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Come hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation.
Come and see how the Scots fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.
Celebrate Scotland’s LGBT History Month with the Loud and Proud Choir performance at Edinburgh Castle.
Learn about the medieval weapons and tactics of a Scottish foot soldier. Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of the Castle in 1314.
Come along and learn what role the castle played in the Jacobite war of 1745 and meet characters from the period.
Get dressed for battle and learn how to use the medieval longbow and crossbow from castle archer, Rusty Bodkins.
Meet King James V’s musician who will tell tales of the instruments, some of which may even be true!
Hear from Mary of Guise who, by the end of 1542, became a widow determined to protect the throne for her baby daughter.
War is traditionally a male domain but during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce’s strongest and bravest supporters.
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner the castle.
The Scottish National War Memorial employed the top artistic talent and Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution.