History And Heritage

East Renfrewshire's chock-full of historical interest, with a wealth of heritage. Join a local group to discover just what went on in its deep and distant past.

East Renfrewshire U3A
East Renfrewshire U3A

Fairweather Hall Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns G77 6BB

East Renfrewshire U3A was launched in 2008 and now has around 400 members. Membership is open to people living in East Renfrewshire and the surrounding areas.

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Mearns History Group
Mearns History Group

Fairweather Hall Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns G77 6BB

Mearns History Group was founded in 1999 for people interested in Newton Mearns, its history and heritage. We meet monthly when guest speakers give illustrated...

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National Trust Eastwood and District Members Centre
National Trust Eastwood and District Members Centre

Clarkston Halls Clarkston Road, Clarkston G76 8NE

The Eastwood and District Members' Centre of the National Trust for Scotland draws its membership mainly from the southern suburbs of Glasgow and parts...

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History And Heritage in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Auld Toun Walking Tours
Auld Toun Walking Tours

Auld Toun Walking Tours , Edinburgh Old Town

Discover the people behind Edinburgh’s stories with walking tours of Edinburgh’s UNESCO Heritage Listed Old Town.

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Calton Hill
Calton Hill

NA NA, Edinburgh New Town EH7 5AA

Calton Hill is a hill in central Edinburgh, just to the east of the New Town and is included in the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site.It offers some of...

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Curious About Edinburgh
Curious About Edinburgh

, Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt... buy or instantly download & get curious!

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House of the Binns
House of the Binns

House Of The Binns Binns View, Linlithgow EH49 7NA

Set in beautifully landscaped parkland overlooking the River Forth, this fascinating laird’s house near Linlithgow has been the home of the Dalyells for over 400 years.

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Linlithgow Museum
Linlithgow Museum

Linlithgow Partnership Centre 93 High Street , Linlithgow EH49 7EZ

A free museum, perfect for locals and visitors alike. Find out about our Royal connections, the trades of the town, the ordinary - and extra-ordinary! - people.

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Museum of Childhood Edinburgh
Museum of Childhood Edinburgh

42 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1TG

The Museum of Childhood has a place in the hearts of millions. The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of childhood, it displays toys and...

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National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF

Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National...

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National War Museum
National War Museum

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG

The National War Museum is housed in Edinburgh, and forms part of National Museums Scotland. It is located within Edinburgh Castle, and admission is included...

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Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument

32 Calton Hill, Edinburgh New Town EH7 5AA

The Nelson Monument was built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Weather permitting, the Trafalgar flag signal...

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Newhailes House and Gardens
Newhailes House and Gardens

NA Newhailes Road EH21 6RY , Musselburgh EH21 6RY

Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and carefully conserved neo-Palladian villa.

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Prestongrange Museum
Prestongrange Museum

NA Morrisons Haven, Prestonpans EH32 9RX

Prestongrange is a free open- air museum, that tells 700 years of industrial heritage history. Family friendly, with lots to see and do!

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Traquair House
Traquair House

Traquair House , Innerleithen EH44 6PW

Traquair is a unique piece of living history welcoming visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the house, extensive grounds, maze, craft workshops, Garden Cafe and the famous Brewery!

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History And Heritage in Fife

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL

State of the art interactive displays, weaving demonstrations,temporary exhibitions, children’s activities, a delightful café & garden, museum shop and a unique events space.

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Museum Of Communication
Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA

One of Scotland's only museums of communication, with a regular programme of exhibitions and events.

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St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle The Scores , St Andrews KY16 9AR

St Andrews Castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison during its 450-year history.

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History And Heritage in Glasgow

Glasgow Archaeological Society
Glasgow Archaeological Society

, Various Locations Glasgow

For over 155 years, the Glasgow Archaeological Society has been fostering public awareness of the importance of archaeology in increasing our understanding...

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History And Heritage in Lanarkshire

Lanarkshire Family History Society
Lanarkshire Family History Society

Merry Street, Motherwell ML1 1RU

Lanarkshire Family History Society is a charitable organization which encourages the research of genealogy and general interests of Lanarkshire.The object...

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History And Heritage in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Kilted Cousins Family Trees
Kilted Cousins Family Trees

68 Haining Road, Renfrew PA4 0AH

Kilted Cousins Family Trees is a highly professional family business, offering a bespoke and personalised Scottish family history research service. What...

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Renfrewshire Family History Society
Renfrewshire Family History Society

Paisley Museum , Paisley PA1

Renfrewshire Family History Society was founded in March 1999 and has Charitable status. It exists to promote the study of Family History, based on the...

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Renfrewshire History
Renfrewshire History

36 Moorhouse Avenue, Paisley PA

Renfrewshire as we know it today is much smaller than it was in the past.  In the context of history “Renfrewshire” refers to the Old County of...

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History And Heritage in Stirling and Falkirk

Cambuskenneth Abbey
Cambuskenneth Abbey

Cambuskenneth Abbey Cambuskenneth Village, Stirling FK9 5NH

Originally known as the Abbey of St Mary or the Abbey of Stirling, Cambuskenneth Abbey rapidly gathered considerable wealth and influence because of its...

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Church of the Holy Rude
Church of the Holy Rude

Church of the Holy Rude St John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED

Founded in 12th century, the Church of the Holy Rude is the second oldest building in Stirling.The church occupies a magnificent location on the shoulder...

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Dunblane Cathedral
Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ

Dunblane Cathedral is the larger of the two Church of Scotland parish churches serving Dunblane, near the city of Stirling, in central Scotland.It dates...

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Friends of the Stirling Smith
Friends of the Stirling Smith

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ

The Friends of the Smith exist to support the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling, a treasure house of Stirling's history and art, with...

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The Battle of Bannockburn
The Battle of Bannockburn

Bannockburn Glasgow Road, Stirling FK7 0LJ

Built in 2014, our award-winning visitor centre is inspired by traditional Scottish architecture and is a welcoming and accommodating venue for all ages...

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Popular Events

Weeknight Social Rides
This Summer, join the NDT Cycling team for a Weeknight Social Ride on Wednesday evenings from Rouken Glen Park!
Annual Bulb Fair
The annual bulb fair returns to Greenbank Garden on September 21st and 22nd with a large selection of bulbs to purchase!
Giffnock Beer Festival
The annual Giffnock Beer Festival returns for a fifth year to GHA Rugby Club on Saturday the 24th August!
Pantaloons present Sense & Sensibility
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons return to Greenbank Garden, Clarkston with their latest outdoor theatre performance, a funny, fast-paced and faithful new adaptation of Sense & Sensibility!
The Gincident
Come along to Bar Bibi for a gin tasting event on Friday 23rd August and sample four premium gins complemented with a selection of sharing dishes!

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