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History events in Stirling

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Events in Stirling

Stirling Ghostwalk

5th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

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

10th February 2024 - 27th October 2024

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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Deep Roots Gathering

19th April 2024 - 21st April 2024

Don't miss this immersive 3 days of (re)connecting with Gaelic culture, landbased roots, practices and ways of being at Cardross Estate from April 19th to 21st!

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Talks at The Smith: Highlights: The Smith’s Collection at 150

24th April 2024

In this special talk to celebrate The Smith’s 150th birthday in 2024, we have a delightful two-hander, sharing the views of the professionals.

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Don Roberto & Scotland: International Perspectives

11th May 2024 - 12th May 2024

Enjoy a day of talks celebrating the life, travels and vision of Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham at The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum!

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Talks at The Smith: The Stirling Heads

29th May 2024

Dr Rush, a consultant during the restoration of the royal palace at Stirling Castle, introduces the cast of characters depicted in the Stirling Heads.

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Stirling 900: A Snapshot Exhibition

1st June 2024 - 6th July 2024

Stirling 900: A Snapshot celebrates the 900th anniversary of the Royal Burgh of Stirling through the art of continuing GOSSIP members.

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Talks at The Smith: Sherlock, Darcy and friends revisited

26th June 2024

Jo Ross-Barrett revisits characters from classic fiction and applies the lens of what we know now to their experiences and behaviours.

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History Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Fire and Brimstone

Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Fire and Brimstone

2nd May 2024

Led by Dr. Stuart Nisbet as well as looking at Giffnock's Sandstone Quarries, this walk will tell the story of the hundreds of miners who worked coal from under much of Giffnock.

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Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Mines and Mysteries

Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Mines and Mysteries

9th May 2024

Led by Dr. Stuart Nisbet this heritage walk will tell the story of how Giffnock's limestone and fireclay were quarried.

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Heritage Talk: Time Travel Under My Floorboards - Vikings To Victorians

Heritage Talk: Time Travel Under My Floorboards - Vikings To Victorians

8th May 2024

Join Paul Noble on a time travelling journey from the vikings to the Victorians from objects he discovered in the crawl space under his house!

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History Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

An Evening with Surgeons’ Hall

An Evening with Surgeons’ Hall

17th May 2024

Join us for this unique, adult only, after hours event in the historic Museum and Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on 17th May!

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Treasures: Byron’s life in letters

Treasures: Byron’s life in letters

24th April 2024

Discover more about Lord Byron through the life and letters of the Romantic poet at this talk on 24th April at the National Library of Scotland!

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Lunch Time Talk- Asbestos From Magic Mineral to Deathly Dust

Lunch Time Talk- Asbestos From Magic Mineral to Deathly Dust

6th May 2024

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums Research Fellow Professor Ken Donaldson as he discusses Asbestos in this bite sized talk on 6th May!

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History Events in Fife

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Arts Lecture - The Story of Jewellery in Scotland by Clare Blatherwick

Arts Lecture - The Story of Jewellery in Scotland by Clare Blatherwick

14th May 2024

The Arts Society Fife's art lecture on 14th May looks at the jewels of a nation and those in public and private collections, and in potrtais.

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43rd Festival of Historic Transport

43rd Festival of Historic Transport

16th June 2024

The 43rd Festival of Historic Transport is taking place at The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum on Sunday 16th June!

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St Andrews Memories

St Andrews Memories

Selected dates between 25th January 2024 - 3rd December 2024

Drop in to The R & A World Golf Museum and have a chat whilst looking at photographs, objects and film footage from our collections!

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History Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 5th January 2024 - 15th December 2024

Join a historic walking tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!

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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

13th January 2024 - 15th December 2024

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!

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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 7th April 2024 - 1st September 2024

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

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History Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 10th February 2024 - 23rd November 2024

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

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BygoneCon

BygoneCon

11th May 2024

BygoneCon, South Lanarkshire's annual Heritage and Local History Convention, returns to Hamilton Town House Library on Saturday 11th May.

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Music In The Museum: Strike! - An Evening of Poetry and Song Reflecting on the 1984 Miners’ Strike

Music In The Museum: Strike! - An Evening of Poetry and Song Reflecting on the 1984 Miners’ Strike

19th July 2024

Step into the heart of history and journey back 40 years to the tumultuous 1984 Miners' Strike at Summerlee Museum's Music In The Museum event!

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History Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024

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!

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Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2024

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 6th July!

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Events in Other Areas

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

28th December 2023 - 31st October 2024

Prestwick Airport, just 30 miles south west of Glasgow has had a colourful history since aviation activity was first recorded over 110 years ago in 1913, find out more on one of these walking tours!

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Highlight Talks

Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 3rd April 2024 - 26th June 2024

On selected days throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

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Popular Events

New Falkirk Stadium Car Boot Sale
Come and visit Falkirk Stadium Car Boot Sale, the biggest and best car boot sale in the region, every Sunday - weather permitting.... all welcome!
Half-day Foraging Instruction - Mugdock Country Park
This half day guided session will improve your connection with wilder places by introducing and developing the skills needed to forage for edible and medicinal plants and fungi.
An ABBA Dream
An Abba Dream, one of Scotland's top Abba tributes, are coming to The Albert Halls Stirling on Saturday 14th December!
Kris Drever
Don't miss multiple award winning Scottish folk singer songwriter Kris Drever when he returns to the Tolbooth Stirling on Saturday 19th June!
Psychic Supper
Join us at Inglewood House and Spa on 17th May for a wonderful evening of mediumship with international spiritualist Anne Clarke!

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