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20 May 2022

Felix Yaniewicz: music and migration in Georgian Edinburgh

Visitors exploring Edinburgh’s New Town may find themselves walking past 84 Great King St, and discover the inscription, ‘Felix Yaniewicz, Polish composer and musician, co-founder of First Edinburgh Music Festival, lived and died here 1823–1848’.

13 May 2022

Love Scotland podcast

Hosted by former BBC Reporting Scotland anchor Jackie Bird, each episode tells some of the thrilling stories behind the Trust’s people and places, showcasing how everything we do is for the love of Scotland.

13 May 2022

Generations of wallpaper at Moirlanich Longhouse

Discover a world of wallpaper at Moirlanich Longhouse. The many layers of pattern in this tiny cottage record the popularity and practicality of wall coverings across several generations.

The Thistle – Scotland’s national flower

The thistle is the flower of Scotland and one of its most recognisable symbols. Since King Alexander III, it has been Scotland’s national emblem.

4 May 2022

The Book of Kells

Iona, a tiny island in the Inner Hebrides, has been a sanctuary for Celtic Christianity for hundreds of years. It’s also where an incredible piece of religious history, the Book of Kells, was most likely created.

27 Apr 2022

Historical gender and class inequalities at the Hill House

Our Visitor Services Assistant at the Hill House takes a look at how social class affected the women associated with this iconic building.

15 Apr 2022

From the edge of the world 2022 – part 2

Our St Kilda archaeologist embarks on the winter damage assessment and makes some interesting new discoveries on the island.

11 Apr 2022

War Stories of Culloden: a series of short talks

Enjoy nine short talks from experts about the Battle of Culloden and its effects on Scotland’s social history.

11 Apr 2022

Culloden Commemoration films

Enjoy a series of talks from eminent archaeologists, authors, historians and more about the effects of Culloden on society, both then and now.