For more information on any of these events visit Historic Environment Scotland here. Historic Environment Scotland Members’ discount available.
Join us on a litter pick on the banks of the River Forth for Clean Up Scotland. During April and May many organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals will be taking part in the Clean Up Scotland campaign run by Keep Scotland Beautiful. Through events like litter picks, the campaign aims to build community pride, and keep Scotland clean for future generations. If you would like to take part, book a place on our litter pick. We’ll meet at the Engine Shed before heading to the banks of the River Forth for our Forthside Lunch Time Litter Pick. After the litter pick, join us back at the Engine Shed for a well-deserved cup of tea or coffee.
An exhibition of work by Banff Academy students from the Meet Your Maker project. The project – a collaborative partnership project between Craft Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Aberdeenshire Council – has tasked senior art and design students with researching, developing and creating new pieces of contemporary art. Students have been working with three professional craft makers to develop contemporary design pieces inspired by Duff House, and the Early Silver exhibition from the National Museum of Scotland. Led by craft makers – David Powell (Willow Sculptor), Naomi McIntosh (Interdisciplinary designer) and Megan Falconer (Silversmith).
Exploring the landscape that inspired John Muir, a leading Scottish American environmental conservationist and known in America as the “Father of the National Parks”, this photography exhibition traces Muir’s travels from his childhood in Dunbar to the American National Parks he helped to establish. Presented by the American Scottish Foundation, the works of Scottish photographer Ken Paterson shares the beauty of both Scottish and American wilderness that John Muir was so passionate about.
Join us at Dirleton Castle for one of our special ‘Man at Arms’ talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show. No booking required.
Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar during a guided walk around Scotland’s largest stone circle which forms part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. Meet in the car park by 1pm.