Historic Scotland ( Scottish Gaelic : Alba Aosmhor) is a membership organization that offers free entry to Scotland's state-owned historic monuments open to visitors . The Historic Scotland logo identifies these monuments, gardens and historical sites. Membership includes additional discounts on products and services. Until 2015, Historic Scotland was also the name of the competent authority overseeing the state monuments. After a reorganization, this authority has been called Historic Environment Scotland since October 1, 2015 . Since then, Historic Scotland has been a sub-brand of Historic Environment Scotland .
Historic sites accessible through membership include:
- Edinburgh Castle
- St Mungo's Cathedral
- Stirling Castle
- Urquhart Castle
- Linlithgow Palace
- Caerlaverock Castle
- Skara Brae
- Loch Leven Castle
- Historic Environment Scotland: website
- Database of Listed Properties in Scotland
- Andrew Learmonth: £ 55,000 - the cost to taxpayers of a new name for Historic Scotland , in: "The National", December 29, 2015 (critical newspaper article on renaming).