Season starts for family days out

From Shetland to Skipness, castles, cairns, and chapels will open their doors on 25th March, just in time for the Easter weekend.

Historic Environment Scotland has recruited 50 new and seasonal staff across the country, now in post and ready to welcome visitors. Meanwhile, in keeping with the spring time reveal, other sites have updated their interpretation boards to give visitors new insight into the stories of some of these iconic places.

Susan Loch, Head of Visitor Operations and Community Engagement at Historic Environment Scotland said, “These cherished local sites range from castles to churches, and from prehistoric forts to atmospheric ruins. They are steeped in stories, and visiting them helps bring the Scotland’s fascinating history to life. We’ve got all sorts of resources to help people understand and enjoy these places, from recently refreshed interpretation panels at many sites to our free visitor app, which helps visitors build their own historic itinerary.

“There’s never been a better time to get involved with the history and heritage of your local area – why not see how many historic sites your family can visit this year!”

You can also become a Historic Scotland member, which gets you entry to over 70 historic places across the country as well as to our daytime events.

Historic attractions re-opening on 25th March include: 

For further information on opening hours, access and locations, visit:

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