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

Remembering Empire

Remembering Empire

21st November 2019 - 1st October 2020
Online Event Stirling

Are you interested in recent history? Researchers in French studies at the University of Stirling have launched a new free online course called ‘Remembering Empire' and it's open to everyone.
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Stirling Ghostwalk

Stirling Ghostwalk

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 29th August 2020

Join Stirling Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul, the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin, on a creepy, comic guided ghostwalk!
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August Anniversary Dates at The National Wallace Monument - CANCELLED

August Anniversary Dates at The National Wallace Monument - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 5th August 2020 - 23rd August 2020

Come along to some special presentations at The Wallace Monument to mark important anniversaries in Wallace's life.
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Relaxed Visiting Hours - CANCELLED

Relaxed Visiting Hours - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 8th August 2020 - 14th November 2020

Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.
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Tales from the Battlefield - CANCELLED

Tales from the Battlefield - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 8th August 2020 - 27th September 2020

Be transported back to one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish History as you listen to costumed actors performing Tales from the Battlefield.
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Weapons Demonstrations - CANCELLED

Weapons Demonstrations - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 12th August 2020 - 13th September 2020

Our costumed historian will help to bring history to life with his array of weapons and facinating stories, helping you discover how the people and invaders of Scotland made and used weapons.
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Guided Building Tours - CANCELLED

Guided Building Tours - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 15th August 2020 - 5th December 2020

Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
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Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 19th August 2020 - 21st February 2021

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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A Battle Won - CANCELLED

A Battle Won - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 11th September 2020

Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
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British Sign Language Tours at Stirling Castle - CANCELLED

British Sign Language Tours at Stirling Castle - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 26th September 2020

Explore Stirling Castle with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
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British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed - CANCELLED

British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 26th September 2020

Explore The Engine Shed with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020

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

Find out about Curious About Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh
Harnessing the Power of Water - CANCELLED

Harnessing the Power of Water - CANCELLED

7th April 2020 - 25th September 2020

In Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters, join us for a new exhibition at John Sinclair House where we showcase fantastic material from the HES archives.

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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 1st August 2020 - 1st November 2020

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

Legends of the Abbey

Legends of the Abbey

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

In these socially distanced talks, discover some of the fascinating stories behind the famous and not-so-famous figures memorialised in the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.

Find out about Legends of the Abbey on What's On Edinburgh
The Story of the Gardens

The Story of the Gardens

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

The Palace gardens are a place of both beauty and history. Find out how the gardens have evolved across the centuries in these talks during August.

Find out about The Story of the Gardens on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Amble - CANCELLED

Arthur’s Amble - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 5th August 2020 - 26th August 2020

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.

Find out about Arthur’s Amble - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Adventure - CANCELLED

Arthur’s Adventure - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 8th August 2020 - 29th August 2020

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 - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Secrets - CANCELLED

Arthur’s Secrets - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 11th August 2020 - 25th August 2020

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 - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Cause for Complaint: Men’s Sexual Health in Early Modern England

Cause for Complaint: Men’s Sexual Health in Early Modern England

19th August 2020

This online talk, given by Dr Jennifer Evans, investigates how men's sexual, reproductive, and genitourinary conditions were understood in early modern England.

Ranger-led Grounds Walk - CANCELLED

Ranger-led Grounds Walk - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 22nd August 2020 - 26th September 2020

This ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun's designed landscape.

Find out about Ranger-led Grounds Walk - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Celtic Crag - CANCELLED

Celtic Crag - CANCELLED

5th September 2020

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 - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - CANCELLED

The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - CANCELLED

6th September 2020

Victorian developments had a major impact on Holyrood Park. Join us on a guided walk to discover more about these and the ideas behind them.

Find out about The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Road to Defeat: Cope’s Last March - Zoom lecture

Road to Defeat: Cope’s Last March - Zoom lecture

8th September 2020

Follow the final leg of the British army's march to Prestonpans, examining the route taken and the events which occurred along the way.

Find out about Road to Defeat: Cope’s Last March - Zoom lecture on What's On Edinburgh
The Fall of Edinburgh 1745: online talk via Zoom

The Fall of Edinburgh 1745: online talk via Zoom

16th September 2020

Join historian Dr Arran Johnston as he explores the events which led up to the capture of the capital city, an event which paved the way for the Battle of Prestonpans just a few days later.

Find out about The Fall of Edinburgh 1745: online talk via Zoom on What's On Edinburgh
1745 Conference 2020

1745 Conference 2020

19th September 2020

Helion and Company Publishing are proud to announce a special extra From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815 Conference organised in conjunction with the Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust.

Find out about 1745 Conference 2020 on What's On Edinburgh
British Sign Language Tours - CANCELLED

British Sign Language Tours - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 19th September 2020

Explore Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh's Deaf history with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.

Find out about British Sign Language Tours - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Parkaeology - CANCELLED

Parkaeology - CANCELLED

19th September 2020 - 20th September 2020

Celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month and drop in to our parkaeology event in Holyrood Park on 19th & 20th September!

Find out about Parkaeology - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
275th Anniversary - Family Activity Day

275th Anniversary - Family Activity Day

20th September 2020

Join the Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust for a day of activities and presentations to mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Prestonpans!

Find out about 275th Anniversary - Family Activity Day on What's On Edinburgh
Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch - CANCELLED

Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch - CANCELLED

20th September 2020

Join Historic Scotland and friends from the Scottish Crannog Centre as we journey back in time 2,500 years and learn about the crannogs that were built on Linlithgow Loch!

Find out about Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
Doors Open Days: Trinity House - CANCELLED

Doors Open Days: Trinity House - CANCELLED

26th September 2020 - 27th September 2020

As part of Edinburgh Doors Open Day Trinity House will be opening its doors and welcoming you to this wonderful gem of Leith.

Find out about Doors Open Days: Trinity House - CANCELLED on What's On Edinburgh
British Sign Language Tours at Linlithgow Palace - CANCELLED

British Sign Language Tours at Linlithgow Palace - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 10th October 2020

Explore Linlithgow Palace with Deaf historian John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.

Gun Salutes

Gun Salutes

Selected dates between 14th November 2020

Join us at Edinburgh Castle for a number of gun salutes throughout the year. Each gun salute, unless otherwise stated, takes place at 12 noon.

Find out about Gun Salutes on What's On Edinburgh
Wine and War Masterclass

Wine and War Masterclass

9th December 2020

Back by popular demand, join Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown on Thursday 18th June for a fun evening of history and wine!

Find out about Wine and War Masterclass on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Going Dutch: The Painting Collection at Hill of Tarvit

Going Dutch: The Painting Collection at Hill of Tarvit

Selected dates between 28th August 2020

Join our curator and one of our specialist guides for an interesting two hour talk and tour of Hill of Tarvit’s painting treasures.

Regent of the Reformation - CANCELLED

Regent of the Reformation - CANCELLED

29th August 2020 - 30th August 2020

Meet men at arms and join the Renaissance court at Aberdour Castle as you hear them discuss politics of the day and show arms and armour of the period.

Find out about Regent of the Reformation - CANCELLED on What's On Fife
Scotland’s Coasts

Scotland’s Coasts

5th December 2020 - 28th February 2021

This exhibition, drawn from Historic Environment Scotland's archives, explores Scotland's relationship to the sea and its impact on everyday life.

Find out about Scotland’s Coasts on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Find out about Curious About Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

1st August 2020 - 13th December 2020

This is a 2.5-3 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
Merchant City Music Past and Present

Merchant City Music Past and Present

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 31st October 2020

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 Merchant City Music Past and Present on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Central Station Tours

Glasgow Central Station Tours

1st September 2020 - 20th December 2020

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
Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 1st September 2020 - 20th December 2020

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
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

Selected dates between 5th September 2020 - 19th December 2020

The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!

Find out about The Lighthouse Building Tours on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Selected dates between 6th September 2020 - 27th December 2020

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 Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays - POSTPONED

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 6th September 2020

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 - POSTPONED on What's On Glasgow
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

19th September 2020 - 20th September 2020

Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2020!

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

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

10th October 2020 - 11th October 2020

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2020 on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October!

Find out about GVVT Annual Open Weekend on What's On Glasgow
Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

28th August 2021 - 5th September 2021

The 2021 Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire, marking the 1263 Battle of Largs, will be held between the 28th August and 5th September!

Find out about Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Tenement Through Time

Tenement Through Time

27th March 2020 - 31st December 2020

Tenement Through Time is a new, innovative and interactive exhibition which explores tenement life in New Lanark between 1881-1971!

Find out about Tenement Through Time on What's On Lanarkshire
Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 6th September 2020 - 1st November 2020

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

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Selected dates between 1st September 2020 - 22nd December 2020

Built in the 12th century and steeped in history, Paisley Abbey is a fascinating building to visit, find out more on one of the regular guided tours!

Find out about Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey on What's On Renfrewshire

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Popular Events

Portraits in Acrylic
Learn the basics of painting portraits, including proportion, mixing skin tones, and layering acrylic paint in this workshop on 15th August at Made in Stirling!
Stirling Gin Festival 2020
Central Scotland’s first, biggest and best Gin Festival is returning for it's 7th year and held again at The Golden Lion Hotel on 7th November!
Stirling Market and Car Boot
From food to sweets and treasures to junk, Stirling Market is open every Sunday regardless of the weather!
The Crafters Roadshow - The Thistles Stirling
Shop from the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Thistles, Stirling.
Stirling Business Month: The Wellbeing Economy & Community Wealth Building
Join STEP Scotland and the FSB for an inspiring and eye-opening discussion that will challenge the outdated ideas of ‘business as usual.'

Popular Venues

Macrobert Arts Centre Stirling Castle The Albert Halls Stirling The National Wallace Monument Tolbooth Stirling