Historic Environment Scotland
Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland were merged in 2015 to create Historic Environment Scotland. They have responsibility for maintaining and running over 360 monuments in its care, about a quarter of which are manned and charge admission entry. These properties have additional features such as guidebooks, books and other resources. Historic Scotland sought to increase the number of events run at its sites, most frequently designed to engage young people with history. Similarly, new museums and visitor centres were opened, notably at Arbroath Abbey and Urquhart Castle.
Photo: Cairnholy – Kirkcudbrightshire