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Meet King James V’s musician who will tell tales of the instruments, some of which may even be true!
Meet Lord and Lady Brechin, Earl and Countess of Angus as they guide you through how fashion of the Kings court changed through the medieval period.
Get dressed for battle and learn how to use the medieval longbow and crossbow from castle archer, Rusty Bodkins.
Meet Lady Edmund, who served at Queen Margaret’s Court. She'll tell you what life was like in the castle during Margaret's reign.
This is your opportunity to congratulate Mary, Queen of Scots, on the birth of James.
Meet a member of Dr. Elsie Inglis’ Scottish Women’s Hospital and hear tales of this all-female medical unit.
Meet a Highland soldier from 1918 and learn about his experience at the front and his reflections on the Armistice.
Hear the true stories of two veterans as they recount their very different tales of service
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.
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner the castle.
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?