Inspired by Scotland’s Heritage – Learn at Home

Resources have been put together for learners at home by Historic Environment Scotland.

Carved stone ball by Chris Gee

Carved stone ball by Chris Gee Photo:B Bell

SCRAN – has also made available its incredible online archive free

You can find out more here: Learn at Home

There are games to play, colouring sheets to doodle on, crafts to make, recipes to try, and videos to watch. You can also choose to dive into our ‘Investigate’ section to explore historic sites and topics in more depth. HES

Here’s an example of something to make:

And here’s an example of one of the free colouring sheets to download. This one is the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

Orkney World Heritage Site colouring poster

colouring poster Orkney World Heritage Site

The resources are suitable for all ages encouraging learning at home through creativity, play and investigation.

And for all the Gaelic speakers and those now learning the language through Duolingo there is a Gaelic section with excellent resources.

To support the learning, the Educators area, will given parents and carers the confidence to use the materials effectively.

This is a fabulous resource with lots of links to other sites to continue the learning process.

Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace credit: Noel Donaldson


To enable learning from home during the Coronavirus lockdown, access to Scran has been made FREE until the end of July.

Home schooling parents, carers and lifelong learners can email Historic Environment Scotland for access

Teachers, schools and learners working from home can continue with existing access routes below or register via

Check to see if you are already subscribed : All library card holders in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll & Bute, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Highland, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Perth & Kinross, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire enjoy full free access to Scran from their home 24 hours a day

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Scran hosts over 400,000 amazing, fully-captioned images, sounds and film from over 300 museums, galleries, and archives including the V&A, National Galleries of Scotland, Glasgow Museums and The Scotsman. Search the whole resource base for free using the search box at top right: subscribers can log-in and get full free access.

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