From Orkney's archaeology and our Highland landscapes, to the industrial past of the Clyde and literary heritage of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland's heritage offers much to explore.

Applying for funding

If you're looking to deliver a project with a strong heritage focus we recommend reading the information and advice on the Do you have an idea in mind? page.

You can apply to some of our grant programmes at any time. Other programmes have specific application deadlines. Find out what these are on the Application deadlines and fundings decisions page.

Priority development areas

Dumfries and Galloway

Please email the Development Officer or call 0131 240 1586

The heritage of south-west Scotland can be found everywhere from the vibrant coastline and landscapes to its castles and historic houses. Find out about the Machars Archaeological Project

West Dunbartonshire

Please email the Development Officer or call 0131 240 1583

Heritage here spans industry, nature, and much more – from the Singer sewing-machine factory and production of Turkey Red dyed yarn to landmarks like the Titan crane and Dumbarton Rock. Find out about the Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

West Lothian

Please email the Development Officer or call 0131 240 1586

Explore thousands of years of history at the Cairnpapple Hill Bronze Age burial site; Linlithgow, Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace; landscapes changed by shale- and coal-mining; and the 1960s new town of Livingston. Find out about Life is for Livingston - 50 years of new town life

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