Scotland

Plan days out in Scotland. Find cultural and heritage places to visit in Scotland - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles, stately homes and more, in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond.

A photo of an ancient carved grey stone showing the Ryhnie Man of Aberdeen

Archaeologists in search for 1,500 year-old axe-wielding Rhynie Man in Scotland

Aberdeenshire’s oldest man, an axe carrying figure preserved in a six-foot Pictish stone, is being pursued with a dig in the village where high-status figures lived during the 5th or 6th centuries.

A photo of a woman digging a deep trench at a First and Second World War trench at Dreghorn in Scotland

Archaeologists uncover shallow world war training trenches at wood in Scottish village

Archaeologists working on Ministry of Defence land used by soldiers preparing for the Battle of the Somme say the camouflaged trenches would have originally been used during the First World War.

A photograph of Kidwelly Castle, located in Wales. It is in the background on a hill with a path in the foreground and a small wheelbarrow casting a shadow on the path. The image is in black and white.

Can you help identify the locations in these John Piper photographs?

Thousands of negatives from the John Piper Estate have been digitised and added to the Tate Gallery Archives this week. Now curators are hoping the public will help identify almost 1,000 more.

A photo of a curator looking at an object inside National Museums Scotland's National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh

Tiny beetle and huge sperm whale skull star in new National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh

The new three-storey National Museums Collection Centre is the home of nearly ten million objects in Scotland. Take a look inside here.

a photo of two red silk poppies from a scrapbook compiled by an Edinburgh family during World War One

First World War scrapbook published online after detective work tracks down living relative

Scrapbooks compiled by an Edinburgh family during the First World War are being published online thanks to detective work by Edinburgh library staff.

A photo of a standing stone in a field

Kilmartin Museum edges closer to revamping Argyll's "amazing" archaeological treasures

One of Scotland’s most important collections of prehistoric archaeological treasures could be about to benefit from a world-class museum, winning a first-round pass towards £3.1 million from the......

A photo of an archaeologist in a light blue hard hat scaling a mountain

Archaeologists brave sheer drops to scale sea stack and find earliest Pictish fort off coast of Scotland

Dr Gordon Noble, of the University of Aberdeen, on the mission to an inhospitable sea stack which found a fort from the 3rd or 4th century.

A photo of a librarian at the National Library of Scotland looking through House of Lords books

House of Lords records to be made available to public by National Library of Scotland

Around 3,000 "fragile" volumes from the 19th century house are to be digitised - reflecting a period when more British Prime Ministers served in the Lords than in the House of Commons.

A photo of a human skull next to a hand within a brown muddy pit

Thirty skeletons in front of city centre art gallery point to lost medieval burial ground in Aberdeen

A long-lost medieval friary, revealed by the discovery of 30 skeletons beneath pipes and electricity cables, has been located by archaeologists at a university site in Aberdeen city centre.

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