Young history buffs are quids in
New Abbey mill Historic sites in the region are lowering their drawbridges and opening their gates to young people ... for £1.
To celebrate the Year of Young People, Historic Environment Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland and the Historic Houses Association are working with Young Scot to offer the discount to young people who want to explore.
From this week the offer will be available in Dumfries and Galloway for: Caerlaverock Castle; New Abbey Corn Mill; Sweetheart Abbey; and Drumlanrig Castle.
From March 1 it will apply at Broughton House in Kirkcudbright, Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace in Ecclefechan and Threave Garden and Estate.
There are more than 670,000 Young Scot card-holders in Scotland and the card is available for free to all young people living in Scotland aged 11-26. To access the discount, young people just need to present their card when buying their ticket throughout 2018.
The offer follows a recommendation in the Heritage Blueprint report that visiting historic sites was too expensive for some young people.
Mena Kirmani, Heritage Blueprint member, said: “This is a great chance for young Scots in Dumfries and Galloway to explore history and celebrate the Year of Young People. This comes directly from our work on the Heritage Blueprint so it’s amazing to see the sector listening to young people and making our recommendations become reality.” Caerlaverock