Scotland’s ticket giveaway

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Stirling Castle, one of he places peple will be able to enter free if they are successful i

Historic Environment Scotland‘s annual Ticket Giveaway has begun. or by clicking here

From last Tuesday you could apply for the free tickets which can be used on the weekend before St Andrew’s Day.

Lucky winners will have the chance to explore centuries of history across the length and breadth of the country – from a Neolithic Village in the Orkney Isles to a trio of abbeys in the Scottish Borders.

Doune Castle, famed for its appearance in the hit TV series Outlander, is amongst 32 attractions taking part in the promotion throughout Scotland. Other participating attractions in Stirlingshire include the iconic Stirling Castle, which was shaped by generations of Scottish monarchs and the fortress of Castle Campbell, which sits high above Dollar Glen.

Thousands of tickets have been released and visitors have from 11am on Tuesday 1st November until 5pm on Friday 25th November to register. Visitors can apply for a maximum of two adult and three family tickets to each historic property of their choosing; family tickets admit up to two adults and three children. Tickets can be applied for by clicking here or going to the dedicated website,  Whilst there is no limit on the number of participating attractions that visitors can apply for tickets to, early online registration is being encouraged to avoid disappointment.

But why not just make every property free that weekend? It would entail less administrative work in handling the website and fulfil one of the requirements of making Sotland’s heritage available to everyone. Many sites are open free of charge in Wales on St David’s Day and when local festivities are on. Couldn’t Scotland follow this example?

Stephen Duncan, for Historic Environment Scotland said, “Ticket Giveaway weekend is always very popular, so we would encourage people to register online through our dedicated website as early as possible.” The two day event is part of the lead-in to Scotland’s wider St Andrew’s Day celebrations this year, and is part of the Scottish Government’s Winter Festivals initiative. This sees a number of events take place across Scotland, through Christmas and Hogmanay right up until Burns Night.


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