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

Selected dates between 2nd July 2021 - 28th August 2021

Join Stirling Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul, the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin, on a creepy, comic guided ghostwalk!
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Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself?

Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself?

26th February 2022

It is time to meet the common folk as Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver turn the spotlight on those who gave their all for the Britain, we know today.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Cathcart Cemetery Summer Tour Programme

Cathcart Cemetery Summer Tour Programme

Selected dates between 4th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

Join the Friends of Cathcart Cemetery for a tour of this magnificent late Victorian Garden Cemetery in the Southside of Glasgow!

Find out about Cathcart Cemetery Summer Tour Programme on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

26th April 2021 - 30th August 2021

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first-ever major retrospective of his work.

Find out about Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! on What's On Edinburgh
Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

14th May 2021 - 31st October 2021

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

Gun Salutes

Gun Salutes

Selected dates between 21st May 2021 - 15th November 2021

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
Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 18th September 2021

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

Find out about Hopetoun Grounds Walk on What's On Edinburgh
Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

1st July 2021 - 30th July 2021

Pick up your copy of this family trail and use it to become an art detective and explore the Palace, discovering details and hidden histories in the portraits on display.

Find out about Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace on What's On Edinburgh
A Summer To Remember - Bobby’s Heritage Trail

A Summer To Remember - Bobby’s Heritage Trail

13th July 2021 - 31st August 2021

Looking for free fun activities for children over the summer holidays? Come along to 'A Summer to Remember' at The Wee Museum of Memory in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh!

Find out about A Summer To Remember - Bobby’s Heritage Trail on What's On Edinburgh
Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History

Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History

23rd July 2021 - 10th November 2021

Do you want to explore Edinburgh's top sights in one evening AND discover gruesome secrets about the city that Scotland would rather keep hidden? Well then, this is the tour for your!

Find out about Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History on What's On Edinburgh
Digital Lecture: Playing Cricket with the Nabis: Charles H. Mackie’s French Connections

Digital Lecture: Playing Cricket with the Nabis: Charles H. Mackie’s French Connections

30th July 2021

This lecture given by Belinda Thomson, Honorary Professor in art history at the University of Edinburgh, examines the influences of French Art in the work of Charles H. Mackie.

Jacobite Edinburgh - A Healthy Walk through History

Jacobite Edinburgh - A Healthy Walk through History

5th August 2021 - 7th August 2021

Take a walking tour through time, seeing Edinburgh's Old Town as it was when the Jacobites were there from September 17th to October 31st 1745.

Find out about Jacobite Edinburgh - A Healthy Walk through History on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: A Curious Flowering: The Hydros in Scotland in the 19th Century

Lecture: A Curious Flowering: The Hydros in Scotland in the 19th Century

10th August 2021

Join Jane Neil-MacLachlan, writer and novelist under the pen name of Jane Tulloch, for this lecture on Hydropathic institutions in Scotland in the 19th Century!

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Blood Legacies - Confronting our Colonial Past

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Blood Legacies - Confronting our Colonial Past

14th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

This series explores how the West’s traditional narratives around race and colonialism are increasingly agreed to be toxic and unacceptable.

Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day

15th August 2021 - 15th July 2021

Born 250 years ago, Scottish novelist Walter Scott was at one time the most famous writer in the world. Join us on his birthday to celebrate Scott and his connection to the Palace of Holyroodhouse!

Find out about Walter Scott Storytelling Festival Day on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: The Morton Photography Project at the National Trust for Scotland

Lecture: The Morton Photography Project at the National Trust for Scotland

19th August 2021

Dr Antonia Laurence Allen will share collections, stories and projects from properties as diverse as Canna House, Brodie Castle and Tenement House at Lauriston Castle on 19th August.

Digital event: Descriptive tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Digital event: Descriptive tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

21st August 2021

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light exhibition!

Lecture: Earls, Maids, Dames and Gardeners

Lecture: Earls, Maids, Dames and Gardeners

24th August 2021

Vicky Garrington shares some key pieces from Edinburgh Museums & Galleries large and important costume collection.

Find out about Lecture: Earls, Maids, Dames and Gardeners on What's On Edinburgh
Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

28th August 2021

Join us for a day full of activities, for all ages to enjoy, inspired by the garden at The Palace of Holyroodhouse!

Find out about Family Festival: Summer Garden Party on What's On Edinburgh
Costumed Performance: A Fairley Interesting Look at Lauriston

Costumed Performance: A Fairley Interesting Look at Lauriston

5th September 2021

It’s the year 1923. Join Mrs Reid, her housekeeper Mrs Mackay and her steward and friend, John Fairleyus as they reflect on the many interesting people connected with the house and estate!

Lecture: Heroines of the Canongate: Women as Urban and Social Reformers in the Edwardian Old Town

Lecture: Heroines of the Canongate: Women as Urban and Social Reformers in the Edwardian Old Town

8th September 2021

This talk offers a different account of urban reform in Edwardian Edinburgh. It explores the many people who worked together to change the living conditions of the communities in the city’s Old Town

Lecture: Enlightened Golfers

Lecture: Enlightened Golfers

10th September 2021

This talk given by Jim Scanlon, a member of Leith local history society and Leith Rules Golf Society, will explore the variety of notable people who have played golf on Leith Links.

Find out about Lecture: Enlightened Golfers on What's On Edinburgh
Scots at War at the Castle

Scots at War at the Castle

11th September 2021

Join Scots at War for an interactive family experience where you can join Scotland's army of yesterday- today!

Find out about Scots at War at the Castle on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: Charles Hodge Mackie and the Celtic Revival in Scotland and France

Lecture: Charles Hodge Mackie and the Celtic Revival in Scotland and France

17th September 2021

This lecture explores the influence of both Scottish and French art on Charles Mackie through a consideration of the work he produced in the 1890s.

Burns V McGonagall: An evening with Scotland’s best poet and arguably the worst!

Burns V McGonagall: An evening with Scotland’s best poet and arguably the worst!

24th September 2021

William McGonagall has long been regarded as ‘the worst poet in the history of the English language’. Join Scots actor Jock Ferguson for an evening of anecdotes and stories and a wee dram in betwe

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

5th October 2021

This lecture given by Laragh Quinney will consider how Leith has been depicted on maps from the 16th century to the present day.

Find out about Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: A Guid Cause Maks a Strong Arm

Lecture: A Guid Cause Maks a Strong Arm

7th October 2021

This talk explores the ‘gists, the ‘gettes and the fight for female emancipation, viewed by some as a campaign and by others as a war.

Find out about Lecture: A Guid Cause Maks a Strong Arm on What's On Edinburgh
Curator’s Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Curator’s Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

8th October 2021

Join Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, for a tour of the exhibition Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light!

Find out about Curator’s Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light on What's On Edinburgh
Dan Snow’s History Hit

Dan Snow’s History Hit

21st October 2021

Dan Snow brings his award-winning, chart-topping podcast and online TV channel 'History Hit' live to The Queen's Hall.

Find out about Dan Snow’s History Hit on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

27th October 2021

This talk by Dr Antonia Laurence Allen is about Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel and illustrates how Hornel’s travels and use of photographs influenced his artistic practice.

Find out about Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: Leith 2020: A Photographic Walk Through Time

Lecture: Leith 2020: A Photographic Walk Through Time

2nd November 2021

Fraser Parkinson will illustrate the rich heritage of Leith through photographs, showing the history and changing face of Leith from the mid-1850s to the present day.

Find out about Lecture: Leith 2020: A Photographic Walk Through Time on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

9th November 2021

In 1860 Capt. F.W.L. Thomas sailed to St Kilda to take the first ever photographs of St Kilda. This is the story of the quest to give these St Kildans back their identity and to tell their story.

Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

30th November 2021

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for an exploration of the 19th century Christmas through antique objects, many from her own collection which inspire her intricate etchings.

Find out about Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture: Upstairs, Downstairs: Glamorous gowns to working dress

Lecture: Upstairs, Downstairs: Glamorous gowns to working dress

7th December 2021

Vicky Garrington explores a variety of historic dress from a much-mended maid’s uniform of the early 20th century to a sumptuous 18th century silk dress scattered with tulips.

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

19th December 2021

Join us for a special Christmas Tour at Lauriston Castle specifically designed for visually impaired visitors.

Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself?

Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself?

3rd April 2022

It is time to meet the common folk as Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver turn the spotlight on those who gave their all for the Britain, we know today.

Events in Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2021

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

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

This is a 1.5 - 2 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
Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 27th April 2021 - 23rd December 2021

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 Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Selected dates between 1st May 2021 - 11th September 2021

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
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 30th October 2021

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
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 4th July 2021 - 5th September 2021

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
Growing Up In A House Like Pollok

Growing Up In A House Like Pollok

29th July 2021

Step back in time and learn what life was like for the Victorian and Edwardian Children who grew up in houses just like Pollok House!

Find out about Growing Up In A House Like Pollok on What's On Glasgow
Park Walk: A Story of Stone & Ice

Park Walk: A Story of Stone & Ice

1st August 2021

Enjoy a walking tour within the Pollok Estate with one of Pollok House's knowledgeable guides on Sunday 1st August!

Find out about Park Walk: A Story of Stone & Ice on What's On Glasgow
Lairds & Ladies Family Visit

Lairds & Ladies Family Visit

7th August 2021

Join the team at Pollok House to hear about some of the interesting characters who have lived in the house and discover their favourite hobbies!

Find out about Lairds & Ladies Family Visit on What's On Glasgow
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

Selected dates between 7th August 2021 - 18th December 2021

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
Antonine Guided Walk

Antonine Guided Walk

14th August 2021

Did you know that Old Kilpatrick is brimming with history? Join local historian Stuart Forsyth for an afternoon exploring the site of the Roman fort, accompanied by a delicious afternoon tea!

Find out about Antonine Guided Walk 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
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

11th September 2021 - 12th September 2021

Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of September 2021!

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

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

9th October 2021 - 10th October 2021

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2021 on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October!

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

Events in Lanarkshire

Lanark Lanimers: A Wee Look Back!

Lanark Lanimers: A Wee Look Back!

28th May 2021 - 5th September 2021

Learn about the community spirit and passion that surrounds Lanimers at New Lanark's brand new exhibition, Lanark Lanimers: A Wee Look Back!

Find out about Lanark Lanimers: A Wee Look Back! on What's On Lanarkshire
Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail

Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail

29th June 2021 - 30th December 2021

Explore the walking and cycling route between two of South Lanarkshire's historic buildings, enjoying local heritage, whilst benefitting your health and wellbeing!

Find out about Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail on What's On Lanarkshire
David Livingstone Birthplace Opening

David Livingstone Birthplace Opening

28th July 2021

Reopening on July 28th, David Livingstone Birthplace is set in 11 acres of beautiful park land and includes nature trails, the Livingstone and Lion sculpture, and a brand-new play park!

Find out about David Livingstone Birthplace Opening on What's On Lanarkshire
Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show

1st August 2021

Get ready for a day full of family fun when Summerlee Museum's annual Classic Car Show returns on Sunday 1st August!

Find out about Classic Car Show on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990

16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990

30th July 2021

Join Beacon Arts Centre for a special event as Chris Brickley, author of 16 YEARS: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990, discusses the live music experience in Scotland!

Find out about 16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990 on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Other Areas

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