History events in East Renfrewshire

View all the upcoming History events taking place throughout East Renfrewshire below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes

Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes

Selected dates between 7th February 2022 - 14th November 2022

Edinburgh Castle hold a number of gun salutes throughout the year to mark various special occasions!

Find out about Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes on What's On Edinburgh
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Selected dates between 26th February 2022 - 30th October 2022

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!

Monday Masterpieces: Weekly short talks

Monday Masterpieces: Weekly short talks

28th March 2022 - 19th September 2022

Make Monday mornings marvellous and join curators, wardens and learning specialists for weekly short talks exploring some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection!

Find out about Monday Masterpieces: Weekly short talks on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

Selected dates between 2nd April 2022 - 3rd September 2022

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Secrets on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

Selected dates between 9th April 2022 - 10th September 2022

Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Adventure on What's On Edinburgh
Unforgettable

Unforgettable

9th April 2022 - 10th July 2022

Unforgettable showcases the untold stories of people from marginalised communities whose lives shaped or were shaped by Scotland and highlights their contribution to Scotland’s history.

Find out about Unforgettable on What's On Edinburgh
Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Selected dates between 23rd April 2022 - 17th September 2022

Enjoy this Ranger-led walk at Hopetoun House will guide you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape.

Find out about Hopetoun Grounds Walk on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Amble - dog friendly

Arthur’s Amble - dog friendly

Selected dates between 30th April 2022 - 27th August 2022

Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Amble - dog friendly on What's On Edinburgh
Whisky Tasting & Tour

Whisky Tasting & Tour

Selected dates between 1st May 2022 - 28th May 2022

Exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays in May. Celebrate International Whisky Month with a crafted dram tasting and a unique tour at The Real Mary King's Close.

Find out about Whisky Tasting & Tour on What's On Edinburgh
William Morris in Fashion

William Morris in Fashion

1st June 2022

This talk takes a light-hearted look at the dress of his family, friends and colleagues in artistic circles and the use of Morris furnishing fabrics for clothing around 1900 and in the 1960s.

Find out about William Morris in Fashion on What's On Edinburgh
Coronation Day: Short talk

Coronation Day: Short talk

2nd June 2022

Join us at Palace of Holyroodhouse on Thursday 2nd June for short talks marking the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation!

Find out about Coronation Day: Short talk on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture Series June - Rebel Spirit

Lecture Series June - Rebel Spirit

2nd June 2022

In this talk on 2nd June, Alex Thomson, whisky tourism professional, will explore the connections between Scotch Whisky and the Jacobites.

Find out about Lecture Series June - Rebel Spirit on What's On Edinburgh
Platinum Jubilee celebration

Platinum Jubilee celebration

2nd June 2022 - 4th June 2022

Celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee at the Palace of Holyroodhouse with fun activities and special crafts for the whole family to enjoy.

Find out about Platinum Jubilee celebration on What's On Edinburgh
The Georgian House: Historical Wine Tasting

The Georgian House: Historical Wine Tasting

3rd June 2022

Succumb to the sensory wonders of the weird and marvellous wine creations forgotten through history as you join us in the Georgian House kitchen for this Historical Wine Tasting event!

Find out about The Georgian House: Historical Wine Tasting on What's On Edinburgh
The Kingdom of Conifox

The Kingdom of Conifox

3rd June 2022 - 4th June 2022

Conifox Adventure Park are calling all Knights and Princesses to join them for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations, where they can enjoy a fun, interactive trail for all the family!

Find out about The Kingdom of Conifox on What's On Edinburgh
Will Maclean: Points of Departure

Will Maclean: Points of Departure

4th June 2022 - 2nd October 2022

The exhibition on Will Maclean, one of the outstanding artists of his generation, promises to be a rich visual feast for anyone with an interest in Scottish art and history.

Find out about Will Maclean: Points of Departure on What's On Edinburgh
John Roy Stuart: The Bard of Culloden with Michael Nevin and Michael Fry

John Roy Stuart: The Bard of Culloden with Michael Nevin and Michael Fry

9th June 2022

Who was John Roy Stuart? What is his poetic legacy? And what were his heroic deeds during the Rising of 1745? Join Michael Nevin and Michael Fry as they address these questions!

Jacobite Occupation

Jacobite Occupation

11th June 2022

Alan Breck's Regiment bring Jacobite reenactment to Gladstone's Land on Saturday 11th June.

Find out about Jacobite Occupation on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh Pride: Anne Lister’s Edinburgh with Stef Lauer

Edinburgh Pride: Anne Lister’s Edinburgh with Stef Lauer

22nd June 2022

Join Stef Lauer, founder of Anne Lister's Edinburgh walking tours, in the Georgian House Drawing Room for an evening of secret codes and stolen kisses as we hold our very first Pride event!

Sextorical Lectures - Cotqueans, Domesticity & Edinburgh’s Queer Sites

Sextorical Lectures - Cotqueans, Domesticity & Edinburgh’s Queer Sites

24th June 2022

This talk, at Gladstone's Land on 24th June, draws on a variety of primary materials to examine Queer domestic life in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

1st July 2022 - 30th October 2022

Explore the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.

Find out about Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life on What's On Edinburgh
Spectacular Jousting

Spectacular Jousting

2nd July 2022 - 3rd July 2022

Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances at the annual jousting tournament at Linlithgow Palace on 2nd and 3rd July!

Find out about Spectacular Jousting on What's On Edinburgh
Lecture Series July - Adventures in Banking

Lecture Series July - Adventures in Banking

7th July 2022

Join us at Gladstone's Land on 7th July and take a trip back in time to discover hidden stories of the early days of Bank of Scotland, and its extraordinary Head Office building on the Mound!

Find out about Lecture Series July - Adventures in Banking on What's On Edinburgh
Redcoats in Residence

Redcoats in Residence

9th July 2022

Alan Breck's Regiment bring Jacobite reenactment to Gladstone's Land on 9th July. Reenactors will be in costume and character throughout the museum.

Find out about Redcoats in Residence on What's On Edinburgh
Jubilee Jive Late

Jubilee Jive Late

15th July 2022

With performances, activities, short talks and more, celebrate a Platinum Jubilee Party at the home of Scottish Royalty this summer! Fifties frocks and fashions encouraged.

Find out about Jubilee Jive Late on What's On Edinburgh
Sextorical Lectures - Seduction, Scotland & the Law: A Special Relationship

Sextorical Lectures - Seduction, Scotland & the Law: A Special Relationship

29th July 2022

Join Clement Knox, author of Strange Antics: A History of Seduction to find out more about seduction in 18th-century Scotland!

Lecture Series August - Macbeth: A Usurper’s Fate

Lecture Series August - Macbeth: A Usurper’s Fate

4th August 2022

Historian Elizabeth Cory Lopez will delve into the roots of Macbeth, son of Findlay, and what his life, culture, reign and mythical legacy can tell us about the evolution of Scotland as a nation.

Find out about Lecture Series August - Macbeth: A Usurper’s Fate on What's On Edinburgh
Two Houses and a Castle Walk

Two Houses and a Castle Walk

25th September 2022

Explore the links between three of West Lothian's historic properties on a Ranger-led guided walk between Hopetoun House, Blackness Castle and House of the Binns!

Find out about Two Houses and a Castle Walk on What's On Edinburgh
Ron O’Donnell - Edinburgh: A Lost World

Ron O’Donnell - Edinburgh: A Lost World

19th November 2022 - 5th March 2023

This exhibition displays a selection of photographs of forgotten Edinburgh interiors by Scottish artist Ron O’Donnell, documenting the dramatic shifts taken place in the capital over the years.

Find out about Ron O’Donnell - Edinburgh: A Lost World on What's On Edinburgh
Auld Reekie Retold

Auld Reekie Retold

3rd December 2022 - 19th February 2023

This exhibition at the City Art Centre marks the culmination of Auld Reekie Retold, the largest collections inventory project ever undertaken in the organisation’s history.

Find out about Auld Reekie Retold on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Glasgow - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022

Have fun discovering Glasgow with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt courtesy of Curious About!

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 5th January 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Join a Historic Tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!

Find out about Historic Tours of Glasgow University on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Selected dates between 8th January 2022 - 31st December 2022

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis run regular friendly and informal walking tours of the Glasgow Necropolis!

Find out about Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

2nd February 2022 - 20th December 2022

This is a 1.5 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!

Find out about Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Central Station Tours

Glasgow Central Station Tours

7th February 2022 - 31st December 2022

Glasgow Central Tours offer you the chance to explore behind the scenes of Glasgow's most iconic and busiest landmarks, Central Station!

Find out about Glasgow Central Station Tours on What's On Glasgow
Discover West End Walking Tour

Discover West End Walking Tour

Selected dates between 6th April 2022 - 1st September 2022

Discover Glasgow's West End - let this fun and informal walking tour help you explore the best of the West End!

Find out about Discover West End Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Ghost Signs of Glasgow Exhibition

Ghost Signs of Glasgow Exhibition

6th April 2022 - 1st July 2022

The Ghost Signs of Glasgow Exhibition unearths the stories behind old signs and shopfronts of the city, don't miss it at Maryhill Burgh Halls!

Find out about Ghost Signs of Glasgow Exhibition on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Selected dates between 16th April 2022 - 24th September 2022

Get under the skin of Glasgow's vibrant music scene with this entertaining, guided walking tour of Merchant City and the East End from Glasgow Music City Tours!

Find out about Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Guided Tours

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Guided Tours

Selected dates between 16th April 2022 - 17th July 2022

On selected dates Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust are opening Bridgeton Garage for pre-booked guided tours!

Find out about Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Guided Tours on What's On Glasgow
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 20th April 2022 - 21st December 2022

Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!

Find out about Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC on What's On Glasgow
Theatre Royal Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

Theatre Royal Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

Selected dates between 23rd April 2022 - 26th November 2022

This exceptional insight into the Theatre Royal Glasgow is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before and grab some historical facts along the way!

Find out about Theatre Royal Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour on What's On Glasgow
Wednesday Highlight Talks

Wednesday Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 27th April 2022 - 22nd June 2022

On selected Wednesdays throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

Find out about Wednesday Highlight Talks on What's On Glasgow
Holmwood House Guided Tour

Holmwood House Guided Tour

Selected dates between 5th May 2022 - 29th May 2022

Join one of these new guided tours and learn more about the story of how Alexander Greek Thomson created his masterpiece of creativity and design at Holmwood at the end of the 19th century!

Find out about Holmwood House Guided Tour on What's On Glasgow
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Selected dates between 7th May 2022 - 10th September 2022

Join Walking Tours in Glasgow to explore the streets of Mackintosh's home city to experience and witness his lasting legacy!

Find out about Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Hope Floats - Skylark IX

Hope Floats - Skylark IX

7th May 2022 - 31st December 2022

Hope Floats is a travelling exhibition which reveals the twisting story of 'Dunkirk Little Ship' Skylark IX.

Find out about Hope Floats - Skylark IX on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 8th May 2022 - 4th September 2022

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opens its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on selected Sundays throughout the year!

Find out about Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays on What's On Glasgow
King’s Theatre Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

King’s Theatre Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour

Selected dates between 28th May 2022 - 29th October 2022

This exceptional insight into the King's Theatre Glasgow is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before and grab some historical facts along the way!

Find out about King’s Theatre Glasgow Building And Heritage Tour on What's On Glasgow
My Life With My Father, George Orwell

My Life With My Father, George Orwell

28th May 2022

The Scottish History Society is delighted to host a talk by Richard Blair, son of George Orwell, on his father, his life and his legacy.

Find out about My Life With My Father, George Orwell on What's On Glasgow
The Rock of Ages

The Rock of Ages

11th June 2022 - 12th June 2022

Join us at Dumbarton Castle to find out more about Norse history and Vikings during The Rock of Ages on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June!

Find out about The Rock of Ages on What's On Glasgow
Archaeology Scotland Field School: Investigating Cathkin Park: In Search of Scotland’s Footballing Heritage

Archaeology Scotland Field School: Investigating Cathkin Park: In Search of Scotland’s Footballing Heritage

15th June 2022 - 26th June 2022

Join Archaeology Scotland as they excavate one of Scotland's most iconic sporting sites, Cathkin Park, once home to Third Lanark AC, Queens Park FC and the Scottish National football team!

Bungo in the Back Lanes

Bungo in the Back Lanes

18th June 2022

The ever popular neighbourhood festival Bungo in the Back Lanes, hosted by The Strathbungo Society, returns on Saturday 18th June!

Find out about Bungo in the Back Lanes on What's On Glasgow
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

3rd September 2022 - 4th September 2022

Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September 2022!

Find out about Clydebuilt Festival on What's On Glasgow
GVVT Annual Open Weekend

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

8th October 2022 - 9th October 2022

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2022 on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October!

Find out about GVVT Annual Open Weekend on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 1st May 2022 - 20th November 2022

Take a tour of one of the finest private tombs in the country and the town's most striking historic landmark, Hamilton Mausoleum.

Find out about Hamilton Mausoleum Tour on What's On Lanarkshire
Local History Day

Local History Day

28th May 2022

Join David Livingstone Birthplace and a number of local history societies for a Local History Day on Saturday 28th May!

Find out about Local History Day on What's On Lanarkshire
Summerlee Museum Model Railway Show

Summerlee Museum Model Railway Show

18th June 2022 - 19th June 2022

The annual Summerlee Model Railway Show is being held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June, come along and see model railway layouts, model vehicles and more!

Find out about Summerlee Museum Model Railway Show on What's On Lanarkshire
Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

30th June 2022 - 23rd October 2022

This colourful exhibition at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life showcases artefacts from Scotland's largest cinema collection!

Find out about Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland on What's On Lanarkshire
Habitats and History at RSPB Baron’s Haugh

Habitats and History at RSPB Baron’s Haugh

19th November 2022

RSPB Baron's Haugh is a brilliant place for wildlife, but did you know it also has a fascinating history? Join this guided walk and hear about its historical delights!

Find out about Habitats and History at RSPB Baron’s Haugh on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Paisley Now & Then: Causeyside - Heritage Walk

Paisley Now & Then: Causeyside - Heritage Walk

28th May 2022

Join The Urban Historian on 21st May for this heritage walk exploring the changes that have happen on Causeyside Street from the late 1800's into the early 1900's.

Find out about Paisley Now & Then: Causeyside - Heritage Walk on What's On Renfrewshire
Beginners Genealogy Course

Beginners Genealogy Course

1st June 2022

Join The Urban Historian for their new Beginners Genealogy course, starting on 1st June, and learn how to search and record your family history!

Find out about Beginners Genealogy Course on What's On Renfrewshire
Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

2nd July 2022

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 2nd July!

Find out about Sma’ Shot Day on What's On Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire Archaeology Course

Renfrewshire Archaeology Course

13th July 2022

Join The Urban Historian for their Renfrewshire Archaeology Course and look at the early history of the county of Renfrew through its surviving archaeology!

Find out about Renfrewshire Archaeology Course on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Stirling Ghostwalk

Stirling Ghostwalk

7th January 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Join Stirling Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul, the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin, on a creepy, comic guided ghostwalk!

Find out about Stirling Ghostwalk on What's On Stirling
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

9th April 2022 - 23rd October 2022

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

Find out about Scotland’s National Hero on What's On Stirling
Bannockburn House Guided History Tours

Bannockburn House Guided History Tours

10th April 2022 - 4th September 2022

Take a tour of Bannockburn House, an historic category A-listed property, which has survived largely unchanged since the 17th century apart from a Victorian extension.

Find out about Bannockburn House Guided History Tours on What's On Stirling
British Sign Language Tours at Stirling Castle

British Sign Language Tours at Stirling Castle

Selected dates between 11th June 2022 - 24th September 2022

Explore Stirling Castle with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by an interpreter!

Find out about British Sign Language Tours at Stirling Castle on What's On Stirling
A Taste of Victory - Whisky Tasting and Immersive Experience

A Taste of Victory - Whisky Tasting and Immersive Experience

24th June 2022

Join us at The Battle of Bannockburn on 24th June for an evening of whisky tasting with the experts from Woodwinters Wines & Whiskies followed by our immersive Experience!

In the Footsteps of Kings - Guided Tour of Bannockburn Battlefield

In the Footsteps of Kings - Guided Tour of Bannockburn Battlefield

26th June 2022

Follow our expert guides as they trace the events of Scotland’s most famous battle on this Guided Walking Tour of Bannockburn Battlefield on 26th June!

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Better Barrhead Better Auchenback PB 2022
Come along and vote for the projects and community groups you think will make a difference in your community at Better Barrhead Better Auchenback's Funding Event on 28th May!
Eaglesham Fair
It's always a fun filled family day out at the bi-annual Eaglesham Fair being held on Saturday 4th June!
Eaglesham Fair Open Gardens
Explore three private gardens in Eaglesham when they open their doors to the public on Sunday 29th May as part of Eaglesham Fair's 350th anniversary celebrations!
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Summer Camps
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure are running their popular All-Stars camps 5 days a week throughout the Summer Holidays!
Book Sale
The 28th Glasgow (Giffnock) Scout Group will be holding one of their popular book sales outside Morrisons, Giffnock on Saturday 28th May!