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Come and see how the Scots fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.
Find out why Davie Kirkwood, part of the Red Clydeside Movement, was arrested and brought to Edinburgh Castle.
Meet a member of Dr. Elsie Inglis’ Scottish Women’s Hospital and hear tales of this all-female medical unit.
It's 1573 and once the castle is under siege! In the midst of the flying cannon balls and crumbling walls is 'barber surgeon' Hector Cadaver.
Hear the true stories of two veterans as they recount their very different tales of service
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner the castle.
Get dressed for battle and learn how to use the medieval longbow and crossbow from castle archer, Rusty Bodkins.
Come hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation.
Hear tales of siege warfare and castle life
Dirleton Castle and Gardens
So often World War I is seen through the eyes of those who fought on the front. But what of the women who “fought” to save lives in the military and auxiliary hospitals around the country?
Come hear how John Roy Stewart raised his Edinburgh Regiment for Prince Charlie and the part he played in rebellion.
Come and meet Thomas Randolph, the commander of King Robert the Bruce's army.