12/11/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Ticket giveaway launched by Historic Environment Scotland to celebrate St Andrew's Day 2018

4d502d8d-c732-416f-99a2-61151d298ec2

Thousands of free tickets to top Scottish visitor attractions are available from Historic Environment Scotland (HES), for use on 24 and 25 November 2018.

Members of the public can apply for free tickets to any of their favourite 35 winter-opening ticketed Historic Scotland visitor attractions throughout the country that are participating, from the Border Abbeys to Skara Brae and Maeshowe in Orkney.

This year’s campaign was launched at Dunfermline Abbey, one of the sites participating in the giveaway as well as featuring in a new Robert the Bruce trail. For more on Robert the Bruce, see our digital guide.

The St Andrew's Ticket Giveaway

Stephen Duncan, director of commercial and Tourism at HES, said: “Exploring our sites is a great way to learn more about Scotland’s fascinating past and we want to encourage communities to take a step back in time and learn more about the significant historic stories in their local area.

“By participating in the St Andrew’s Ticket Giveaway, visitors will have the opportunity to access our iconic castles, abbeys and palaces for free over the weekend, with something for everyone.

“If you’ve never visited your local historic site, then this is the perfect opportunity as it gives visitors the unique chance to get a taste of what’s available in their area for free

How do I get the free tickets?

Registeration for free tickets is now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 23 November. Visitors will get the chance to claim their free tickets by simply registering online and applying for tickets to the attraction of their choice.

QUICK LINK: Ten castles connected with the life of Mary Queen of Scots

(image copyright Historic Environment Scotland)

News

12/11/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

The face of an Iron Age druid revealed

A University of Dundee student has revealed the face of one of Scotland’s oldest druids, believed to have ...


Join History Scotland Insider for exclusive interviews, competitions, discounts and more...

History Scotland Insider is our brand new monthly newsletter, exclusively for History Scotland magazine ...


Dr Gordon Rintoul CBE to step down as director of National Museums Scotland

Dr Gordon Rintoul CBE, Director, National Museums Scotland, has announced that he will be stepping down in ...


Historic memorandum signed between University of Glasgow and University of the West Indies

A historic Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by senior representatives of The University of Glasgow ...


Other News

Historic alabaster monument at Scone Palace restored to its original splendour

Specialist work to restore an intricate alabaster monument in Scone Palace's gothic chapel has been ...


Prince on the run: new exhibition at Kildonan Museum

Members of the Future Curators Group at Kildonan Museum spoke to us about what they learnt whilst preparing ...


Prince on the Run: exhibition tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's escape

A display featuring gifts exchanged between Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald are included as part of ...


Writer and broadcaster Jamie Crawford is announced as the 2019-20 Explore Your Archive ambassador

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) and its ARA Scotland regional group have announced that ...