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Historic Scotland 17h
Replying to @AlanDixon9
We appreciate that this might not be clear on our website, so we’ll look to get that changed for clarity. (2/2)
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Historic Scotland 17h
Replying to @AlanDixon9
Hi Alan, thanks for your question. The full price of Membership for 2 concessions is £80 (without a Direct Debit). If you set up a Direct Debit it's £72 - 10% off the regular price in the 1st year. In subsequent years it's £70 - a 12.5% saving on the full price.(1/2)
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Historic Scotland 18h
Replying to @phillray01
Hi Phillip, unfortunately we don't have a specific date yet, but if you stay tuned to our social media or sign up to our mailing list we will issue dates as soon as we can
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Historic Scotland 21h
We don’t know for certain who originally built Balvaird Castle, but heraldry above the front entrance gives us a clue. It depicts the combined (or impaled!) arms of Sir Andrew Murray and Dame Margaret Barclay.
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Historic Scotland 21h
Replying to @joycrobross
We’re looking to reopen Skara Brae in late-August /through September, but we don’t have a specific date as yet. Stay tuned to our social media as we’ll be announcing dates as soon as we know. (2/2)
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Historic Scotland 21h
Replying to @joycrobross
Hi Joyce, from 15 July you’ll be able to visit all unstaffed sites (). However, quite a few of these will be exterior only due to the difficulty of managing visitor safety in small, confined spaces. (1/2)
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Historic Scotland 22h
Replying to @stumac1974
not at the moment, no. While our staffed sites are closed, our toilets and cafes remain closed. You can find out more about our plans for reopening at
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Historic Scotland 22h
Replying to @scotsjess
thanks for getting in touch - yes we're consulting with local communities so we can make sure to reflect the circumstances in each area as much as possible. There's more detail on our approach at
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Historic Scotland 22h
Replying to @SMcMenemin
we're working on our plans but as of yet don't have dates for you sadly - please keep an eye on our channels! We're hoping to open Skara Brae in August but it won't be possible to socially distance at Maeshowe, though you can have a look virtually:
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Historic Scotland 22h
Replying to @Kyq
unfortunately we can't as we are still working on plans for how to reopen them safely, but please keep an eye on our social channels and website for more updates!
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Historic Scotland 22h
Replying to @andintothetrees
hi there, no need to book online for our unstaffed sites no!
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Historic Scotland 22h
unfortunately not, no - we're unable to reopen seasonal sites this year, of which Kisimul is one. You can find out the details of will be open this year at
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Historic Scotland 23h
You’ve been asking, we’ve been listening – and now we’re pleased to be able to unveil our plans for reopening. There are a lot of phases to this so we’d advise you grab a cuppa! ☕ Full details ➡️ ⬅️
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Historic Scotland Jul 13
Replying to @jarv1959
... were descended from those that had made their way through the Mediterranean to Iberia before heading up the western Atlantic coast to Britain. (2/2)
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Historic Scotland Jul 13
Replying to @jarv1959
The most recent research we've seen indicate they're part of an ancestry which emerged from Anatolia in around 6,000BC. The study identified that the majority of the Neolithic population of Britain... (1/2)
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Historic Scotland Jul 13
Anyone else had a go at this?!
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Historic Scotland Jul 13
Replying to @gaelhistory
we remember that! Love these pictures ☺️
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Historic Scotland Jul 13
Replying to @RobertMLomax1
we do - you can find our delivery information at
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