History events in Stirling

View all the upcoming History events taking place throughout Stirling below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Stirling

Stirling Ghostwalk

Stirling Ghostwalk

7th January 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Join Stirling Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul, the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin, on a creepy, comic guided ghostwalk!
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Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

9th April 2022 - 23rd October 2022

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
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Bannockburn House Guided History Tours

Bannockburn House Guided History Tours

10th April 2022 - 4th September 2022

Take a tour of Bannockburn House, an historic category A-listed property, which has survived largely unchanged since the 17th century apart from a Victorian extension.
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British Sign Language Tours at Stirling Castle

British Sign Language Tours at Stirling Castle

Selected dates between 11th June 2022 - 24th September 2022

Explore Stirling Castle with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by an interpreter!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes

Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes

Selected dates between 7th February 2022 - 14th November 2022

Edinburgh Castle hold a number of gun salutes throughout the year to mark various special occasions!

Find out about Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes on What's On Edinburgh
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Selected dates between 26th February 2022 - 30th October 2022

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!

Monday Masterpieces: Weekly short talks

Monday Masterpieces: Weekly short talks

28th March 2022 - 19th September 2022

Make Monday mornings marvellous and join curators, wardens and learning specialists for weekly short talks exploring some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection!

Find out about Monday Masterpieces: Weekly short talks on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

Selected dates between 2nd April 2022 - 3rd September 2022

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Secrets on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

Selected dates between 9th April 2022 - 10th September 2022

Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Adventure on What's On Edinburgh
Unforgettable

Unforgettable

9th April 2022 - 10th July 2022

Unforgettable showcases the untold stories of people from marginalised communities whose lives shaped or were shaped by Scotland and highlights their contribution to Scotland’s history.

Find out about Unforgettable on What's On Edinburgh
Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Selected dates between 23rd April 2022 - 17th September 2022

Enjoy this Ranger-led walk at Hopetoun House will guide you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape.

Find out about Hopetoun Grounds Walk on What's On Edinburgh
Will Maclean: Points of Departure

Will Maclean: Points of Departure

4th June 2022 - 2nd October 2022

The exhibition on Will Maclean, one of the outstanding artists of his generation, promises to be a rich visual feast for anyone with an interest in Scottish art and history.

Find out about Will Maclean: Points of Departure on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

Selected dates between 25th June 2022 - 17th September 2022

Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Amble on What's On Edinburgh
Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

1st July 2022 - 30th October 2022

Explore the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.

Find out about Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life on What's On Edinburgh
Summer by the Sea!

Summer by the Sea!

1st July 2022 - 31st August 2022

Come and discover the UK’s Best Attraction (Which? Magazine), The Royal Yacht Britannia this summer!

Find out about Summer by the Sea! on What's On Edinburgh
Spectacular Jousting

Spectacular Jousting

2nd July 2022 - 3rd July 2022

Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances at the annual jousting tournament at Linlithgow Palace on 2nd and 3rd July!

Find out about Spectacular Jousting on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture Series July - Adventures in Banking

Lecture Series July - Adventures in Banking

7th July 2022

Join us at Gladstone's Land on 7th July and take a trip back in time to discover hidden stories of the early days of Bank of Scotland, and its extraordinary Head Office building on the Mound!

Find out about Lecture Series July - Adventures in Banking on What's On Edinburgh
Redcoats in Residence

Redcoats in Residence

9th July 2022

Alan Breck's Regiment bring Jacobite reenactment to Gladstone's Land on 9th July. Reenactors will be in costume and character throughout the museum.

Find out about Redcoats in Residence on What's On Edinburgh
Gladstone’s Land - Guided Tour in British Sign Language (BSL)

Gladstone’s Land - Guided Tour in British Sign Language (BSL)

Selected dates between 10th July 2022 - 18th August 2022

Join us for the pilot tour of our British Sign Language (BSL) tour at Gladstone's Land!

Jubilee Jive Late

Jubilee Jive Late

15th July 2022

With performances, activities, short talks and more, celebrate a Platinum Jubilee Party at the home of Scottish Royalty this summer! Fifties frocks and fashions encouraged.

Find out about Jubilee Jive Late on What's On Edinburgh
Bone Handling Workshop for Adults

Bone Handling Workshop for Adults

16th July 2022

This interactive workshop at Surgeons Hall Museums on 16th July explores the wonders of the human skeleton.

Find out about Bone Handling Workshop for Adults on What's On Edinburgh
Sextorical Lectures - Seduction, Scotland & the Law: A Special Relationship

Sextorical Lectures - Seduction, Scotland & the Law: A Special Relationship

29th July 2022

Join Clement Knox, author of Strange Antics: A History of Seduction to find out more about seduction in 18th-century Scotland!

The Spirit of Elsie Inglis at The Georgian House

The Spirit of Elsie Inglis at The Georgian House

29th July 2022

Join us at The Georgian House for an evening with Fiona Garwood, a founding member of the #statueforelsie campaign, to commemorate the life and work of Dr Elsie Inglis.

Find out about The Spirit of Elsie Inglis at The Georgian House on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture Series August - Macbeth: A Usurper’s Fate

Lecture Series August - Macbeth: A Usurper’s Fate

4th August 2022

Historian Elizabeth Cory Lopez will delve into the roots of Macbeth, son of Findlay, and what his life, culture, reign and mythical legacy can tell us about the evolution of Scotland as a nation.

Find out about Lecture Series August - Macbeth: A Usurper’s Fate on What's On Edinburgh
BSL Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

BSL Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

6th August 2022

Join us at Surgeons Hall Museums on our inaugural BSL walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town on 6th August!

Celtic Crag

Celtic Crag

4th September 2022

Join a Ranger for a guided walk and discover the story of the Park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day.

Find out about Celtic Crag on What's On Edinburgh
Two Houses and a Castle Walk

Two Houses and a Castle Walk

25th September 2022

Explore the links between three of West Lothian's historic properties on a Ranger-led guided walk between Hopetoun House, Blackness Castle and House of the Binns!

Find out about Two Houses and a Castle Walk on What's On Edinburgh
Ron O’Donnell - Edinburgh: A Lost World

Ron O’Donnell - Edinburgh: A Lost World

19th November 2022 - 5th March 2023

This exhibition displays a selection of photographs of forgotten Edinburgh interiors by Scottish artist Ron O’Donnell, documenting the dramatic shifts taken place in the capital over the years.

Find out about Ron O’Donnell - Edinburgh: A Lost World on What's On Edinburgh
Auld Reekie Retold

Auld Reekie Retold

3rd December 2022 - 19th February 2023

This exhibition at the City Art Centre marks the culmination of Auld Reekie Retold, the largest collections inventory project ever undertaken in the organisation’s history.

Find out about Auld Reekie Retold on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Glasgow - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022

Have fun discovering Glasgow with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt courtesy of Curious About!

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 5th January 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Join a Historic Tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!

Find out about Historic Tours of Glasgow University on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Selected dates between 8th January 2022 - 31st December 2022

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis run regular friendly and informal walking tours of the Glasgow Necropolis!

Find out about Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

2nd February 2022 - 20th December 2022

This is a 1.5 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!

Find out about Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Central Station Tours

Glasgow Central Station Tours

7th February 2022 - 31st December 2022

Glasgow Central Tours offer you the chance to explore behind the scenes of Glasgow's most iconic and busiest landmarks, Central Station!

Find out about Glasgow Central Station Tours on What's On Glasgow
Discover West End Walking Tour

Discover West End Walking Tour

Selected dates between 6th April 2022 - 1st September 2022

Discover Glasgow's West End - let this fun and informal walking tour help you explore the best of the West End!

Find out about Discover West End Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Selected dates between 16th April 2022 - 24th September 2022

Get under the skin of Glasgow's vibrant music scene with this entertaining, guided walking tour of Merchant City and the East End from Glasgow Music City Tours!

Find out about Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Guided Tours

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Guided Tours

Selected dates between 16th April 2022 - 17th July 2022

On selected dates Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust are opening Bridgeton Garage for pre-booked guided tours!

Find out about Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Guided Tours on What's On Glasgow
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 20th April 2022 - 21st December 2022

Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!

Find out about Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC on What's On Glasgow
Theatre Royal Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

Theatre Royal Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

Selected dates between 23rd April 2022 - 26th November 2022

This exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal Glasgow is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before and grab some historical facts along the way!

Find out about Theatre Royal Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour on What's On Glasgow
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Selected dates between 7th May 2022 - 10th September 2022

Join Walking Tours in Glasgow to explore the streets of Mackintosh's home city to experience and witness his lasting legacy!

Find out about Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Hope Floats - Skylark IX

Hope Floats - Skylark IX

7th May 2022 - 31st December 2022

Hope Floats is a travelling exhibition which reveals the twisting story of 'Dunkirk Little Ship' Skylark IX.

Find out about Hope Floats - Skylark IX on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 8th May 2022 - 4th September 2022

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opens its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on selected Sundays throughout the year!

Find out about Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays on What's On Glasgow
Fantasy to Fabrication: 19th Century Design Exhibition at Mount Stuart

Fantasy to Fabrication: 19th Century Design Exhibition at Mount Stuart

25th May 2022 - 30th October 2022

Journey from sketchbook to finished object in Mount Stuart's exhibition of Victorian decorative art, displayed alongside original design drawings from the Bute Collection.

King’s Theatre Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

King’s Theatre Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

Selected dates between 28th May 2022 - 29th October 2022

This exceptional insight into the King's Theatre Glasgow is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before and grab some historical facts along the way!

Find out about King’s Theatre Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour on What's On Glasgow
Gothic Glasgow

Gothic Glasgow

Selected dates between 1st June 2022 - 31st December 2022

Join Gothic Glasgow's sinister host Vincent (The Man in the Hat), for a unique evening walking tour uncovering Glasgow's ghostly, strange, supernatural, creepy history!

Find out about Gothic Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

3rd September 2022 - 4th September 2022

Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September 2022!

Find out about Clydebuilt Festival on What's On Glasgow
GVVT Annual Open Weekend

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

8th October 2022 - 9th October 2022

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2022 on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October!

Find out about GVVT Annual Open Weekend on What's On Glasgow
Spirits of the Tenements

Spirits of the Tenements

13th October 2022 - 14th October 2022

Go back to late Victorian Glasgow for a special evening at the Tenement House with a performance from Cara Hamilton in the gas-lit parlour!

Find out about Spirits of the Tenements on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 1st May 2022 - 20th November 2022

Take a tour of one of the finest private tombs in the country and the town's most striking historic landmark, Hamilton Mausoleum.

Find out about Hamilton Mausoleum Tour on What's On Lanarkshire
Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

30th June 2022 - 23rd October 2022

This colourful exhibition at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life showcases artefacts from Scotland's largest cinema collection!

Find out about Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland on What's On Lanarkshire
The Glasgow Boys in Biggar

The Glasgow Boys in Biggar

8th July 2022 - 25th September 2022

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum are delighted to host an exhibition of paintings by The Glasgow Boys between the 8th July and 25th September!

Find out about The Glasgow Boys in Biggar on What's On Lanarkshire
Habitats and History at RSPB Baron’s Haugh

Habitats and History at RSPB Baron’s Haugh

19th November 2022

RSPB Baron's Haugh is a brilliant place for wildlife, but did you know it also has a fascinating history? Join this guided walk and hear about its historical delights!

Find out about Habitats and History at RSPB Baron’s Haugh on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Selected dates between 1st April 2022 - 30th September 2022

The Sma' Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history!

Find out about Sma’ Shot Cottages on What's On Renfrewshire
Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

2nd July 2022

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 2nd July!

Find out about Sma’ Shot Day on What's On Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire Archaeology Course

Renfrewshire Archaeology Course

13th July 2022

Join The Urban Historian for their Renfrewshire Archaeology Course and look at the early history of the county of Renfrew through its surviving archaeology!

Find out about Renfrewshire Archaeology Course on What's On Renfrewshire
Guided Tour: Castle Semple Country Park

Guided Tour: Castle Semple Country Park

24th July 2022

Join one of the Clyde Muirshiel rangers for a guided historical tour of Castle Semple Country Park on Sunday 24th July!

Find out about Guided Tour: Castle Semple Country Park on What's On Renfrewshire
An African American In Paisley

An African American In Paisley

25th July 2022

Join Paisley Darkside Historical Walking Tours on 25th July as they take a look at the life of the Paisley silk weaver Peter Burnet.

Find out about An African American In Paisley on What's On Renfrewshire
Guided Tour: Muirshiel Country Park

Guided Tour: Muirshiel Country Park

21st August 2022

Join one of the Clyde Muirshiel rangers for a guided historical tour of Muirshiel Country Park on Sunday 21st August!

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