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Step back in time at Dirleton Castle

10 June 2011

Step back in time to the colourful and glamorous Renaissance period at Dirleton Castle on Sunday 19th June 2011.
               Costumed performers

From 12:00 noon to 4:00pm you will be able to see that although Scotland was in a time of turmoil, pleasure for the nobility was still a high priority. Watch and learn how a lady of high-status would have dressed and behaved and find out the surprising dangers of cosmetics of the period.

Enjoy dancing by the highly acclaimed Danse Ecosse and have the opportunity of trying a few steps yourself under their specialist guidance.

Gillian Urquhart, Events and Filming Assistant Manager said: “This will be a fun- filled day for families and will be a great way to find out about our history and heritage.  Discover how the nobility from the Renaissance period,  dressed, behaved and sometimes suffered in their mission to be fashionable.”  

The event is included in the admission price: Adult £5 Concession £4 Child £3. Free  to Historic Scotland members.

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.



For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk