcome awaits you when visiting the Centre. Come and view a range of displays, historical artefacts, photograph collections and visit an authentically restored Victorian Classroom.

    Opening hours are 1-4.30pm, every Thursday through until Sunday from 5th April to 28th October, 2018.

  • More events
    • Slow Sashiko Stitch Exhibition
      All day
      1st November 2018-3rd November 2018
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

      Emma McLellan Exhibition

      Textiles bring healing, comfort and warmth. Using garments inspired by loved ones, Emma has made memory quilts, combining patchwork, sashiko and boro techniques. With each stitch … a memory.

      A workshop will accompany this exhibition.

      This exhibition runs from Sat 1 September – Sat 3 November.

    • Mount Stuart House
      All day
      1st November 2018-29th November 2018
      Mt Stuartbute, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR, UK
      Mt Stuartbute, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR, UK

      Mount Stuart House and Gardens are located on the beautiful island of Bute. Bute is only 33 miles from Glasgow.  It is the most accessible of the westerly isles from the Scottish Central Belt. It’s a peaceful island haven, just a stone’s throw away from the mainland.

      The spirit of nineteenth-century invention is embodied in Mount Stuart – a feat of Victorian engineering, this neo-gothic mansion was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. Ironic, when you consider the medieval inspiration of the Gothic Revival. Set in 300 acres of grounds which include designed gardens, woodland and coast there is something for everyone at Mount Stuart!

      Opening times:

      Aug-Sept: open daily: guided tours: 11am-12pm, free flow:12pm-4pm.

      Oct: Daily: guided tours: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm.

    • Being B.A.D. in Banchory Museum
      All day
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK
      Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

      This event combines Scottish Archaeology Month(Aug/Sept) and the BIG DRAW children’s art project (Oct) to make The Big Archaeology Draw hence the BAD bit!

      This gives children the opportunity to take part in archaeological activities and try drawing some of the handling objects from the museum. If children take part in ‘being BAD’, they will also receive a badge.

    • Historic Kilmun, by Dunoon
      All day
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Shore Rd, Dunoon PA23 8TE, UK
      Shore Rd, Dunoon PA23 8TE, UK

      Over a thousand years ago, an Irish holy man called Fintan Munnu started one of the first Christian communities in the west of Scotland here.The cell or chapel of Munnu gave the village its name: Kilmun.

      Munnu became a Saint, and his reputation made Kilmun an important sacred place.The powerful Campbell clan, who became Lords, Earls and then Dukes of Argyll, adopted it as their spiritual home.They paid priests to pray for their souls, and their dead are buried in a grand mausoleum.

      Hundreds of years later, a new church was built to house the tourists who came to Kilmun for its beauty and fresh air. Rich people supported it by paying for colourful stained glass windows instead of prayers. In the churchyard, intriguing gravestones bear witness to the loves, hopes and work of the people who have lived here through the centuries.

      Opening times: April to October on Thursdays to Saturdays

    • Matching Sets Exhibition
      All day
      1st November 2018-1st January 2019
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

      A selection of twinsets and matching garments from Hawick Museum collection shed light on the development and the varied styles of this famous symbol of the Hawick knitwear industry.

      This exhibition runs from Sat 15 September – January 2019

    • Kelvin Hall
      6:30 AM-10:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DP, UK
      1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DP, UK

      Glasgow Museums at Kelvin Hall:

      Kelvin Hall provides access to Glasgow Museums’ Social History, Mackintosh, Archaeology and furniture collections through tours, events and temporary displays.

      Opening times:

      Mon-Fri: 6.30am-10pm, Sat: 10am-5pm,

      Sun: 8am-8pm

    • The Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum
      9:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      4 Lower Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UG, UK
      4 Lower Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UG, UK

      Visit the Story of Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition to find out how the heroic engineers and keepers built and maintained Scotland’s tallest lighthouse, Skerryvore, on one of Britain’s most dangerous rocks, over 10 nautical miles out to sea.

      Opening times: May – Sept and by appointment all other times.
    • Westray Heritage Centre
      9:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

      Westray Heritage Centre is a four-star museum, archive and information centre in the island’s main village of Pierowall.

      As well as staging exhibitions focusing on Westray’s history and storing an archive of artefacts, documents and photographs, we have resources for those researching family history, the story of farming, fishing and other trades in the island and an insight into the ongoing archaeological investigations here.

      The centre is also the home of the 5,000-year-old “Westray Wife” (also known as Orkney Venus) figurine (pictured right), found at the Links of Noltland in 2009, and the fabulous carvings on the Westray Stone, discovered in Pierowall in 1981.

      Opening times:

      Tuesday – Saturday 0900-1200  1400- 1700,

      Monday 1130-1700,

      Sunday 1330 -1700

    • Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
      9:30 AM-5:30 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK
      2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

      Long before Stonehenge or even the Egyptian pyramids were built, Skara Brae was a thriving village. Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.

      First uncovered by a storm in 1850, Skara Brae remains a place of discovery today. Visit a replica Neolithic house to see how its full interior might have looked. Then follow the path that overlooks the ancient buildings, imagining what life was like for the farmers, hunters and fishermen who lived here. The prehistoric houses still contain stone ‘dressers’ and box-beds.

      Opening times:

      1 Apr to 30 Sept, Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm,  Last entry 4.45pm,

      1 Oct to 31 Mar, Daily 10am to 4pm, last entry 3:15pm

    • Skaill House
      9:30 AM-5:15 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK
      2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

      Overlooking the spectacular Bay of Skaill, Skaill House is the finest 17th Century mansion in Orkney. Home of William Graham Watt, 7th Laird of Breckness, who unearthed the World famous neolithic village of Skara Brae in 1850.

      Covering thousands of years of history, Skaill House is renowned for its contribution to Orkney’s diverse and exciting past. The house was originally built in 1620 by Bishop George Graham (Bishop of Orkney 1615-1638), and has been added to by successive generations over the centuries. In its 400 year evolution, all 12 Lairds have been related, contributing to the history and collections in the house.

      Today, after careful restoration work, the house is open to the public and entry is included in a joint ticket with Skara Brae, which is just a 200m walk away. Skaill House has been accredited by Visit Scotland as a four star visitor attraction. There are many rooms to explore and stories to uncover. Visitors can experience a family home as it was in the 1950s, and discover the items collected by the family since the 17th Century. Neolithic and Iron Age finds, Captain Cooks’s dinner service, the Bishop’s bed , and Stanley Cursiter paintings are a few of the many fascinating items on exhibition here.

      Children are very welcome here at Skaill House, and can join in our much loved Viking hunt as they explore the rooms of the house. The house abounds with ghost stories to capture their imagination during their visit.

      Opening times: Daily 9.30am-5.15pm

    • Castle Campbell
      9:30 AM-5:30 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Castle Campbell, Dollar FK14 7PP, UK
      Castle Campbell, Dollar FK14 7PP, UK

      Get up close to the Lowland stronghold of a powerful Highland clan. This forbidding fortress high above Dollar Glen belonged to the Campbell earls of Argyll, an important family in medieval Scotland.

      Things to see and do:

      • Take in the location high above Dollar Glen – Castle Campbell is one of the most dramatically positioned castles in Scotland
      • Step inside one of Scotland’s best-preserved tower houses, a structure built back in the 1400s
      • Stroll down the loggia, an open walkway more often found in the warmer climates of Italy and Spain
      • Explore the attractive terraced gardens where the Campbells could walk and enjoy spectacular views down the glen
      • Spot ‘John Knox’s pulpit’ in the garden – said to be the site of a sermon given by the firebrand Protestant preacher in 1556

      Opening hours:

      1 Apr to 30 Sept: Daily: 9.30am-5.30pm, last entry 5pm

      1 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm, Last entry 3.30pm

       

       

    • West Highland Museum
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      42 High St, Fort William PH33 6AQ, UK
      42 High St, Fort William PH33 6AQ, UK

      Situated in the High Street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history. Our most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause.

      But we also hold a wealth of curious and fascinating collections relating to less well-known aspects of the lives of the people of the West Highlands, from the effects of political warfare, to the economic impact of tourism in the region, and the coming of the industrial and modern age.

      Opening times: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

    • Mull Museum
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Portmore Place, Main St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU, UK
      Portmore Place, Main St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU, UK

      The Mull Museum started in the 1970’s as a small temporary summer exhibition. In 1986 the Museum moved to its permanent home in Columba Buildings on Tobermory’s Main Street and has been steadily developing its collection ever since.

      The Museum is open 10 am – 4pm Monday – Saturday and occasional Sundays. Easter to the end of October. Special arrangements can be made for groups and school visits outside these hours – contact curator@mullmuseum.org.uk

       

    • Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      19 Priory Ln, Dunfermline KY12 7PH, UK
      19 Priory Ln, Dunfermline KY12 7PH, UK

      Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew Carnegie became the richest man in the world and father of modern philanthropy, supporting the founding of internationally renowned landmarks such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Peace Palace in The Hague and Mount Wilson Observatory in California.

      State-of-the-art interactive games, surprising displays, weaving demonstrations, children’s activities, a delightful garden and our little gift shop ensure that the museum is a fascinating and informative place to visit for the whole family. And best of all:

      Admission is FREE!

      Opening times: Monday-Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm

       

    • Summerlee Industrial Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5, UK
      Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5, UK

      Summerlee welcomes you to its 20 acre site with free parking, free admission and all-weather facilities. It all adds up to a belter of a family day out!

      Situated in Coatbridge, an important centre within Scotland’s ‘industrial heartland’, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is built on the site of the old Summerlee Ironworks, and incorporated the main workshop of the former Hydrocon Crane factory.

      Summerlee received a £10 million redevelopment in 2008, and today the museum is a modern and thriving visitor attraction. Rated a four star attraction by Visit Scotland, it’s the perfect setting for an unforgettable family day out.

      From an amazing array of social history and interactive displays to an award-winning play park – there’s so much to see and do. Take a ride on the tram, experience the mine tour and miners’ row, refuel at the café and take home a lasting memory from the visitor shop.

    • Military Museum Scotland
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      33 King's Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU, UK
      33 King's Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU, UK

      Military Museum Scotland is Scotlands newest Museum. It is a hands on museum where visitors get to handle most of the artefacts. Indoor and outdoor displays. We also have a Cafe and Gift shop. We have wheelchair access.

      Opening times:
      Daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 until 16.00
      Cafe open from 10.00 until 15.00 every day
    • The Library Of Innerpeffray
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Strageath Mains, Crieff PH5 2BJ, UK
      Strageath Mains, Crieff PH5 2BJ, UK

      Discover Scotland’s oldest free, public lending library: a museum where you can literally touch the past.

      At a site steeped in history from Roman times to living memory, the Library offers visitors a hands-on, unforgettable experience of Scottish heritage.

      In its tranquil rural setting by the River Earn, travel back in time and explore the books, the people and the story of Innerpeffray.

      Opening times: Wed – Sat 10am – 5pm and Sun 2pm – 5pm

    • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK
      2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

      Discover more about the unique history and culture of the city of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Explore a fascinating range of artefacts and collections that celebrate Highland life and heritage. The galleries feature both permanent and temporary exhibitions, which includes work from local artists and crafters in our community, to those further afield.  While you are visiting, why not pop into the cafe and enjoy some of homemade soup, a sandwich or perhaps treat yourself to a slice of cake?

      Opening times:

      Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm

    • Stromness Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      52 Alfred St, Stromness KW16 3DH, UK
      52 Alfred St, Stromness KW16 3DH, UK

      Stromness Museum is an independent museum maintained and managed by a committee of volunteers elected from the members of the Orkney Natural History Society Museum SCIO

      The museum gives a vivid introduction to the Sea Haven of Stromness and the Maritime and Natural History of Orkney – fishing, whaling, Hudson’s Bay Company, the German Fleet in Scapa Flow, birds and their eggs, fossils, sea shells, butterflies and moths.

      Opening times:  Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

    • Gairloch Heritage Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      A832, Gairloch IV21, UK
      A832, Gairloch IV21, UK

      The museum takes you on a journey through time showing how local people lived and worked in Gairloch through the ages.

      ● Marvel at how stone age and bronze age people existed with relatively limited technology and (to us) primitive utensils.

      ● Fathom the mysteries of a Pictish symbol stone.

      ● Examine the crofting tools of a more recent age that still relied on skill rather than technology.

      ● Relive life in the croft house, the school room and the village shop that are all a world away from the Internet.

      ● Imagine the locals joining in an impromptu ceilidh at the end of another hard day on the croft, sustained by the produce of the dairy but fuelled by the product of the illicit whisky still.

      ● Examine the locally built and owned fishing boats and compare the rigours of earning a living off the sea in these small, open craft with today’s purpose-built, sea-going trawlers.

      ● Reflect on the relief of the seaman as the beam from one of the largest lenses assembled by the Northern Lighthouse Board guides him to safety without the help of radar or satellite navigation.

       

      Opening times: 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday.

    • Strathnaver Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      A836, Thurso KW14 7SR, UK
      A836, Thurso KW14 7SR, UK

      Discover the vibrant culture, inherited from Norse and Gaelic ancestors. Strathnaver Museum is a heart which keeps the blood of tradition pumping; sustaining and preserving it for future generations.

      Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm (closed Sunday)

    • Dunbeath Heritage Centre
      10:00 AM-6:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Paradise Lodge, Dunbeath KW6 6ED, UK
      Paradise Lodge, Dunbeath KW6 6ED, UK

      Dunbeath Heritage Centre provides a focus for the work of Dunbeath Preservation Trust: a research base; a repository for research data, manuscripts, photographs and items of local material culture; an exhibition and interpretation space; a venue for lectures, storytelling and workshops; a gathering place for local people and visitors – young and old – alike. The Centre has recently been awarded full museum status by the Museums and Galleries Commission in recognition of its professional standards of curatorship, conservation and display along with the significance of its collections.​

      Opening times: Mon:10am-5pm, Wed: 1pm-6pm, Fri: 10am-4pm, Tues& Thurs: 10am-4pm (volunteer dependant)

    • The Scottish Fisheries Museum
      10:00 AM-5:30 PM
      1st November 2018-29th November 2018
      11 E Green, Anstruther KY10 3AA, UK
      11 E Green, Anstruther KY10 3AA, UK

      Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the harbour of a small and beautiful fishing port, The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a charitable trust which has become a national institution with an international reputation.

      Their principal aim, in all of their efforts with regard to the displays in their extensive museum and many educational and research activities, is to excite informed interest in the development of the Scottish commercial fishing industry among people of all ages in and beyond Scotland. The core story that they have to tell is the history of how, through a constant process of innovation, the Scottish fisheries became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

      The collections are truly inspiring. They exhibit wonderful examples of historic fishing boats and gear. They help to illustrate the geography and social structures of our fishing communities. They allow us to honour their ways of life, skills, customs, dress, creativity and resilience, and to improve understanding of the various external circumstances, environmental, technological, political and commercial, which had and still continue to have such an impact upon them.

      “We take seriously the responsibilities that come with our belonging to a very special section of Scottish society, to men and women who, over the centuries, have faced both natural and man-made adversity and yet maintained a proud tradition and a distinct, but open, culture. In celebrating their achievements, we are proud to welcome all of our visitors, young and old, to an experience that will be both highly entertaining and informative.”

      Opening times:

      Summer (Apr 1st – Sept 30th): Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm, Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm.

      Winter (Oct 1st – Mar 31st): Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm, Sunday 12.00pm – 4.30pm

    • Arbroath Signal Tower Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      28 Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PN, UK
      28 Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PN, UK

      Signal Tower Museum is located near Arbroath’s picturesque and busy harbour, in a complex of buildings which were originally used as the shore station and family accommodation for the Bell Rock Lighthouse, which stands 11 miles offshore from Arbroath, enjoy views from the museum webcam. Built in 1813, Signal Tower served the lighthouse until it was decommissioned in 1955 and later became a museum in 1974.

      Hear about the story of the magnificent Bell Rock Lighthouse, which shows how the coastal town’s connection with the sea has influenced Arbroath’s social, industrial and ecclesiastical history. From multi-media displays and historic objects including stories of Arbroath’s fishing and maritime industries which are interwoven with stories of the ‘Mucklebackit woman’ who sold the Arbroath Smokies and tall pirate tales of Ralph the Rover.

      Both the lighthouse and the Signal Tower were built for the Northern Lighthouse Board, by Robert Stevenson, founder of the famous Stevenson dynasty of lighthouse builders.

      Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

    • Abbotsford
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, UK
      Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, UK

      Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

      Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of the 19th century novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels.

      Discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired his greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life, browse the gift shop, enjoy seasonal food in the café or simply relax in the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.

      Created almost 200 years ago by the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, now just a short train ride from Edinburgh with a free minibus pick-up from the station.

      Opening times: Monday – Sunday 10 am to 5pm, last entry 1 hour before closing

    • Quendale Watermill
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Unnamed Road, Shetland ZE2 9JD, UK
      Unnamed Road, Shetland ZE2 9JD, UK

      “We are celebrating 150 years of heritage at the Quendale Watermill this year as the Mill first began grinding Oats and Bere into flour for the Quendale Estate and surrounding crofts in 1868. Information on the Millers of the time and a selection of local photos and newspaper excerpts are shown on a display created by the local history group to commemorate the occasion. This is in addition to the displays of crofting and farming machinery, tools and artefacts normally seen at the Mill.”

       

      Opening times: 1000 to 1700 daily until 14 October.  This can be extended for groups, on request, until 31 October.

    • National Museum of Scotland
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
      45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK

      From meteorites to monsters from the deep, the Natural World galleries tell the story of our planet, while the World Cultures galleries link people and possessions across the globe.

      Follow the story of Scotland from prehistory to the present day in our Scottish galleries, marvel at a spectacular array of over 800 objects in the Window on the World and meet the Scots whose ideas, innovations and leadership took them across the world in our Discoveries gallery.

      Open up a treasure trove of decorative arts in the Art, Design and Fashion galleries. Explore the ideas that have shaped design through the centuries and get front row seats at a catwalk of creativity in textiles and style.

      Over in Science and Technology, get hands on with inventions and innovations as science is brought to life through displays and interactives.

      Opening times: Daily 10:00–17:00

    • Borders Textile Towerhouse
      10:00 AM-4:30 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

      Discover the story of Border knitwear and tweed in a beautifully-restored 16th century towerhouse. Garments, artefacts and photographs bring to life over 200 years of tradition and innovation in the local woollen industries. Changing exhibitions showcase contemporary fashion and design. Our knitwear and tweeds have been adopted by the world – come and explore the unfinished story!

      The Secret Tower Room explores the building’s often-turbulent history from its construction at the time of the Border Reivers. The Tom Scott Room shows paintings by the noted Scottish watercolourist (1854-1927) with touch screen access to more of his work.

      The shop stocks a colourful range of textiles, crafts, gifts and books.

      Wheelchair accessible

      Entry by donation

      Opening hours, Until end of October, Mon-Sat 10.00 -16.30, Sun 12.00 – 15.00

    • The Abbey Church of Dunfermline
      10:00 AM-4:30 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      25a St Catherine's Wynd, Dunfermline KY12 7NA, UK
      25a St Catherine's Wynd, Dunfermline KY12 7NA, UK

      Dunfermline Abbey sits at the heart of Dunfermline, Scotland’s ancient capital. Dunfermline lies thirty minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, across the spectacular Forth Bridges. Dunfermline`s royal and monastic past dominates a town whose lifeblood is history. Dunfermline Abbey is the final resting place of King Robert the Bruce and the post-Iona burial site of the Kings and Queens of Scotland.

      The tomb of King Robert the Bruce and many other royal and historical associations attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Many more join for worship at the Sunday services, or midweek prayers.

      The Abbey Church of Dunfermline is open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday 2pm – 4:30 pm.

       

    • Lochgoin Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Moor Cottage, Kilmarnock KA3 6EX, UK
      Moor Cottage, Kilmarnock KA3 6EX, UK

      Lochgoin Museum celebrates the Covenanting cause in Ayrshire and further afield. Here you can see exhibition of martyrs from the Fenwick and surrounding area.

      Opening times are 10am to 5pm daily and there is no cost for entry into the museum.

    • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Dunollie Castle and the Clan MacDougall, Oban PA34 5BQ, UK
      Dunollie Castle and the Clan MacDougall, Oban PA34 5BQ, UK
      Come and discover the fascinating heritage of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, Seat of the Clan MacDougall for more than 1000 years.
      – 1745 House Museum: Old Lairds House Exhibition which features ‘My Dear Papa’, an exhibition of Childhood
      – Castle Ruin: Take in stunning views towards Kerrera and beyond – Enchanting Gardens: Come along the woodland trail and explore the Faerie Garden, Raven Knoll, Willow Hall and World of Trees.
      – Weaving Cottage: You may find some volunteer weavers at work
      – Kettle Cafe: Enjoy some delicious home baking, snacks and refreshments
      – The Drapers Shop: Browse a selection of gifts exclusive to Dunollie
      Mon – Sat: Castle Tours at 10.30 am or 2.30 pm Sun: Piping at the Castle 2.30 pm Children’s activities and special events all year round.
    • The Argyll Papers
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Inveraray Castle, Inveraray PA32 8XE, UK
      Inveraray Castle, Inveraray PA32 8XE, UK

      The Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle, is the family and estate archive of the Dukes of Argyll, housed in Cherry Park, the Argyll Estates Office. Amongst 0.5km of volumes, documents, charters, maps and plans, the archive includes a number of items relating to various archaeological finds.

      The archive is open by appointment, Mon to Fri, 10.00-17.00.

      Tours must be pre-booked by emailing archives@inveraray-castle.com or phone 01499 302698

    • Oban War and Peace Museum
      10:00 AM-9:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      22 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PX, UK
      22 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PX, UK

      Oban War & Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people. You can learn about the fishing and maritime industries, the railway, road transport, local sports, the building of the iconic McCaig’s Tower and the strategic role played by Oban during the war years when the town was home to Australian, Canadian and US aircrew and RAF Flying Boats operated from the bay.

      The museum is run by a team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers and relies on visitor donations to cover all its overhead costs. There is something of interest for all ages and youngsters can participate in our quiz. We hope you will come and visit us soon to find out about Oban’s heritage.

      Opening times:

      24 February – 22 April 2018: 10am to 4pm daily including Sunday

      23 April – 28 October:

      10am to 6pm  Monday to Thursday
      10am to 4pm  Friday, Saturday and Sunday
      7pm to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
      (subject to availability of volunteer staff – notice placed in window)

      29 October – 24 November: 10am to 4pm  Monday to Sunday

    • Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre
      10:30 AM-4:30 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      12 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PG, UK
      12 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PG, UK

      The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre housing the Trimontium Museum, is based in The Ormiston, The Square, Melrose and tells the story of A Roman Frontier Post and its People. Located on the ground floor, it has full disabled access to the displays.

      A permanent display, originally entitled ‘The Trimontium Exhibition’, was opened by Andrew L Tulley Esquire, Provost of Ettrick and Lauderdale District Council in July 1991. The £30,000 was raised by the Trimontium Trust which was founded by local people in 1988 to promote interest in the site. An amateur exhibition, put on with the assistance of the National Museums, the Vindolanda Trust and interested individuals ran in the renovated Melrose Station building during the 1989 and 1990 seasons.

      The Museum is open from the beginning of April to the end of October each year from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, seven days per week. It consists of a series of illustrated panels and modern artefact display cases; aerial photographs; artists’ drawings; models; maps; the Newstead charger – to ride; a blacksmith’s workshop; a Roman kitchen and pottery; replica armour; and a video room, now showing a Roman Frontiers video of Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall.

      Should you wish, there is an audioguide narrated by the distinctive voice of Bill McLaren (of Borders and rugby fame) available on mp3 players, included with your admission.

    • Fife Folk Museum
      10:30 AM-4:30 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      The Cottage, High St, Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF, UK
      The Cottage, High St, Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF, UK

      A window on Fife’s past, Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres, offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities for all ages.
      The museum is housed in a range of older buildings including former weavers cottages, the old weigh-house and the tolbooth.

      Opening times: April 1st – October 31st 10:30 – 4:30

    • Duart Castle
      10:30 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Duart Castle, Lochdon, Isle of Mull PA64 6AP, UK
      Duart Castle, Lochdon, Isle of Mull PA64 6AP, UK

      For over 700 years, Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean, has dominated the view to the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe with its huge curtain walls and solid keep. Tour the Castle, explore the grounds and learn more about the Clan.

      Opening times: Open 10:30am – 5:00pm daily April – October 18th.

    • Kirbuster Museum
      10:30 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      St Magnus House, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LX, UK
      St Magnus House, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LX, UK

      Kirbuster is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘firehoose’ in Northern Europe and was occupied right up until the 1960s.

    • The Orkney Museum
      10:30 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      29 Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, UK
      29 Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, UK

      The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day. There is a large collection of old photos and activities to amuse younger visitors. The Museum’s collection is of international importance and it has a changing temporary exhibition programme.

      The Orkney Museum used to be a house – Tankerness House. For three centuries this house was the home of the Baikie family of Tankerness, whose estate gave the house its name. It opened as a museum in 1968 and is an A-listed building. The Baikie Library and Drawing Room gives the visitor an idea of how the house looked when it was a family home.

      The North and South wings of the house were originally manses for the Cathedral clergy. After the reformation they were bought by Gilbert Foulzie, the first Protestant minister, who in 1574 built the arched gateway that bears his coat of arms.

      Opening times:

      1 May to 30 September: Monday – Saturday, from 10.30 – 17.00.
      Winter Opening – 1 October – 30 April: Monday – Saturday, from 10.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 17.00. Museum is closed for lunch – 12.30 – 13.30.”

    • Hamilton Toy Collection
      10:30 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      111 Main St, Callander FK17 8BQ, UK
      111 Main St, Callander FK17 8BQ, UK

      A true step back in time. Five nostalgia fuelled rooms, everything you ever had, everything you ever wanted and everything the kid next door had. It’s all here, the things you remember, the things you’ve forgotten.

      Established in 1994 and widely featured on T.V and in the national press.

      6,000 visitors a year, many of whom return year after year, can’t be wrong….come and see what all the fuss is about.

      Opening times:

      Mon-Sat: 10.30 to 17.00.

      Sun: 12.00 – 17.00.

    • Dollar Museum
      11:00 AM-4:30 PM
      1st November 2018-26th July 2019
      Castle Campbell Hall, 1 High St, Dollar FK14 7AY, UK
      Castle Campbell Hall, 1 High St, Dollar FK14 7AY, UK

      Dollar Museum is an independent local museum dedicated to the history and heritage of the village of Dollar, in the county of Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

      Set up in 1988, it occupies two floors of an early 19th century woollen mill (now called the Castle Campbell Hall), and has a wide-ranging Collection illustrating all aspects of the history of Dollar.

      The Museum began life in a small room in the Old School House, but soon outgrew this space. When Clackmannanshire Council offered the Trust premises in the Old Brunt Mill for £1 the Trustees were quick to accept. The new Museum was Runner-up in the 1994 Scottish Museum of the Year Awards, receiving a cheque for £400 from Princess Alexandra. However, lack of space again became a problem and, with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Museum bought a flat on the 2nd floor and built a state-of-the-art store and an archive/reading room. The excellence of this new development was recognised by a Museum of the Year Award for Community Involvement in 2000, presented by Princess Anne, and followed up by a visit to the Museum by the Princess in 2001. In 2009, a major new display on the Devon Valley Railway was funded by Awards for All.

      Dollar Museum continues to put on new exhibitions every year.

      Opening times are 11-1 and 2-4:30 on Saturdays and 2-4:30 on Sundays.

    • Floors Castle
      11:00 AM-5:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso TD5 7SF, UK
      Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso TD5 7SF, UK

      Floors Castle is not only a Duke’s family home, but also the heart of the diverse Roxburghe Estates in a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders. Just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Newcastle, visit this stunning Castle and see for yourself the collection of fine art, porcelain, newly restored tapestries, grand rooms and superb views.  We have woodland and riverside walks, formal and informal gardens and lots of lovely places to walk the dog, or to sit and watch the world go by.

      Opening hours:

      1 May – 30 September 11:00am – 5:00 pm

      October (Weekends Only) 11:00am – 5:00pm

    • Unst Heritage Centre
      11:00 AM-4:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Caravan, Unst, Gerraton, Shetland ZE2 9EF, UK
      Caravan, Unst, Gerraton, Shetland ZE2 9EF, UK

      The Unst Heritage Centre owes its existence to the foresight and effort of the original Unst History Group.

      Realising that a way of life linked to the old methods of crofting and fishing was disappearing, they organised an exhibition of old artefacts in the Haroldswick Hall.

      Opening times:

      May – end of September, Monday – Saturday 11 – 4, Sunday from 2 – 4.

      October to May is by appointment.

    • Creetown Heritage Museum
      11:00 AM-4:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Barholm Arms, St John St, Creetown, Newton Stewart DG8 7JE, UK
      Barholm Arms, St John St, Creetown, Newton Stewart DG8 7JE, UK
      Creetown Heritage Museum has preserved and displayed the local history of the village through photographs, artefacts, audio and visual presentations, and also through activities for children.
      The Natural History section has large screens showing recorded CC TV of our local squirrels and peregrine falcons.
      The Heritage Museum covers 150 years of Creetown history with several hundred photos and artefacts on permanent display.
      As well as the story of Creetown granite you can:
      • Visit the “War Room” to see what villagers did through two world wars
      • Find out about the “church in a railway carriage”
      • See examples of the brilliant work of a local wood carver
      • Test your memory on our “guess what?” table

      There are also various activities for children, designed for different age groups.

      Opening times: Every day except Saturday from 11am till 4pm

    • Haddo House
      11:00 AM-4:30 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      1 Woodside, Methlick, Ellon AB41 7EQ, UK
      1 Woodside, Methlick, Ellon AB41 7EQ, UK

      Discover this magnificent example of a Scottish stately home in the Palladian style. Take a tour around the home of the story-rich Gordon family, who lived here for more than 400 years. Stroll through the delightful terrace garden. Admire the extensive art collection, including 85 paintings of Aberdeenshire castles by acclaimed Victorian artist James Giles.

      Opening times: 11-4:30 daily

      Guided tours Monday to Friday are 12pm and 2pm.

      Weekends tours at 11:30,12:30 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.

       

    • Clan Cameron Museum
      11:00 AM-4:30 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Unnamed Road, Spean Bridge PH34 4EJ, UK
      Unnamed Road, Spean Bridge PH34 4EJ, UK

      Museum Features

      • History of clan Cameron from 14th century to present day
      • The clan’s part in the 1745 Jacobite uprising
      • The foundation of the Cameron Highlanders regiment
      • Story of the key role of Achnacarry as a WW2 training centre for Commandos
      • Clan history archives and reading room
      • Gifts for sale featuring the clan Cameron crest or tartan can be found in the shop

      Museum Exhibits

      • WW1 Artillery piece
      • Ancient weapons and domestic artifacts
      • Historic clothing
      • Paintings & photographs
      • Displays illustrating important events in the time-line of clan Cameron

      Opening times: daily 11am – 4.30pm

    • Banchory Museum
      11:00 AM-3:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK
      Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

      Banchory Museum has displays relating to local history, especially the life of Banchory born musician and composer James Scott Skinner – the Strathspey King.

    • Halliwell's House Museum and Robson Gallery
      11:00 AM-4:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      2 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk TD7 4AW, UK
      2 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk TD7 4AW, UK

      The Museum is situated in the very atmospheric Halliwell’s Close. The narrow, cobbled lane with outhouses, which was formerly gas-lit and was typical of many such Closes in Selkirk, has a compelling history dating back over 400 years.

      The museum building itself dates from the end of the 18th century and is part of what is probably the oldest surviving row of dwellings in the historic town of Selkirk.

      Halliwell’s House and Close take their name from Robert Halliwell who was a wig maker who owned buildings in the Close at the beginning of the 18th century.
      Records dating from the 1600s indicate many different trades have thrived in Halliwell’s Close down the centuries: weavers, fleshers (butchers), ironmongers, tailors, bakers, coopers (barrel makers), shoemakers and others. The museum tells the story of life in Halliwell’s Close as well as the wider story of Selkirk’s fascinating history.

      Opening times:

      26th March – 31st October,

      Monday-Saturday 11am – 4pm Sunday 12am – 3pm

    • Easdale Island Folk Museum
      11:00 AM-4:00 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      20 Ellenabeich - Easdale, Oban PA34 4TB, UK
      20 Ellenabeich - Easdale, Oban PA34 4TB, UK

      Easdale Island Folk Museum is situated on Easdale Island near Oban in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. The island gained in prominance during the 18th century with the rise of the slate industry after the Earl of Breadalbane set up the Marble and Slate Quarrying Company of Netherlorn to exploit the local Easdale Slate.

      The folk museum has well designed displays depicting a range of topics from the slate industry, army volunteers, education, and public health to geology, boats, and entertainment. There are genealogical records for the Kilbrandon and Kilchattan parish as well as rent books, Masonic records, and a map of Easdale Island circa 1881 on hard copy.

      For genealogy enthusiasts, the Museum has an online facility for anyone wishing to carry out research into their family history while researchers are also on hand.

      The whole of Easdale Island is of historical interest and any questions which arise whilst walking around will be gladly answered by the friendly and knowledgeable museum staff most of whom are local volunteers.

      There is a free quiz and small play area to keep the kids happy and for visitors wishing to study any particular subject such as genealogy, staff will assist as much as possible.

      Opening times: 11am – 4pm

    • Tarves Heritage Museum
      1:00 PM-4:30 PM
      1st November 2018-30th November 2018
      6 Haddo Ln, Tarves, Ellon AB41 7JZ, UK
      6 Haddo Ln, Tarves, Ellon AB41 7JZ, UK

      Tarves Heritage Project began in 1992 and works to preserve and promote the heritage of Tarves and Barthol Chapel Parish.  The group manage Tarves Heritage Centre which was opened in 2004 and is housed in part of a Victorian School building dating back to 1837. Extensive renovation created a museum and local heritage resource which reflects the Conservation Area status of Tarves village.

      A warm welcome awaits you when visiting the Centre. Come and view a range of displays, historical artefacts, photograph collections and visit an authentically restored Victorian Classroom.

      Opening hours are 1-4.30pm, every Thursday through until Sunday from 5th April to 28th October, 2018.

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  • Slow Sashiko Stitch Exhibition
    All day
    2nd November 2018-3rd November 2018

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    Emma McLellan Exhibition

    Textiles bring healing, comfort and warmth. Using garments inspired by loved ones, Emma has made memory quilts, combining patchwork, sashiko and boro techniques. With each stitch … a memory.

    A workshop will accompany this exhibition.

    This exhibition runs from Sat 1 September – Sat 3 November.

  • Mount Stuart House
    All day
    2nd November 2018-29th November 2018

    Mt Stuartbute, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR, UK

    Mt Stuartbute, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR, UK

    Mount Stuart House and Gardens are located on the beautiful island of Bute. Bute is only 33 miles from Glasgow.  It is the most accessible of the westerly isles from the Scottish Central Belt. It’s a peaceful island haven, just a stone’s throw away from the mainland.

    The spirit of nineteenth-century invention is embodied in Mount Stuart – a feat of Victorian engineering, this neo-gothic mansion was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. Ironic, when you consider the medieval inspiration of the Gothic Revival. Set in 300 acres of grounds which include designed gardens, woodland and coast there is something for everyone at Mount Stuart!

    Opening times:

    Aug-Sept: open daily: guided tours: 11am-12pm, free flow:12pm-4pm.

    Oct: Daily: guided tours: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm.

  • Being B.A.D. in Banchory Museum
    All day
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

    Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

    This event combines Scottish Archaeology Month(Aug/Sept) and the BIG DRAW children’s art project (Oct) to make The Big Archaeology Draw hence the BAD bit!

    This gives children the opportunity to take part in archaeological activities and try drawing some of the handling objects from the museum. If children take part in ‘being BAD’, they will also receive a badge.

  • Historic Kilmun, by Dunoon
    All day
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Shore Rd, Dunoon PA23 8TE, UK

    Shore Rd, Dunoon PA23 8TE, UK

    Over a thousand years ago, an Irish holy man called Fintan Munnu started one of the first Christian communities in the west of Scotland here.The cell or chapel of Munnu gave the village its name: Kilmun.

    Munnu became a Saint, and his reputation made Kilmun an important sacred place.The powerful Campbell clan, who became Lords, Earls and then Dukes of Argyll, adopted it as their spiritual home.They paid priests to pray for their souls, and their dead are buried in a grand mausoleum.

    Hundreds of years later, a new church was built to house the tourists who came to Kilmun for its beauty and fresh air. Rich people supported it by paying for colourful stained glass windows instead of prayers. In the churchyard, intriguing gravestones bear witness to the loves, hopes and work of the people who have lived here through the centuries.

    Opening times: April to October on Thursdays to Saturdays

  • Matching Sets Exhibition
    All day
    2nd November 2018-1st January 2019

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    A selection of twinsets and matching garments from Hawick Museum collection shed light on the development and the varied styles of this famous symbol of the Hawick knitwear industry.

    This exhibition runs from Sat 15 September – January 2019

  • Kelvin Hall
    6:30 AM-10:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DP, UK

    1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DP, UK

    Glasgow Museums at Kelvin Hall:

    Kelvin Hall provides access to Glasgow Museums’ Social History, Mackintosh, Archaeology and furniture collections through tours, events and temporary displays.

    Opening times:

    Mon-Fri: 6.30am-10pm, Sat: 10am-5pm,

    Sun: 8am-8pm

  • The Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum
    9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    4 Lower Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UG, UK

    4 Lower Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UG, UK

    Visit the Story of Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition to find out how the heroic engineers and keepers built and maintained Scotland’s tallest lighthouse, Skerryvore, on one of Britain’s most dangerous rocks, over 10 nautical miles out to sea.

    Opening times: May – Sept and by appointment all other times.
  • Westray Heritage Centre
    9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

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

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

    Westray Heritage Centre is a four-star museum, archive and information centre in the island’s main village of Pierowall.

    As well as staging exhibitions focusing on Westray’s history and storing an archive of artefacts, documents and photographs, we have resources for those researching family history, the story of farming, fishing and other trades in the island and an insight into the ongoing archaeological investigations here.

    The centre is also the home of the 5,000-year-old “Westray Wife” (also known as Orkney Venus) figurine (pictured right), found at the Links of Noltland in 2009, and the fabulous carvings on the Westray Stone, discovered in Pierowall in 1981.

    Opening times:

    Tuesday – Saturday 0900-1200  1400- 1700,

    Monday 1130-1700,

    Sunday 1330 -1700

  • Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
    9:30 AM-5:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

    2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

    Long before Stonehenge or even the Egyptian pyramids were built, Skara Brae was a thriving village. Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.

    First uncovered by a storm in 1850, Skara Brae remains a place of discovery today. Visit a replica Neolithic house to see how its full interior might have looked. Then follow the path that overlooks the ancient buildings, imagining what life was like for the farmers, hunters and fishermen who lived here. The prehistoric houses still contain stone ‘dressers’ and box-beds.

    Opening times:

    1 Apr to 30 Sept, Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm,  Last entry 4.45pm,

    1 Oct to 31 Mar, Daily 10am to 4pm, last entry 3:15pm

  • Skaill House
    9:30 AM-5:15 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

    2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

    Overlooking the spectacular Bay of Skaill, Skaill House is the finest 17th Century mansion in Orkney. Home of William Graham Watt, 7th Laird of Breckness, who unearthed the World famous neolithic village of Skara Brae in 1850.

    Covering thousands of years of history, Skaill House is renowned for its contribution to Orkney’s diverse and exciting past. The house was originally built in 1620 by Bishop George Graham (Bishop of Orkney 1615-1638), and has been added to by successive generations over the centuries. In its 400 year evolution, all 12 Lairds have been related, contributing to the history and collections in the house.

    Today, after careful restoration work, the house is open to the public and entry is included in a joint ticket with Skara Brae, which is just a 200m walk away. Skaill House has been accredited by Visit Scotland as a four star visitor attraction. There are many rooms to explore and stories to uncover. Visitors can experience a family home as it was in the 1950s, and discover the items collected by the family since the 17th Century. Neolithic and Iron Age finds, Captain Cooks’s dinner service, the Bishop’s bed , and Stanley Cursiter paintings are a few of the many fascinating items on exhibition here.

    Children are very welcome here at Skaill House, and can join in our much loved Viking hunt as they explore the rooms of the house. The house abounds with ghost stories to capture their imagination during their visit.

    Opening times: Daily 9.30am-5.15pm

  • Castle Campbell
    9:30 AM-5:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Castle Campbell, Dollar FK14 7PP, UK

    Castle Campbell, Dollar FK14 7PP, UK

    Get up close to the Lowland stronghold of a powerful Highland clan. This forbidding fortress high above Dollar Glen belonged to the Campbell earls of Argyll, an important family in medieval Scotland.

    Things to see and do:

    • Take in the location high above Dollar Glen – Castle Campbell is one of the most dramatically positioned castles in Scotland
    • Step inside one of Scotland’s best-preserved tower houses, a structure built back in the 1400s
    • Stroll down the loggia, an open walkway more often found in the warmer climates of Italy and Spain
    • Explore the attractive terraced gardens where the Campbells could walk and enjoy spectacular views down the glen
    • Spot ‘John Knox’s pulpit’ in the garden – said to be the site of a sermon given by the firebrand Protestant preacher in 1556

    Opening hours:

    1 Apr to 30 Sept: Daily: 9.30am-5.30pm, last entry 5pm

    1 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm, Last entry 3.30pm

     

     

  • West Highland Museum
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    42 High St, Fort William PH33 6AQ, UK

    42 High St, Fort William PH33 6AQ, UK

    Situated in the High Street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history. Our most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause.

    But we also hold a wealth of curious and fascinating collections relating to less well-known aspects of the lives of the people of the West Highlands, from the effects of political warfare, to the economic impact of tourism in the region, and the coming of the industrial and modern age.

    Opening times: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

  • Mull Museum
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Portmore Place, Main St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU, UK

    Portmore Place, Main St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU, UK

    The Mull Museum started in the 1970’s as a small temporary summer exhibition. In 1986 the Museum moved to its permanent home in Columba Buildings on Tobermory’s Main Street and has been steadily developing its collection ever since.

    The Museum is open 10 am – 4pm Monday – Saturday and occasional Sundays. Easter to the end of October. Special arrangements can be made for groups and school visits outside these hours – contact curator@mullmuseum.org.uk

     

  • Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    19 Priory Ln, Dunfermline KY12 7PH, UK

    19 Priory Ln, Dunfermline KY12 7PH, UK

    Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew Carnegie became the richest man in the world and father of modern philanthropy, supporting the founding of internationally renowned landmarks such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Peace Palace in The Hague and Mount Wilson Observatory in California.

    State-of-the-art interactive games, surprising displays, weaving demonstrations, children’s activities, a delightful garden and our little gift shop ensure that the museum is a fascinating and informative place to visit for the whole family. And best of all:

    Admission is FREE!

    Opening times: Monday-Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm

     

  • Summerlee Industrial Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5, UK

    Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5, UK

    Summerlee welcomes you to its 20 acre site with free parking, free admission and all-weather facilities. It all adds up to a belter of a family day out!

    Situated in Coatbridge, an important centre within Scotland’s ‘industrial heartland’, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is built on the site of the old Summerlee Ironworks, and incorporated the main workshop of the former Hydrocon Crane factory.

    Summerlee received a £10 million redevelopment in 2008, and today the museum is a modern and thriving visitor attraction. Rated a four star attraction by Visit Scotland, it’s the perfect setting for an unforgettable family day out.

    From an amazing array of social history and interactive displays to an award-winning play park – there’s so much to see and do. Take a ride on the tram, experience the mine tour and miners’ row, refuel at the café and take home a lasting memory from the visitor shop.

  • Military Museum Scotland
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    33 King’s Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU, UK

    33 King’s Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU, UK

    Military Museum Scotland is Scotlands newest Museum. It is a hands on museum where visitors get to handle most of the artefacts. Indoor and outdoor displays. We also have a Cafe and Gift shop. We have wheelchair access.

    Opening times:
    Daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 until 16.00
    Cafe open from 10.00 until 15.00 every day
  • The Library Of Innerpeffray
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Strageath Mains, Crieff PH5 2BJ, UK

    Strageath Mains, Crieff PH5 2BJ, UK

    Discover Scotland’s oldest free, public lending library: a museum where you can literally touch the past.

    At a site steeped in history from Roman times to living memory, the Library offers visitors a hands-on, unforgettable experience of Scottish heritage.

    In its tranquil rural setting by the River Earn, travel back in time and explore the books, the people and the story of Innerpeffray.

    Opening times: Wed – Sat 10am – 5pm and Sun 2pm – 5pm

  • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

    2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

    Discover more about the unique history and culture of the city of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Explore a fascinating range of artefacts and collections that celebrate Highland life and heritage. The galleries feature both permanent and temporary exhibitions, which includes work from local artists and crafters in our community, to those further afield.  While you are visiting, why not pop into the cafe and enjoy some of homemade soup, a sandwich or perhaps treat yourself to a slice of cake?

    Opening times:

    Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm

  • Stromness Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    52 Alfred St, Stromness KW16 3DH, UK

    52 Alfred St, Stromness KW16 3DH, UK

    Stromness Museum is an independent museum maintained and managed by a committee of volunteers elected from the members of the Orkney Natural History Society Museum SCIO

    The museum gives a vivid introduction to the Sea Haven of Stromness and the Maritime and Natural History of Orkney – fishing, whaling, Hudson’s Bay Company, the German Fleet in Scapa Flow, birds and their eggs, fossils, sea shells, butterflies and moths.

    Opening times:  Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

  • Gairloch Heritage Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    A832, Gairloch IV21, UK

    A832, Gairloch IV21, UK

    The museum takes you on a journey through time showing how local people lived and worked in Gairloch through the ages.

    ● Marvel at how stone age and bronze age people existed with relatively limited technology and (to us) primitive utensils.

    ● Fathom the mysteries of a Pictish symbol stone.

    ● Examine the crofting tools of a more recent age that still relied on skill rather than technology.

    ● Relive life in the croft house, the school room and the village shop that are all a world away from the Internet.

    ● Imagine the locals joining in an impromptu ceilidh at the end of another hard day on the croft, sustained by the produce of the dairy but fuelled by the product of the illicit whisky still.

    ● Examine the locally built and owned fishing boats and compare the rigours of earning a living off the sea in these small, open craft with today’s purpose-built, sea-going trawlers.

    ● Reflect on the relief of the seaman as the beam from one of the largest lenses assembled by the Northern Lighthouse Board guides him to safety without the help of radar or satellite navigation.

     

    Opening times: 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday.

  • Strathnaver Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    A836, Thurso KW14 7SR, UK

    A836, Thurso KW14 7SR, UK

    Discover the vibrant culture, inherited from Norse and Gaelic ancestors. Strathnaver Museum is a heart which keeps the blood of tradition pumping; sustaining and preserving it for future generations.

    Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm (closed Sunday)

  • Dunbeath Heritage Centre
    10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Paradise Lodge, Dunbeath KW6 6ED, UK

    Paradise Lodge, Dunbeath KW6 6ED, UK

    Dunbeath Heritage Centre provides a focus for the work of Dunbeath Preservation Trust: a research base; a repository for research data, manuscripts, photographs and items of local material culture; an exhibition and interpretation space; a venue for lectures, storytelling and workshops; a gathering place for local people and visitors – young and old – alike. The Centre has recently been awarded full museum status by the Museums and Galleries Commission in recognition of its professional standards of curatorship, conservation and display along with the significance of its collections.​

    Opening times: Mon:10am-5pm, Wed: 1pm-6pm, Fri: 10am-4pm, Tues& Thurs: 10am-4pm (volunteer dependant)

  • The Scottish Fisheries Museum
    10:00 AM-5:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-29th November 2018

    11 E Green, Anstruther KY10 3AA, UK

    11 E Green, Anstruther KY10 3AA, UK

    Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the harbour of a small and beautiful fishing port, The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a charitable trust which has become a national institution with an international reputation.

    Their principal aim, in all of their efforts with regard to the displays in their extensive museum and many educational and research activities, is to excite informed interest in the development of the Scottish commercial fishing industry among people of all ages in and beyond Scotland. The core story that they have to tell is the history of how, through a constant process of innovation, the Scottish fisheries became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

    The collections are truly inspiring. They exhibit wonderful examples of historic fishing boats and gear. They help to illustrate the geography and social structures of our fishing communities. They allow us to honour their ways of life, skills, customs, dress, creativity and resilience, and to improve understanding of the various external circumstances, environmental, technological, political and commercial, which had and still continue to have such an impact upon them.

    “We take seriously the responsibilities that come with our belonging to a very special section of Scottish society, to men and women who, over the centuries, have faced both natural and man-made adversity and yet maintained a proud tradition and a distinct, but open, culture. In celebrating their achievements, we are proud to welcome all of our visitors, young and old, to an experience that will be both highly entertaining and informative.”

    Opening times:

    Summer (Apr 1st – Sept 30th): Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm, Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm.

    Winter (Oct 1st – Mar 31st): Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm, Sunday 12.00pm – 4.30pm

  • Arbroath Signal Tower Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    28 Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PN, UK

    28 Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PN, UK

    Signal Tower Museum is located near Arbroath’s picturesque and busy harbour, in a complex of buildings which were originally used as the shore station and family accommodation for the Bell Rock Lighthouse, which stands 11 miles offshore from Arbroath, enjoy views from the museum webcam. Built in 1813, Signal Tower served the lighthouse until it was decommissioned in 1955 and later became a museum in 1974.

    Hear about the story of the magnificent Bell Rock Lighthouse, which shows how the coastal town’s connection with the sea has influenced Arbroath’s social, industrial and ecclesiastical history. From multi-media displays and historic objects including stories of Arbroath’s fishing and maritime industries which are interwoven with stories of the ‘Mucklebackit woman’ who sold the Arbroath Smokies and tall pirate tales of Ralph the Rover.

    Both the lighthouse and the Signal Tower were built for the Northern Lighthouse Board, by Robert Stevenson, founder of the famous Stevenson dynasty of lighthouse builders.

    Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

  • Abbotsford
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, UK

    Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, UK

    Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

    Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of the 19th century novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels.

    Discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired his greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life, browse the gift shop, enjoy seasonal food in the café or simply relax in the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.

    Created almost 200 years ago by the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, now just a short train ride from Edinburgh with a free minibus pick-up from the station.

    Opening times: Monday – Sunday 10 am to 5pm, last entry 1 hour before closing

  • Quendale Watermill
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Unnamed Road, Shetland ZE2 9JD, UK

    Unnamed Road, Shetland ZE2 9JD, UK

    “We are celebrating 150 years of heritage at the Quendale Watermill this year as the Mill first began grinding Oats and Bere into flour for the Quendale Estate and surrounding crofts in 1868. Information on the Millers of the time and a selection of local photos and newspaper excerpts are shown on a display created by the local history group to commemorate the occasion. This is in addition to the displays of crofting and farming machinery, tools and artefacts normally seen at the Mill.”

     

    Opening times: 1000 to 1700 daily until 14 October.  This can be extended for groups, on request, until 31 October.

  • National Museum of Scotland
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK

    45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK

    From meteorites to monsters from the deep, the Natural World galleries tell the story of our planet, while the World Cultures galleries link people and possessions across the globe.

    Follow the story of Scotland from prehistory to the present day in our Scottish galleries, marvel at a spectacular array of over 800 objects in the Window on the World and meet the Scots whose ideas, innovations and leadership took them across the world in our Discoveries gallery.

    Open up a treasure trove of decorative arts in the Art, Design and Fashion galleries. Explore the ideas that have shaped design through the centuries and get front row seats at a catwalk of creativity in textiles and style.

    Over in Science and Technology, get hands on with inventions and innovations as science is brought to life through displays and interactives.

    Opening times: Daily 10:00–17:00

  • Borders Textile Towerhouse
    10:00 AM-4:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

    Discover the story of Border knitwear and tweed in a beautifully-restored 16th century towerhouse. Garments, artefacts and photographs bring to life over 200 years of tradition and innovation in the local woollen industries. Changing exhibitions showcase contemporary fashion and design. Our knitwear and tweeds have been adopted by the world – come and explore the unfinished story!

    The Secret Tower Room explores the building’s often-turbulent history from its construction at the time of the Border Reivers. The Tom Scott Room shows paintings by the noted Scottish watercolourist (1854-1927) with touch screen access to more of his work.

    The shop stocks a colourful range of textiles, crafts, gifts and books.

    Wheelchair accessible

    Entry by donation

    Opening hours, Until end of October, Mon-Sat 10.00 -16.30, Sun 12.00 – 15.00

  • The Abbey Church of Dunfermline
    10:00 AM-4:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    25a St Catherine’s Wynd, Dunfermline KY12 7NA, UK

    25a St Catherine’s Wynd, Dunfermline KY12 7NA, UK

    Dunfermline Abbey sits at the heart of Dunfermline, Scotland’s ancient capital. Dunfermline lies thirty minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, across the spectacular Forth Bridges. Dunfermline`s royal and monastic past dominates a town whose lifeblood is history. Dunfermline Abbey is the final resting place of King Robert the Bruce and the post-Iona burial site of the Kings and Queens of Scotland.

    The tomb of King Robert the Bruce and many other royal and historical associations attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Many more join for worship at the Sunday services, or midweek prayers.

    The Abbey Church of Dunfermline is open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday 2pm – 4:30 pm.

     

  • Lochgoin Museum
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Moor Cottage, Kilmarnock KA3 6EX, UK

    Moor Cottage, Kilmarnock KA3 6EX, UK

    Lochgoin Museum celebrates the Covenanting cause in Ayrshire and further afield. Here you can see exhibition of martyrs from the Fenwick and surrounding area.

    Opening times are 10am to 5pm daily and there is no cost for entry into the museum.

  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Dunollie Castle and the Clan MacDougall, Oban PA34 5BQ, UK

    Dunollie Castle and the Clan MacDougall, Oban PA34 5BQ, UK

    Come and discover the fascinating heritage of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, Seat of the Clan MacDougall for more than 1000 years.
    – 1745 House Museum: Old Lairds House Exhibition which features ‘My Dear Papa’, an exhibition of Childhood
    – Castle Ruin: Take in stunning views towards Kerrera and beyond – Enchanting Gardens: Come along the woodland trail and explore the Faerie Garden, Raven Knoll, Willow Hall and World of Trees.
    – Weaving Cottage: You may find some volunteer weavers at work
    – Kettle Cafe: Enjoy some delicious home baking, snacks and refreshments
    – The Drapers Shop: Browse a selection of gifts exclusive to Dunollie
    Mon – Sat: Castle Tours at 10.30 am or 2.30 pm Sun: Piping at the Castle 2.30 pm Children’s activities and special events all year round.
  • The Argyll Papers
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Inveraray Castle, Inveraray PA32 8XE, UK

    Inveraray Castle, Inveraray PA32 8XE, UK

    The Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle, is the family and estate archive of the Dukes of Argyll, housed in Cherry Park, the Argyll Estates Office. Amongst 0.5km of volumes, documents, charters, maps and plans, the archive includes a number of items relating to various archaeological finds.

    The archive is open by appointment, Mon to Fri, 10.00-17.00.

    Tours must be pre-booked by emailing archives@inveraray-castle.com or phone 01499 302698

  • Oban War and Peace Museum
    10:00 AM-9:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    22 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PX, UK

    22 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PX, UK

    Oban War & Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people. You can learn about the fishing and maritime industries, the railway, road transport, local sports, the building of the iconic McCaig’s Tower and the strategic role played by Oban during the war years when the town was home to Australian, Canadian and US aircrew and RAF Flying Boats operated from the bay.

    The museum is run by a team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers and relies on visitor donations to cover all its overhead costs. There is something of interest for all ages and youngsters can participate in our quiz. We hope you will come and visit us soon to find out about Oban’s heritage.

    Opening times:

    24 February – 22 April 2018: 10am to 4pm daily including Sunday

    23 April – 28 October:

    10am to 6pm  Monday to Thursday
    10am to 4pm  Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    7pm to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    (subject to availability of volunteer staff – notice placed in window)

    29 October – 24 November: 10am to 4pm  Monday to Sunday

  • Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre
    10:30 AM-4:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    12 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PG, UK

    12 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PG, UK

    The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre housing the Trimontium Museum, is based in The Ormiston, The Square, Melrose and tells the story of A Roman Frontier Post and its People. Located on the ground floor, it has full disabled access to the displays.

    A permanent display, originally entitled ‘The Trimontium Exhibition’, was opened by Andrew L Tulley Esquire, Provost of Ettrick and Lauderdale District Council in July 1991. The £30,000 was raised by the Trimontium Trust which was founded by local people in 1988 to promote interest in the site. An amateur exhibition, put on with the assistance of the National Museums, the Vindolanda Trust and interested individuals ran in the renovated Melrose Station building during the 1989 and 1990 seasons.

    The Museum is open from the beginning of April to the end of October each year from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, seven days per week. It consists of a series of illustrated panels and modern artefact display cases; aerial photographs; artists’ drawings; models; maps; the Newstead charger – to ride; a blacksmith’s workshop; a Roman kitchen and pottery; replica armour; and a video room, now showing a Roman Frontiers video of Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall.

    Should you wish, there is an audioguide narrated by the distinctive voice of Bill McLaren (of Borders and rugby fame) available on mp3 players, included with your admission.

  • Fife Folk Museum
    10:30 AM-4:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    The Cottage, High St, Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF, UK

    The Cottage, High St, Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF, UK

    A window on Fife’s past, Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres, offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities for all ages.
    The museum is housed in a range of older buildings including former weavers cottages, the old weigh-house and the tolbooth.

    Opening times: April 1st – October 31st 10:30 – 4:30

  • Duart Castle
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Duart Castle, Lochdon, Isle of Mull PA64 6AP, UK

    Duart Castle, Lochdon, Isle of Mull PA64 6AP, UK

    For over 700 years, Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean, has dominated the view to the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe with its huge curtain walls and solid keep. Tour the Castle, explore the grounds and learn more about the Clan.

    Opening times: Open 10:30am – 5:00pm daily April – October 18th.

  • Kirbuster Museum
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    St Magnus House, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LX, UK

    St Magnus House, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LX, UK

    Kirbuster is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘firehoose’ in Northern Europe and was occupied right up until the 1960s.

  • The Orkney Museum
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    29 Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, UK

    29 Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1DH, UK

    The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day. There is a large collection of old photos and activities to amuse younger visitors. The Museum’s collection is of international importance and it has a changing temporary exhibition programme.

    The Orkney Museum used to be a house – Tankerness House. For three centuries this house was the home of the Baikie family of Tankerness, whose estate gave the house its name. It opened as a museum in 1968 and is an A-listed building. The Baikie Library and Drawing Room gives the visitor an idea of how the house looked when it was a family home.

    The North and South wings of the house were originally manses for the Cathedral clergy. After the reformation they were bought by Gilbert Foulzie, the first Protestant minister, who in 1574 built the arched gateway that bears his coat of arms.

    Opening times:

    1 May to 30 September: Monday – Saturday, from 10.30 – 17.00.
    Winter Opening – 1 October – 30 April: Monday – Saturday, from 10.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 17.00. Museum is closed for lunch – 12.30 – 13.30.”

  • Hamilton Toy Collection
    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    111 Main St, Callander FK17 8BQ, UK

    111 Main St, Callander FK17 8BQ, UK

    A true step back in time. Five nostalgia fuelled rooms, everything you ever had, everything you ever wanted and everything the kid next door had. It’s all here, the things you remember, the things you’ve forgotten.

    Established in 1994 and widely featured on T.V and in the national press.

    6,000 visitors a year, many of whom return year after year, can’t be wrong….come and see what all the fuss is about.

    Opening times:

    Mon-Sat: 10.30 to 17.00.

    Sun: 12.00 – 17.00.

  • Dollar Museum
    11:00 AM-4:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-27th July 2019

    Castle Campbell Hall, 1 High St, Dollar FK14 7AY, UK

    Castle Campbell Hall, 1 High St, Dollar FK14 7AY, UK

    Dollar Museum is an independent local museum dedicated to the history and heritage of the village of Dollar, in the county of Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

    Set up in 1988, it occupies two floors of an early 19th century woollen mill (now called the Castle Campbell Hall), and has a wide-ranging Collection illustrating all aspects of the history of Dollar.

    The Museum began life in a small room in the Old School House, but soon outgrew this space. When Clackmannanshire Council offered the Trust premises in the Old Brunt Mill for £1 the Trustees were quick to accept. The new Museum was Runner-up in the 1994 Scottish Museum of the Year Awards, receiving a cheque for £400 from Princess Alexandra. However, lack of space again became a problem and, with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Museum bought a flat on the 2nd floor and built a state-of-the-art store and an archive/reading room. The excellence of this new development was recognised by a Museum of the Year Award for Community Involvement in 2000, presented by Princess Anne, and followed up by a visit to the Museum by the Princess in 2001. In 2009, a major new display on the Devon Valley Railway was funded by Awards for All.

    Dollar Museum continues to put on new exhibitions every year.

    Opening times are 11-1 and 2-4:30 on Saturdays and 2-4:30 on Sundays.

  • Floors Castle
    11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso TD5 7SF, UK

    Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso TD5 7SF, UK

    Floors Castle is not only a Duke’s family home, but also the heart of the diverse Roxburghe Estates in a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders. Just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Newcastle, visit this stunning Castle and see for yourself the collection of fine art, porcelain, newly restored tapestries, grand rooms and superb views.  We have woodland and riverside walks, formal and informal gardens and lots of lovely places to walk the dog, or to sit and watch the world go by.

    Opening hours:

    1 May – 30 September 11:00am – 5:00 pm

    October (Weekends Only) 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • Unst Heritage Centre
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Caravan, Unst, Gerraton, Shetland ZE2 9EF, UK

    Caravan, Unst, Gerraton, Shetland ZE2 9EF, UK

    The Unst Heritage Centre owes its existence to the foresight and effort of the original Unst History Group.

    Realising that a way of life linked to the old methods of crofting and fishing was disappearing, they organised an exhibition of old artefacts in the Haroldswick Hall.

    Opening times:

    May – end of September, Monday – Saturday 11 – 4, Sunday from 2 – 4.

    October to May is by appointment.

  • Creetown Heritage Museum
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Barholm Arms, St John St, Creetown, Newton Stewart DG8 7JE, UK

    Barholm Arms, St John St, Creetown, Newton Stewart DG8 7JE, UK

    Creetown Heritage Museum has preserved and displayed the local history of the village through photographs, artefacts, audio and visual presentations, and also through activities for children.
    The Natural History section has large screens showing recorded CC TV of our local squirrels and peregrine falcons.
    The Heritage Museum covers 150 years of Creetown history with several hundred photos and artefacts on permanent display.
    As well as the story of Creetown granite you can:
    • Visit the “War Room” to see what villagers did through two world wars
    • Find out about the “church in a railway carriage”
    • See examples of the brilliant work of a local wood carver
    • Test your memory on our “guess what?” table

    There are also various activities for children, designed for different age groups.

    Opening times: Every day except Saturday from 11am till 4pm

  • Haddo House
    11:00 AM-4:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    1 Woodside, Methlick, Ellon AB41 7EQ, UK

    1 Woodside, Methlick, Ellon AB41 7EQ, UK

    Discover this magnificent example of a Scottish stately home in the Palladian style. Take a tour around the home of the story-rich Gordon family, who lived here for more than 400 years. Stroll through the delightful terrace garden. Admire the extensive art collection, including 85 paintings of Aberdeenshire castles by acclaimed Victorian artist James Giles.

    Opening times: 11-4:30 daily

    Guided tours Monday to Friday are 12pm and 2pm.

    Weekends tours at 11:30,12:30 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.

     

  • Clan Cameron Museum
    11:00 AM-4:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Unnamed Road, Spean Bridge PH34 4EJ, UK

    Unnamed Road, Spean Bridge PH34 4EJ, UK

    Museum Features

    • History of clan Cameron from 14th century to present day
    • The clan’s part in the 1745 Jacobite uprising
    • The foundation of the Cameron Highlanders regiment
    • Story of the key role of Achnacarry as a WW2 training centre for Commandos
    • Clan history archives and reading room
    • Gifts for sale featuring the clan Cameron crest or tartan can be found in the shop

    Museum Exhibits

    • WW1 Artillery piece
    • Ancient weapons and domestic artifacts
    • Historic clothing
    • Paintings & photographs
    • Displays illustrating important events in the time-line of clan Cameron

    Opening times: daily 11am – 4.30pm

  • Banchory Museum
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

    Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

    Banchory Museum has displays relating to local history, especially the life of Banchory born musician and composer James Scott Skinner – the Strathspey King.

  • Halliwell’s House Museum and Robson Gallery
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    2 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk TD7 4AW, UK

    2 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk TD7 4AW, UK

    The Museum is situated in the very atmospheric Halliwell’s Close. The narrow, cobbled lane with outhouses, which was formerly gas-lit and was typical of many such Closes in Selkirk, has a compelling history dating back over 400 years.

    The museum building itself dates from the end of the 18th century and is part of what is probably the oldest surviving row of dwellings in the historic town of Selkirk.

    Halliwell’s House and Close take their name from Robert Halliwell who was a wig maker who owned buildings in the Close at the beginning of the 18th century.
    Records dating from the 1600s indicate many different trades have thrived in Halliwell’s Close down the centuries: weavers, fleshers (butchers), ironmongers, tailors, bakers, coopers (barrel makers), shoemakers and others. The museum tells the story of life in Halliwell’s Close as well as the wider story of Selkirk’s fascinating history.

    Opening times:

    26th March – 31st October,

    Monday-Saturday 11am – 4pm Sunday 12am – 3pm

  • Easdale Island Folk Museum
    11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    20 Ellenabeich – Easdale, Oban PA34 4TB, UK

    20 Ellenabeich – Easdale, Oban PA34 4TB, UK

    Easdale Island Folk Museum is situated on Easdale Island near Oban in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. The island gained in prominance during the 18th century with the rise of the slate industry after the Earl of Breadalbane set up the Marble and Slate Quarrying Company of Netherlorn to exploit the local Easdale Slate.

    The folk museum has well designed displays depicting a range of topics from the slate industry, army volunteers, education, and public health to geology, boats, and entertainment. There are genealogical records for the Kilbrandon and Kilchattan parish as well as rent books, Masonic records, and a map of Easdale Island circa 1881 on hard copy.

    For genealogy enthusiasts, the Museum has an online facility for anyone wishing to carry out research into their family history while researchers are also on hand.

    The whole of Easdale Island is of historical interest and any questions which arise whilst walking around will be gladly answered by the friendly and knowledgeable museum staff most of whom are local volunteers.

    There is a free quiz and small play area to keep the kids happy and for visitors wishing to study any particular subject such as genealogy, staff will assist as much as possible.

    Opening times: 11am – 4pm

  • Tarves Heritage Museum
    1:00 PM-4:30 PM
    2nd November 2018-30th November 2018

    6 Haddo Ln, Tarves, Ellon AB41 7JZ, UK

    6 Haddo Ln, Tarves, Ellon AB41 7JZ, UK

    Tarves Heritage Project began in 1992 and works to preserve and promote the heritage of Tarves and Barthol Chapel Parish.  The group manage Tarves Heritage Centre which was opened in 2004 and is housed in part of a Victorian School building dating back to 1837. Extensive renovation created a museum and local heritage resource which reflects the Conservation Area status of Tarves village.

    A warm welcome awaits you when visiting the Centre. Come and view a range of displays, historical artefacts, photograph collections and visit an authentically restored Victorian Classroom.

    Opening hours are 1-4.30pm, every Thursday through until Sunday from 5th April to 28th October, 2018.

  • More events
    • Slow Sashiko Stitch Exhibition
      All day
      2nd November 2018-3rd November 2018
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

      Emma McLellan Exhibition

      Textiles bring healing, comfort and warmth. Using garments inspired by loved ones, Emma has made memory quilts, combining patchwork, sashiko and boro techniques. With each stitch … a memory.

      A workshop will accompany this exhibition.

      This exhibition runs from Sat 1 September – Sat 3 November.

    • Mount Stuart House
      All day
      2nd November 2018-29th November 2018
      Mt Stuartbute, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR, UK
      Mt Stuartbute, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR, UK

      Mount Stuart House and Gardens are located on the beautiful island of Bute. Bute is only 33 miles from Glasgow.  It is the most accessible of the westerly isles from the Scottish Central Belt. It’s a peaceful island haven, just a stone’s throw away from the mainland.

      The spirit of nineteenth-century invention is embodied in Mount Stuart – a feat of Victorian engineering, this neo-gothic mansion was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. Ironic, when you consider the medieval inspiration of the Gothic Revival. Set in 300 acres of grounds which include designed gardens, woodland and coast there is something for everyone at Mount Stuart!

      Opening times:

      Aug-Sept: open daily: guided tours: 11am-12pm, free flow:12pm-4pm.

      Oct: Daily: guided tours: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm.

    • Being B.A.D. in Banchory Museum
      All day
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK
      Windsor House, Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX, UK

      This event combines Scottish Archaeology Month(Aug/Sept) and the BIG DRAW children’s art project (Oct) to make The Big Archaeology Draw hence the BAD bit!

      This gives children the opportunity to take part in archaeological activities and try drawing some of the handling objects from the museum. If children take part in ‘being BAD’, they will also receive a badge.

    • Historic Kilmun, by Dunoon
      All day
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      Shore Rd, Dunoon PA23 8TE, UK
      Shore Rd, Dunoon PA23 8TE, UK

      Over a thousand years ago, an Irish holy man called Fintan Munnu started one of the first Christian communities in the west of Scotland here.The cell or chapel of Munnu gave the village its name: Kilmun.

      Munnu became a Saint, and his reputation made Kilmun an important sacred place.The powerful Campbell clan, who became Lords, Earls and then Dukes of Argyll, adopted it as their spiritual home.They paid priests to pray for their souls, and their dead are buried in a grand mausoleum.

      Hundreds of years later, a new church was built to house the tourists who came to Kilmun for its beauty and fresh air. Rich people supported it by paying for colourful stained glass windows instead of prayers. In the churchyard, intriguing gravestones bear witness to the loves, hopes and work of the people who have lived here through the centuries.

      Opening times: April to October on Thursdays to Saturdays

    • Matching Sets Exhibition
      All day
      2nd November 2018-1st January 2019
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

      A selection of twinsets and matching garments from Hawick Museum collection shed light on the development and the varied styles of this famous symbol of the Hawick knitwear industry.

      This exhibition runs from Sat 15 September – January 2019

    • Kelvin Hall
      6:30 AM-10:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DP, UK
      1445 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DP, UK

      Glasgow Museums at Kelvin Hall:

      Kelvin Hall provides access to Glasgow Museums’ Social History, Mackintosh, Archaeology and furniture collections through tours, events and temporary displays.

      Opening times:

      Mon-Fri: 6.30am-10pm, Sat: 10am-5pm,

      Sun: 8am-8pm

    • The Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum
      9:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      4 Lower Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UG, UK
      4 Lower Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UG, UK

      Visit the Story of Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition to find out how the heroic engineers and keepers built and maintained Scotland’s tallest lighthouse, Skerryvore, on one of Britain’s most dangerous rocks, over 10 nautical miles out to sea.

      Opening times: May – Sept and by appointment all other times.
    • Westray Heritage Centre
      9:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK
      The Old Post Office, Pierowall, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ, UK

      Westray Heritage Centre is a four-star museum, archive and information centre in the island’s main village of Pierowall.

      As well as staging exhibitions focusing on Westray’s history and storing an archive of artefacts, documents and photographs, we have resources for those researching family history, the story of farming, fishing and other trades in the island and an insight into the ongoing archaeological investigations here.

      The centre is also the home of the 5,000-year-old “Westray Wife” (also known as Orkney Venus) figurine (pictured right), found at the Links of Noltland in 2009, and the fabulous carvings on the Westray Stone, discovered in Pierowall in 1981.

      Opening times:

      Tuesday – Saturday 0900-1200  1400- 1700,

      Monday 1130-1700,

      Sunday 1330 -1700

    • Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
      9:30 AM-5:30 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK
      2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

      Long before Stonehenge or even the Egyptian pyramids were built, Skara Brae was a thriving village. Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.

      First uncovered by a storm in 1850, Skara Brae remains a place of discovery today. Visit a replica Neolithic house to see how its full interior might have looked. Then follow the path that overlooks the ancient buildings, imagining what life was like for the farmers, hunters and fishermen who lived here. The prehistoric houses still contain stone ‘dressers’ and box-beds.

      Opening times:

      1 Apr to 30 Sept, Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm,  Last entry 4.45pm,

      1 Oct to 31 Mar, Daily 10am to 4pm, last entry 3:15pm

    • Skaill House
      9:30 AM-5:15 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK
      2 Skaill Cottages, Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK

      Overlooking the spectacular Bay of Skaill, Skaill House is the finest 17th Century mansion in Orkney. Home of William Graham Watt, 7th Laird of Breckness, who unearthed the World famous neolithic village of Skara Brae in 1850.

      Covering thousands of years of history, Skaill House is renowned for its contribution to Orkney’s diverse and exciting past. The house was originally built in 1620 by Bishop George Graham (Bishop of Orkney 1615-1638), and has been added to by successive generations over the centuries. In its 400 year evolution, all 12 Lairds have been related, contributing to the history and collections in the house.

      Today, after careful restoration work, the house is open to the public and entry is included in a joint ticket with Skara Brae, which is just a 200m walk away. Skaill House has been accredited by Visit Scotland as a four star visitor attraction. There are many rooms to explore and stories to uncover. Visitors can experience a family home as it was in the 1950s, and discover the items collected by the family since the 17th Century. Neolithic and Iron Age finds, Captain Cooks’s dinner service, the Bishop’s bed , and Stanley Cursiter paintings are a few of the many fascinating items on exhibition here.

      Children are very welcome here at Skaill House, and can join in our much loved Viking hunt as they explore the rooms of the house. The house abounds with ghost stories to capture their imagination during their visit.

      Opening times: Daily 9.30am-5.15pm

    • Castle Campbell
      9:30 AM-5:30 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      Castle Campbell, Dollar FK14 7PP, UK
      Castle Campbell, Dollar FK14 7PP, UK

      Get up close to the Lowland stronghold of a powerful Highland clan. This forbidding fortress high above Dollar Glen belonged to the Campbell earls of Argyll, an important family in medieval Scotland.

      Things to see and do:

      • Take in the location high above Dollar Glen – Castle Campbell is one of the most dramatically positioned castles in Scotland
      • Step inside one of Scotland’s best-preserved tower houses, a structure built back in the 1400s
      • Stroll down the loggia, an open walkway more often found in the warmer climates of Italy and Spain
      • Explore the attractive terraced gardens where the Campbells could walk and enjoy spectacular views down the glen
      • Spot ‘John Knox’s pulpit’ in the garden – said to be the site of a sermon given by the firebrand Protestant preacher in 1556

      Opening hours:

      1 Apr to 30 Sept: Daily: 9.30am-5.30pm, last entry 5pm

      1 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm, Last entry 3.30pm

       

       

    • West Highland Museum
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      42 High St, Fort William PH33 6AQ, UK
      42 High St, Fort William PH33 6AQ, UK

      Situated in the High Street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history. Our most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause.

      But we also hold a wealth of curious and fascinating collections relating to less well-known aspects of the lives of the people of the West Highlands, from the effects of political warfare, to the economic impact of tourism in the region, and the coming of the industrial and modern age.

      Opening times: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

    • Mull Museum
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      Portmore Place, Main St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU, UK
      Portmore Place, Main St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NU, UK

      The Mull Museum started in the 1970’s as a small temporary summer exhibition. In 1986 the Museum moved to its permanent home in Columba Buildings on Tobermory’s Main Street and has been steadily developing its collection ever since.

      The Museum is open 10 am – 4pm Monday – Saturday and occasional Sundays. Easter to the end of October. Special arrangements can be made for groups and school visits outside these hours – contact curator@mullmuseum.org.uk

       

    • Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      19 Priory Ln, Dunfermline KY12 7PH, UK
      19 Priory Ln, Dunfermline KY12 7PH, UK

      Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew Carnegie became the richest man in the world and father of modern philanthropy, supporting the founding of internationally renowned landmarks such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Peace Palace in The Hague and Mount Wilson Observatory in California.

      State-of-the-art interactive games, surprising displays, weaving demonstrations, children’s activities, a delightful garden and our little gift shop ensure that the museum is a fascinating and informative place to visit for the whole family. And best of all:

      Admission is FREE!

      Opening times: Monday-Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm

       

    • Summerlee Industrial Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5, UK
      Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5, UK

      Summerlee welcomes you to its 20 acre site with free parking, free admission and all-weather facilities. It all adds up to a belter of a family day out!

      Situated in Coatbridge, an important centre within Scotland’s ‘industrial heartland’, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is built on the site of the old Summerlee Ironworks, and incorporated the main workshop of the former Hydrocon Crane factory.

      Summerlee received a £10 million redevelopment in 2008, and today the museum is a modern and thriving visitor attraction. Rated a four star attraction by Visit Scotland, it’s the perfect setting for an unforgettable family day out.

      From an amazing array of social history and interactive displays to an award-winning play park – there’s so much to see and do. Take a ride on the tram, experience the mine tour and miners’ row, refuel at the café and take home a lasting memory from the visitor shop.

    • Military Museum Scotland
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      33 King's Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU, UK
      33 King's Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU, UK

      Military Museum Scotland is Scotlands newest Museum. It is a hands on museum where visitors get to handle most of the artefacts. Indoor and outdoor displays. We also have a Cafe and Gift shop. We have wheelchair access.

      Opening times:
      Daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 until 16.00
      Cafe open from 10.00 until 15.00 every day
    • The Library Of Innerpeffray
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      Strageath Mains, Crieff PH5 2BJ, UK
      Strageath Mains, Crieff PH5 2BJ, UK

      Discover Scotland’s oldest free, public lending library: a museum where you can literally touch the past.

      At a site steeped in history from Roman times to living memory, the Library offers visitors a hands-on, unforgettable experience of Scottish heritage.

      In its tranquil rural setting by the River Earn, travel back in time and explore the books, the people and the story of Innerpeffray.

      Opening times: Wed – Sat 10am – 5pm and Sun 2pm – 5pm

    • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK
      2 Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK

      Discover more about the unique history and culture of the city of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Explore a fascinating range of artefacts and collections that celebrate Highland life and heritage. The galleries feature both permanent and temporary exhibitions, which includes work from local artists and crafters in our community, to those further afield.  While you are visiting, why not pop into the cafe and enjoy some of homemade soup, a sandwich or perhaps treat yourself to a slice of cake?

      Opening times:

      Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm

    • Stromness Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      52 Alfred St, Stromness KW16 3DH, UK
      52 Alfred St, Stromness KW16 3DH, UK

      Stromness Museum is an independent museum maintained and managed by a committee of volunteers elected from the members of the Orkney Natural History Society Museum SCIO

      The museum gives a vivid introduction to the Sea Haven of Stromness and the Maritime and Natural History of Orkney – fishing, whaling, Hudson’s Bay Company, the German Fleet in Scapa Flow, birds and their eggs, fossils, sea shells, butterflies and moths.

      Opening times:  Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

    • Gairloch Heritage Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      A832, Gairloch IV21, UK
      A832, Gairloch IV21, UK

      The museum takes you on a journey through time showing how local people lived and worked in Gairloch through the ages.

      ● Marvel at how stone age and bronze age people existed with relatively limited technology and (to us) primitive utensils.

      ● Fathom the mysteries of a Pictish symbol stone.

      ● Examine the crofting tools of a more recent age that still relied on skill rather than technology.

      ● Relive life in the croft house, the school room and the village shop that are all a world away from the Internet.

      ● Imagine the locals joining in an impromptu ceilidh at the end of another hard day on the croft, sustained by the produce of the dairy but fuelled by the product of the illicit whisky still.

      ● Examine the locally built and owned fishing boats and compare the rigours of earning a living off the sea in these small, open craft with today’s purpose-built, sea-going trawlers.

      ● Reflect on the relief of the seaman as the beam from one of the largest lenses assembled by the Northern Lighthouse Board guides him to safety without the help of radar or satellite navigation.

       

      Opening times: 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday.

    • Strathnaver Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      A836, Thurso KW14 7SR, UK
      A836, Thurso KW14 7SR, UK

      Discover the vibrant culture, inherited from Norse and Gaelic ancestors. Strathnaver Museum is a heart which keeps the blood of tradition pumping; sustaining and preserving it for future generations.

      Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm (closed Sunday)

    • Dunbeath Heritage Centre
      10:00 AM-6:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      Paradise Lodge, Dunbeath KW6 6ED, UK
      Paradise Lodge, Dunbeath KW6 6ED, UK

      Dunbeath Heritage Centre provides a focus for the work of Dunbeath Preservation Trust: a research base; a repository for research data, manuscripts, photographs and items of local material culture; an exhibition and interpretation space; a venue for lectures, storytelling and workshops; a gathering place for local people and visitors – young and old – alike. The Centre has recently been awarded full museum status by the Museums and Galleries Commission in recognition of its professional standards of curatorship, conservation and display along with the significance of its collections.​

      Opening times: Mon:10am-5pm, Wed: 1pm-6pm, Fri: 10am-4pm, Tues& Thurs: 10am-4pm (volunteer dependant)

    • The Scottish Fisheries Museum
      10:00 AM-5:30 PM
      2nd November 2018-29th November 2018
      11 E Green, Anstruther KY10 3AA, UK
      11 E Green, Anstruther KY10 3AA, UK

      Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the harbour of a small and beautiful fishing port, The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a charitable trust which has become a national institution with an international reputation.

      Their principal aim, in all of their efforts with regard to the displays in their extensive museum and many educational and research activities, is to excite informed interest in the development of the Scottish commercial fishing industry among people of all ages in and beyond Scotland. The core story that they have to tell is the history of how, through a constant process of innovation, the Scottish fisheries became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

      The collections are truly inspiring. They exhibit wonderful examples of historic fishing boats and gear. They help to illustrate the geography and social structures of our fishing communities. They allow us to honour their ways of life, skills, customs, dress, creativity and resilience, and to improve understanding of the various external circumstances, environmental, technological, political and commercial, which had and still continue to have such an impact upon them.

      “We take seriously the responsibilities that come with our belonging to a very special section of Scottish society, to men and women who, over the centuries, have faced both natural and man-made adversity and yet maintained a proud tradition and a distinct, but open, culture. In celebrating their achievements, we are proud to welcome all of our visitors, young and old, to an experience that will be both highly entertaining and informative.”

      Opening times:

      Summer (Apr 1st – Sept 30th): Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm, Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm.

      Winter (Oct 1st – Mar 31st): Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm, Sunday 12.00pm – 4.30pm

    • Arbroath Signal Tower Museum
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      28 Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PN, UK
      28 Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PN, UK

      Signal Tower Museum is located near Arbroath’s picturesque and busy harbour, in a complex of buildings which were originally used as the shore station and family accommodation for the Bell Rock Lighthouse, which stands 11 miles offshore from Arbroath, enjoy views from the museum webcam. Built in 1813, Signal Tower served the lighthouse until it was decommissioned in 1955 and later became a museum in 1974.

      Hear about the story of the magnificent Bell Rock Lighthouse, which shows how the coastal town’s connection with the sea has influenced Arbroath’s social, industrial and ecclesiastical history. From multi-media displays and historic objects including stories of Arbroath’s fishing and maritime industries which are interwoven with stories of the ‘Mucklebackit woman’ who sold the Arbroath Smokies and tall pirate tales of Ralph the Rover.

      Both the lighthouse and the Signal Tower were built for the Northern Lighthouse Board, by Robert Stevenson, founder of the famous Stevenson dynasty of lighthouse builders.

      Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

    • Abbotsford
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, UK
      Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, UK

      Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

      Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of the 19th century novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels.

      Discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired his greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life, browse the gift shop, enjoy seasonal food in the café or simply relax in the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.

      Created almost 200 years ago by the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, now just a short train ride from Edinburgh with a free minibus pick-up from the station.

      Opening times: Monday – Sunday 10 am to 5pm, last entry 1 hour before closing

    • Quendale Watermill
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      Unnamed Road, Shetland ZE2 9JD, UK
      Unnamed Road, Shetland ZE2 9JD, UK

      “We are celebrating 150 years of heritage at the Quendale Watermill this year as the Mill first began grinding Oats and Bere into flour for the Quendale Estate and surrounding crofts in 1868. Information on the Millers of the time and a selection of local photos and newspaper excerpts are shown on a display created by the local history group to commemorate the occasion. This is in addition to the displays of crofting and farming machinery, tools and artefacts normally seen at the Mill.”

       

      Opening times: 1000 to 1700 daily until 14 October.  This can be extended for groups, on request, until 31 October.

    • National Museum of Scotland
      10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
      45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK

      From meteorites to monsters from the deep, the Natural World galleries tell the story of our planet, while the World Cultures galleries link people and possessions across the globe.

      Follow the story of Scotland from prehistory to the present day in our Scottish galleries, marvel at a spectacular array of over 800 objects in the Window on the World and meet the Scots whose ideas, innovations and leadership took them across the world in our Discoveries gallery.

      Open up a treasure trove of decorative arts in the Art, Design and Fashion galleries. Explore the ideas that have shaped design through the centuries and get front row seats at a catwalk of creativity in textiles and style.

      Over in Science and Technology, get hands on with inventions and innovations as science is brought to life through displays and interactives.

      Opening times: Daily 10:00–17:00

    • Borders Textile Towerhouse
      10:00 AM-4:30 PM
      2nd November 2018-30th November 2018
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK
      1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9, UK

      Discover the story of Border knitwear and tweed in a beautifully-restored 16th century towerhouse. Garments, artefacts and photographs bring to life over 200 years of tradition and innovation in the local woollen industries. Changing exhibitions showcase contemporary fashion and design. Our knitwear and tweeds have been adopted by the world – come and explore the unfinished story!

      The Secret Tower Room explores the building’s often-turbulent history from its construction at the time of the Border Reivers. The Tom Scott Room shows paintings by the noted Scottish watercolourist (1854-1927) with touch screen access to more of his work.

      The shop stocks a colourful range of textiles, crafts, gifts and books.

      Wheelchair accessible

      Entry by donation

      Opening hours, Until end of October, Mon-Sat 10.00 -16.30, Sun 12.00 – 15.00

    • The Abbey Church of Dunfermline