Young Scot discount scheme gives £1 entry to historic homes
POSTED ON June 9, 2023 BY James Garry
Young people in Edinburgh will be able to get entry to more than 600 historic places across Scotland for just £1 this summer
Young people in Edinburgh will be able to get entry to more than 600 historic places across Scotland for just £1 this summer.
The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and Historic Houses will give discounted entry to young people in the hope of unlocking a new passion for Scotland’s history.
The £1 entry initiative is open to all Young Scot National Entitlement Card holders.
Originally introduced in 2018, the initiative has seen young people across the country save hundreds of thousands of pounds in entry fees to enjoy and explore Scotland’s rich heritage.
Philip Long OBE, chief executive of the National Trust for Scotland, said: “As part of our charity’s vision to deliver nature, beauty and heritage for everyone, our objective is to enable a greater number of people and communities to access our properties to enjoy all they have to offer.
“With this in mind and with the current cost of living crisis, our charity wants to make sure our places are still accessible to young people, as we know how important it is that they’re given the opportunity to engage with Scotland’s natural and built heritage.”
Kirsten Urquhart, chief executive of Young Scot, commented: “Supporting young people to visit remarkable historical sites using their Young Scot National Entitlement Card is a brilliant way to create opportunities so they can access positive experiences – and explore Scotland.
“We are therefore delighted to continue our partnership with the National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, and Historic Houses.
“As young people navigate the impact of the cost crisis, initiatives such as £1 entry to historical sites and free bus travel for under 22s are integral to ensuring young people continue to live well, thrive, and have fun.”