About Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017
The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology begins on 1
January 2017 and ends on 31 December 2017 and will build on the
momentum generated by the current 2016 Year of Innovation,
Architecture and Design as well as previous years including
Homecoming Scotland 2014.
Through a series of exciting events and activity, the year will
highlight and celebrate both our tangible and intangible heritage –
our buildings, visitor attractions, archaeological sites as well as
our diverse stories, traditions and culture, all with a focus on
engagement and participation.
The aims of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology
Raise the profile of Scotland, showcasing our distinctive
history, heritage and archaeology with a co-ordinated marketing and
Encourage and develop opportunities for the celebration of the
key themes of the year within the tourism and events sectors.
||Inspire the people of Scotland and our visitors to participate
in activity developed for the Year of History, Heritage and
Archaeology, with particular emphasis on attracting new audiences
and spreading engagement across the country.
||Encourage collaborative working between the sectors represented
by Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology themes and wider
||Encourage tourism businesses and the wider business community
to engage with the year and capitalise on opportunities by
developing new products and services, and growing existing
The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology is a Scottish Government initiative
being led by VisitScotland, and supported by partners
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#HHA2017 to join in the conversation.