Digi Doors Open Round Up 11: Learn From Home Edition!

Keep your kids entertained with this week's edition of #DigiDoorsOpenRoundup!

The doors may have closed on #DigiDoorsOpen this year, but that doesn't mean that the fun has to stop! Each week we will be creating a themed roundup of our digital resources so that you can enjoy a virtual day out from home. 

This week's theme is home learning! Are you struggling to keep your kids occupied during lockdown? With ties to the Curriculum for Excellence, these resources can help them learn about art and design, ancient history, home economics and science too!

This week's venues cover EdinburghFife and Orkney


The Lyell Centre: Journey from the ocean's darkest depths to the fiery core of the earth with these fantastic resources! Join Graham in the Core Store to get acquainted with some 168 million year old core samples from the coast of Shetland.

The Lyell Centre


St Andrews Archaeology Room: Enjoy ancient history from a new perspective with this 3D image gallery! From trade, technology and consumption, to burial, beliefs and artistic expression, these objects give a glimpse into another time and place. Can you guess what each item is? 

3D image showing an item from St Andrews Archaeology Room


Barony Mill: In 2020 everybody went crazy over banana bread, so let's make 2021 the year of Bere Bannock bread! Follow along at home and make your own Bere Bannock with Margaret and learn about the ancient origins of this tasty tea time treat.

Barony Mill showing banana bread being made

The Scottish Civic Trust have also developed some wonderful kid friendly resources that you can check out over lockdown. 

Stone, Sea and Sky Toolkit: Have your neighbourhood walks become a wee bit boring? Why not use your daily outing to explore your built environment and reflect on what you discover! Stay safe and scout out your local area, you never know what you might uncover. 

Illustration of people exploring their area

Cut Fold Build Toolkit: Transform your living room carpet into a Scotland in miniature with this amazing resource! With 11 models of Scottish buildings to construct, you can be transported all over the country without stepping a foot outside. 


11 paper Scottish Buildings on the carpet being displayed


See you next week for our next instalment of #DigiDoorsOpenRoundup!