Cel­e­brate St Andrew’s Day with free tick­ets

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

To help cel­e­brate St Andrew’s Day, Historic En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land (HES) is launch­ing a free ticket give­away to some of Ar­gyll and Bute’s top her­itage vis­i­tor at­trac­tions.

HES has thou­sands of free tick­ets to give away to some of the most iconic sites in the coun­try on Satur­day and Sun­day, November 24 and 25, as part of the build-up to this year’s St Andrew’s Day cel­e­bra­tions.

The MacDougall strong­hold of Dun­staffnage Cas­tle and Iona Abbey, a vi­brant cen­tre of Chris­tian wor­ship ever since St Columba ar­rived in AD563, are among 35 at­trac­tions taking part in the pro­mo­tion through­out Scot­land.

The reg­is­tra­tion for free tick­ets will close at 5pm on Fri­day November 23. Vis­i­tors will get the chance to claim their free tick­ets by sim­ply reg­is­ter­ing on­line at www. tick­et­give­away.co.uk and ap­ply­ing for tick­ets to the at­trac­tion of their choice.

The ticket give­away is part of the Scot­tish Govern­ment’s win­ter fes­ti­vals which kicks off with St Andrew’s Day and car­ries through Christ­mas and Hog­manay and up un­til Burns Night.

Stephen Dun­can, di­rec­tor of com­mer­cial and tourism at HES, said: ‘Ex­plor­ing our sites is a great way to learn more about Scot­land’s fas­ci­nat­ing past and we want to en­cour­age com­mu­ni­ties to take a step back in time and learn more about the sig­nif­i­cant historic sto­ries in their lo­cal area.

‘By par­tic­i­pat­ing in the St Andrew’s ticket give­away, vis­i­tors will have the op­por­tu­nity to ac­cess our iconic cas­tles, abbeys and palaces for free over the week­end, so there is some­thing for ev­ery­one.

‘If you’ve never vis­ited your lo­cal historic site, then this is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity as it gives vis­i­tors the unique chance to get a taste of what’s avail­able in their area for free.’

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and how to ap­ply for tick­ets, visit www.tick­et­give­away.co.uk and share the hash­tag #tick­et­give­away.

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