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

NA NA, Edinburgh Old Town NA
We offer historical walking tours of Edinburgh’s UNESCO Heritage Listed Old Town (Auld Toun in Scots). Our tours are tailored for small groups, with...
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...
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

, Various Locations Edinburgh
Explore, Discover & Enjoy Edinburgh with two quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Are you curious about Edinburgh? Looking for an unusual...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Newhailes House and Gardens

Newhailes House and Gardens

NA Newhailes Road EH21 6RY , Musselburgh EH21 6RY
Newhailes brings three centuries of history to life. Originally built in the 17th century, this Palladian house was owned by the influential Dalrymple...
Prestongrange Museum

Prestongrange Museum

NA Morrisons Haven, Prestonpans EH32 9RX
For centuries Prestongrange was a place of intense industrial activity. A harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks have all left their...

History And Heritage in Fife

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL
Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew...
Museum Of Communication

Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA
The Museum has a major collection — over 40 tonnes — of artefacts covering electrostatics, telegraphy, telephony, audio, radio, television and video...
St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle The Scores , St Andrews KY16 9AR
Explore a castle caught in the Protestant Reformation struggle for hearts and minds. St Andrews Castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state...

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...

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...

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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Bannockburn Heritage Centre Glasgow Road, Stirling FK7 0LJ
In June 1314 the history of Scotland as a nation was about to change forever.It was at the Battle of Bannockburn that Robert Bruce, King of Scots, would...

History And Heritage in Other Areas

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