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The Eye of a Stranger: Henrietta Liston’s Travels
10 July 2021 - 06 November 2021

National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge Edinburgh, EH1 1EW

This exhibition presents the journals and letters of a Glasgow woman who travelled by diplomatic means to Constantinople (Istanbul) more than 200 years ago, and spent years…

National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge Edinburgh, EH1 1EW

Major exhibition ‘Petticoats and Pinnacles: Scotland’s Pioneering Mountain Women’ presents the unsung heroes of mountain climbing, namely women.

Inspiring Walter Scott
06 August 2021 - 09 January 2022

Chambers Street Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JF

Inspiring Walter Scott exhibition at National Museum of Scotland.

Join archaeologist Peter Yeoman for a talk on the Iona research project, the results of which transformed our understanding of the early medieval archaeology of Scotland’s most…

What are the origins of some of Scotland's most common surnames? How have these changed over the years?

Scotland's Climate Challenge
24 September 2021 - 27 March 2022

Chambers Street Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JF

Scotland’s Climate Challenge (24 September 2021 to 27 March 2022) will use National Museums’ collections to show the evidence for rapid, dramatic climate change and its potential…

Joint event with speakers Dr Matthew Hammond and Dr Amy Hayes, exploring medieval names and medieval queens.

New Lanark 2021: a living legacy conference
12 October 2021 - 14 July 2021

New Lanark Mills Lanark, United Kingdom, ML11 9DB

An online and onsite conference marking three important milestones in the World Heritage Site’s history.

30 George Square Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 9LJ

The grandly named Scottish Ladies’ Society for Promoting Education, Especially That of Females in Greece is remembered in a University of Edinburgh exhibition, exploring…

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