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 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.

A photo of people investigating a large trench at an archaeological site on a mountain

Prehistoric hunter-gatherer remains leave archaeologists rethinking history in Scottish glens

Hunter-gatherers sheltered on mountains for the night in the harsh climate of the Highlands of Scotland 8,000 years ago, say archaeologists.

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Archaeologists create prehistoric treasure trove of earliest evidence left by humans on Shetland

100,000 archaeological artefacts, including shards of 6,000-year-old pottery, have journeyed home to Shetland to be included in the Recognised Archaeology Collection of Shetland Museum and Archives.

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'Picasso' painting found in Scottish attic could provide spark for family reunion says finder

As experts from Christie's inspect a Picasso artwork found in an attic its finder says he will use any money it may bring him to track down his Russian relatives.

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Work begins on restoration of Orkney's Kitchener Memorial

Work to restore the Kitchener Memorial, marking the death of the Secretary of War on HMS Hampshire in 1916, begins as fundraising for a memorial with names of 736 crew lost with him continues.

a photo of a woven tapestry which features two people and the mythical unicorn; a horse with a large horn on its head. There are also two people in front of the tapestry dressed in old fashioned clothes from the period.

James V's lost tapestries restored after largest UK weaving project in 100 years is completed

An Historic Scotland commissioned restoration of a set of tapestries as part of a larger proposal to renovate the palace of James V has been unveiled at Stirling Castle.

a black and white photo of author JM Barrie surrounded by children, some standing next to him and lots sitting on the floor

Lost JM Barrie play kickstarts final fundraiser for Scottish Children's Literature and Storytelling Centre

A play the Peter Pan author thought was "lost" will return to the academy where it was first performed nearly 140 years ago as a fundraiser for the transformation of Moat Brae House.

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