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2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

4th Jan 2017

The 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, running from 1 January to 31 December, is a celebration of Scotland’s people, our distinct culture and traditions, our historic landscapes, attractions, icons, as well as our hidden gems and amazing stories.

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From World Heritage Sites to ancient monuments, listed buildings to historic battlefields, cultural traditions to our myths, stories and legends, 2017 is the year to explore Scotland’s fascinating past. Discover how this past has shaped the thriving Scotland we know today and its future, with its proud and welcoming spirit.
Enjoy the splendour of some of Scotland’s most famous and dramatic castles, visit your clan’s homeland, experience the breathtaking sounds of a hundred pipers skirling or stare in wonder at the ever-changing natural landscapes that have played a key part in Scotland’s history.

Discover tales of legendary kings and queens, Jacobite battles, stories handed down from one generation to the next, all set against Scotland’s unique panoramic landscapes and enriching culture.

From the Scottish Borders to Orkney, and from Fife to the Isle of Skye – every area of Scotland has its own story to share. Relive Scotland’s past to the present day through a range of exciting events, attractions and activities during 2017 and come make history with us!

At The National Wallace Monument we are celebrating the year with a fantastic programme of events. Re-live the Battle of Stirling Bridge in ‘A Battle Won‘, discover the interesting history of the Monument’s setting in ‘Abbey Craig Through The Ages‘ and why the Victorians built the Monument in ‘A Hero Remembered‘.


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