Below are some Muir-themed events and how you can find out more about them.
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A Look at the Life of John Muir
Stirling Castle, Sat 9 March 2019, 11:00
Join photographer Ken Paterson as he explores the life of John Muir, the Scottish-American environmentalist who is considered the father of the American National Parks.
Included in admission, free for members.
Advance booking is required

Arthur’s Amble
Holyrood Park, Sat 27 April 2019, 13:00 – 14:30
Come along on a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past created by fire and ice! Find out more about the people who lived and worked in the Park from 7,000 years ago up until the present day and learn more about the rare wildlife that makes the Park so special.
Free but booking is essential. Please contact 0131 652 8150 or

Wildlife Photography for Beginners
Holyrood Park, Sun 28 April 2019, 15:00 – 19:00
Photography is a great way to explore the natural world. Bring your camera to Holyrood Park and the Bawsinch nature reserve and learn how to get the best shot from a local wildlife photographer.
£25 for adults, £20 for concessions.
Suitable for ages 16+ only.
Booking essential, please book online.
For more information call 0131 652 8150 or email

Learning in Local Greenspace – sharing good practice
Sat 27 April 2019
As part of John Muir Day Celebrations 2019 Scottish Natural Heritage are delivering a targeted event in Glasgow for schools that are part of the Learning in Local Greenspace project. This hands-on event offers the chance for teachers get outdoors, explore new activities, hear about how technology can enhance greenspace learning, and find information on how to raise money to fund your projects. Click here to discover the learning potential in your local greenspace

£1 entry to Scotland’s historic sites for Young Scot cardholders
Present your Young Scot card to get entry for £1. The card is available free to all young people living in Scotland aged 11-26. Celebrate John Muir Day (14-22 April) by visiting one of the many historic sites along the John Muir Way. The £1 offer is available at the following staffed sites: Tantallon Castle, Dirleton Castle, Seton Collegiate Church, Blackness Castle and Linlithgow Palace.

John Muir Day Celebrations 2019

Download the John Muir Day Celebrations 2019 brief and logos here.

Delivering events in Scotland?

You can submit your event to appear for free on VisitScotland’s events website.

Get involved in 2019 Year of Green Action:

Celebrate 2019’s Year of Green Action with 12 months packed full of events, activities and ideas which will connect people with nature. Get involved: Click here for the online toolkit.