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Edinburgh Castle is looked after by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

It’s one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. But this ancient stronghold, set upon its mighty rock in Scotland’s capital, is just one of over 300 castles, abbeys, cathedrals and other historic sites that we’re privileged to care for.

As a Scottish charity (number SC045925), it’s thanks to the generosity of people all over the world that we can go above and beyond to protect Scotland’s heritage.

With your donation we can do even more to share Scotland’s stories and look after our heritage now and in the years to come.

  • Conserve valuable places, collections and archives all over Scotland
  • Provide opportunities for everyone to learn about Scotland’s rich history
  • Train even more craftspeople to keep traditional skills alive
  • Do more to adapt to the challenges of climate change

How we use your donations

Over the years, your donations have helped us to do more to bring Scotland’s history to life.

Your valuable contributions have supported us to train specialists, invest in new technologies and share more of Scotland’s story with more people.

  • The beautiful tapestries at Stirling Castle were paid for through generous donations
  • Donations help us to embrace new technologies for investigating Scotland’s history
  • Gifts in wills enable us to reach out to future generations and welcome communities to historic places
  • Donors help us conserve and care for priceless items that tell Scotland’s story