Several Of The Regions Historic Sites Including Threave Castle To Remain Closed Until 2021

Several of the regions historic buildings that are maintained by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are set to remain closed until Spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

The Popular Dumfries and Galloway visitor attractions that are closed until; 2021 include

Cardoness Castle

Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 2EH

Threave Castle

Castle Douglas, Dumfries, DG7 1TJ

Dundrennan Abbey

Dundrennan, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG6 4QH

Glenluce Abbey

Glenluce, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 0AF

MacLellan’s Castle

Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JD

But Many of the regions other historical sites that are managed by HES can stuill be visited – for more details please click HERE.

The COVID-19 Policy and Minimum Operating Standards outline the requirements that must be met before sites will be able to reopen in line with official government guidelines.

They have been developed from a wide range of sector and industry advice, guidance and best practice, and set the benchmark for the safe reopening of sites and resumption of operational activities.

The Operating Standards have been published to provide a resource for the wider heritage sector, and to support and assist other organisations with their own resumption planning.

Dr David Mitchell, Director of Conservation at HES, said:

“We have been undertaking an extensive exercise to carefully assess the requirements for the gradual reopening of our vast and diverse estate of over 300 unique properties.
The Policy and Guidance we have published today provides a detailed and robust basis for our approach to reopening, which above all has the safety of our staff and visitors at its forefront.
“We hope that this guidance will not only set out a clear and transparent approach to the reopening of the properties in our care, but also offer a resource for the wider sector to assist other organisations in the resumption of their own activities.”

Download our Minimum Operating Standards