St. Rule’s Tower in St. Andrews Reopens to Visitors Following Essential Repairs by Historic Environment Scotland

The historic tower is once again accessible to visitors following repairs, Historic Environment Scotland announced EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2023-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors to St Andrews can once again enjoy access to the town’s highest vantage point. St. Rule’s Tower has now reopened to visitors, after temporary access restrictions were put in place by… Read the full press release

High level masonry inspections to begin at Tantallon and Dirleton Castles, Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2023-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced today (Friday 20 January) that high level masonry inspections will start at Tantallon Castle and Dirleton Castle on Monday 23 January. The inspections can take over a month due to the scope of the task and the different characteristics of the… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland’s Survey Aims to Build Understanding of Stonemasonry Sector Across Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has today (Wednesday 18 January) launched a survey of stonemasonry in Scotland to better understand the current status of the sector EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The survey seeks to gather information on the number of stonemasons there are in Scotland, where the businesses that employ stonemasons are… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland and Forth Valley College welcome new cohort of apprentice stonemasons to the Stirling and Elgin training centres

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) increases delivery of vital traditional skills training to support green recovery EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — HES and Forth Valley College are welcoming the new cohort of apprentice stonemasons to the Stirling and Elgin training centres, equal to their highest ever intake, as courses begin for the new… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Support Fund to fund nine heritage projects in the Highlands, Angus, Falkirk, Edinburgh, East Lothian, the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway

Latest Historic Environment Support Fund recipients include a project to celebrate the oldest elm tree in Europe EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — A monument dedicated to a descendant of Robert the Bruce, a project to celebrate the oldest elm tree in Europe and the development of heritage trails in the Highlands are… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland launches ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ project to inspire young storytellers through heritage

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Young people from across Scotland are being asked to take inspiration from over 5,000 years of Scotland’s history as part of the Year of Stories. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) hopes to inspire young storytellers through heritage as part of its ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ project which… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces exhibition featuring untold stories of people from Scotland’s history

Historic Environment Scotland announces exhibition of untold stories as part of Scotland’s themed year EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has today (Monday 10 January) announced a programme of activity to celebrate the Year of Stories which includes Unforgettable, an exhibition featuring the untold stories of 12 people from… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Support Fund awards £241,995 to more than 20 heritage projects

Funding to provide training opportunities and the restoration of historic structures will benefit local communities and economies throughout Scotland EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A historic Tolbooth steeple in Fife, the B-listed former Govanhill Picture House and a traditional skills training programme targeting disadvantaged people in Perth and Kinross are just some… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland launches a brand-new audio guide for the iconic Edinburgh Castle

A star-studded cast will take visitors to Edinburgh Castle on a journey through the castle’s history in a brand-new audio guide. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A star-studded cast will take visitors to Edinburgh Castle on a journey through the castle’s history as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) launches a brand-new audio guide… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces £842,802 funding to support conservation repair projects to historic buildings throughout Scotland

Funding boost for conservation repair projects to historic buildings throughout Scotland. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland has announced funding of £842,802 to support conservation repair projects to historic buildings throughout the country. The funding has been awarded to four heritage projects, including £92,387 to Hospitalfield House in Arbroath. Hospitalfield… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces unique light and music event celebrating Gaelic culture at Urquhart Castle

Historic Environment Scotland announces flagship event for Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A new unique light and music event celebrating Gaelic culture will take place at Urquhart Castle in October, as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. Aiseag, which means ‘crossing’ or ‘sea… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Spectacular Jousting returns to Caerlaverock Castle, 27 and 28 July

Historic Days Await as lances clash and shields shatter in this annual spectacle EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Spectators can choose their champion as noble knights face each other in the field when Spectacular Jousting returns to Caerlaverock Castle from 12.30pm – 4.30pm on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July. The competitors will… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: A 3D reconstruction of the tomb of Robert the Bruce to go on display at Dunfermline Abbey Church

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland (HES), presented the half-scale model of the lost tomb at an event in the Abbey Church today (Friday 26 April). The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce, a collaborative project between HES’s predecessor bodies and the Centre for Digital… Read the full press release

Scotland from the Sky to showcase Scotland’s ever-changing landscapes

Three-part BBC1 Scotland series reveals Scotland’s hidden ancient past through aerial photography held in the Historic Environment Scotland (HES) archives. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Aerial photography held in our archives will showcase Scotland’s ever-changing landscapes in Scotland from the Sky which returns to BBC One at 9pm on Wednesday 17 April. The three-part second… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces return of the popular £1 offer for Young Scot card-holders

Young Scots get the keys to the country as £1 day out returns EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will be lowering drawbridges and opening gates to young people at historic sites across the country as the popular £1 offer for Young Scot card-holders returns. HES will be partnering with Young Scot,… Read the full press release

Edinburgh Castle remains the 12th most-visited attraction in the UK according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

Attractions in Scotland saw the biggest increase in visitors according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Edinburgh Castle has retained its status as the 12th most-visited attraction in the UK according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) which today (Wednesday 27 March) released its… Read the full press release

The Erskine Bridge awarded Category A status by Historic Environment Scotland

The landmark Erskine Bridge has been listed as a Category A structure. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Erskine Bridge has been awarded Category A status by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) after it was recognised as being of special architectural interest, it was announced today (Thursday 29 November). The Erskine Bridge, officially opened… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland to give away free tickets to some of the most iconic sites to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

To help celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we are launching a free Ticket Giveaway to some of Scotland’s top heritage visitor attractions. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has thousands of free tickets to give away to some of the most iconic sites in the country on Saturday 24 and Sunday… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces Gaelic volunteer programmes at Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban and Arnol Blackhouse on the Isle of Lewis

Volunteer programmes at Scotland’s historic places form part of our Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced Gaelic volunteer programmes at Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban and Arnol Blackhouse on the Isle of Lewis, as part of the launch of its Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023. This is… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland invites visitors to celebrate Blackness Castle’s status as a film location this weekend 1-2 September

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to celebrate Blackness Castle’s status as a film location with Historic Environment Scotland’s first On Location event this weekend (Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September). Visitors can find out more about the locations and techniques used for filming at Blackness Castle, explore the medieval encampment, learn… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Britain’s preeminent painter L.S. Lowry on display at Duff House until 13 May 2019

A masterpiece by much-loved English painter L.S. Lowry has gone on display at Duff House. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Canal and Factories’ captures the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of the industrial towns of Runcorn and Widnes on the river Mersey, and features Lowry’s famous ‘matchstick men’. Painted in 1955, the scene… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Vote for the iconic Edinburgh Castle in this year’s British Travel Awards

Visitors urged to cast their votes for the iconic castle in this year’s British Travel Awards EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Voting has opened for the 2018 British Travel Awards (BTA) and Edinburgh Castle is again in the running to claim the title of the Best UK Heritage Attraction. Edinburgh Castle is the number one paid-for… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Viking Invasion to take place at Dunstaffnage Castle on Saturday 26-27 May

Explore Scotland’s fascinating Viking history with Oban event this May EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to travel back in time at Dunstaffnage Castle this weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May), for its Viking Invasion event. The re-enactment event encourages visitors to explore Scotland’s fascinating Viking history and find out why Oban was… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Scotland’s heritage attractions hit 5,041,297 visitor milestone throughout the 2017/18 financial year

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s heritage attractions have hit a record milestone, welcoming more than 5 million people for the first ever time in a single year. Historic Environment Scotland (HES), who manage over 300 Historic Scotland visitor attractions across the country representing more than 5,000 years of Scottish history, are celebrating a 17% increase… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland, China’s Palace Museum and Stirling University to explore future documentation of heritage sites

HES to work with Palace Museum to document historic structures following First Minister visit EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today (10 April) welcomed progress on agreement for future exchanges of knowledge between Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and China’s Palace Museum as the two organisations demonstrated examples of their… Read the full press release

Historic attractions all over Scotland ready to welcome visitors for the start of the 2018 summer season

Historic Environment Scotland launch 2018 season and events programme EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic attractions all over Scotland, from Jarlshof in Shetland to Hermitage Castle in the Borders, are preparing to welcome visitors for the start of the 2018 summer season. From 26 March, over 40 castles, cairns and brochs across the… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Edinburgh Castle named the 12th most-visited attraction in the UK for 2017 according to ALVA visitor figures

Edinburgh Castle climbs to 12th most-visited UK attraction as Scotland out-performs rest of UK for 6th year running in ALVA visitor figures EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The annual release of visitor figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has seen Edinburgh Castle leap four places in the rankings to be named the… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland extend Commemorative Plaque Scheme nominations until 28 February as the country marks LGBT History Month

Deadline for plaque nominations extended until 28 February as Scotland asked to help celebrate LGBT history Edinburgh, UK, 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are seeking help from the public to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender figures from Scotland’s past as the country marks LGBT History Month. HES are extending nominations… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces next stage of conservation work at 4000-year old Ring of Brodgar

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced the next stage of conservation work at the world famous Ring of Brodgar, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. The 4000-year old Ring of Brodgar is one of the largest stone circles in Britain, with 27 standing stones occupying a… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland to release new book on Scotland’s most famous modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross

Historic Environment Scotland to release new book on Scotland’s most famous modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross   St Peter’s, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal released marking building’s 50th anniversary Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s most famous modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, is set to have its full… Read the full press release