Free tickets to attractions including Arbroath Abbey

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HISTORIC Scotland is delighted to offer 60 free tickets to 69 ticketed attractions to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The 30 pairs of tickets will be valid on Monday, June 4, and, locally, will include Arbroath Abbey.

The other seven Historic Scotland attractions are Edzell Castle and Garden, Elcho Castle, Huntingtower Castle, Lochleven Castle, Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, St Serf’s Church and Dupplin Cross and Stanley Mills.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: “The Queen has given 60 magnificent years of service, and the official celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee are a fantastic opportunity for everyone in Scotland to celebrate the Queen’s reign and reflect on Her Majesty’s outstanding contribution.

“There is a huge amount happening right across Scotland over the weekend of the Jubilee itself, including this great free ticket offer, and I hope that as many people as possible take the chance to get out and celebrate by visiting one of the many royal buildings run by Historic Scotland.”

People are asked to text JUBILEE to 84118 by midnight on Monday, May 28, to win a pair of free tickets to one of the Historic Scotland sites in their area. The winners will be notified which site they have won tickets for by the end of May.

Historic Scotland will also be offering 60 extra free days to its annual Historic Scotland membership. From Friday, June 1, to Tuesday, June 5, inclusive, any new membership sold by Direct Debit will receive an extra free 60 days’ membership.

This will be available online and also at Historic Scotland sites.