Stan­drew’sday

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His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land is set to roll out the red car­pet to visitors at Both­well Cas­tle this St An­drew’s Day week­end with tick­ets to iconic her­itage sites across La­nark­shire and Glas­gow up for grabs.

As part of the cel­e­bra­tions for Scot­land’s Year of His­tory, Her­itage and Ar­chae­ol­ogy, thou­sands of free tick­ets – valid for the St An­drew’s Day week­end of Satur­day and Sun­day, Novem­ber 25 and 26 – will be re­leased on­line.

Over 30 top vis­i­tor at­trac­tions across the length and breadth of the coun­try will be open­ing their doors to of­fer peo­ple of all ages and in­ter­ests the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the build­ings that have helped shape Scot­land’s story over the cen­turies.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic will have un­til 5pm on Fri­day, Novem­ber 24, to reg­is­ter on­line at www.tick­et­give­away.co.uk for free tick­ets to some of Scot­land’s best-loved his­toric sites, in­clud­ing Both­well Cas­tle and Dum­bar­ton Cas­tle.

There is no limit on the num­ber of par­tic­i­pat­ing at­trac­tions visitors can ap­ply to at­tend, but early on­line reg­is­tra­tion is en­cour­aged to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

Stephen Dun­can, di­rec­tor of Com­mer­cial and Tourism at HES, said: “Af­ter an­other spec­tac­u­lar sum­mer where we wel­comed record-break­ing num­bers of visitors to our at­trac­tions, I’m de­lighted to an­nounce that 35 of our sites will be of­fer­ing free ad­mis­sion as part of this year’s ticket give­away.

“Our ticket give­away of­fers visitors a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the coun­try’s rich and vi­brant his­tory. We want to en­cour­age com­mu­ni­ties to learn more about Scot­land’s past, and ex­plor­ing our sites is a great way to do this. If there’s a site on your doorstep that you haven’t vis­ited be­fore, now is the time!

“Many of our sites also play host to top class cafes and be­spoke gift shops, mak­ing the per­fect day out.

“Our ticket give­away week­end al­ways proves to be very pop­u­lar so we would en­cour­age peo­ple to reg­is­ter on­line through our ded­i­cated web­site as soon as pos­si­ble.” For a full list of par­tic­i­pat­ing sites and to ap­ply for tick­ets, visit: www. tick­et­give­away.co.uk.

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