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Sir Andrew Murray captures Bothwell Castle

22 May 2012

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Come to Bothwell Castle, Scotland’s largest and finest 13th century castle, on Sunday 27th May 2012.

Be transported back to the year 1337 when Sir Andrew Murray came and took back his ancestral home from the invading English.

Witness the battle as Sir Andrew Murray tries to take the castle. Find out about the weapons used by medieval soldiers, the brutal way in which they were used and witness the thrill of fast-paced combat displays.

Alison Stalker, Interpretation Officer at Historic Scotland said: “This will be a really exciting day out for all of the family.  You will be able to watch as a knight is dressed for battle and cheer on your favourite champion as they test their skills in archery and speed.

“There will be hands-on activities including archery where children can also try their skill with a bow and arrow.  And be aware, Sir Andrew Murray will also be looking for potential young recruits for his army…”

For information:

The event takes place from 12:00 until 4:00 pm.

It is included in the normal admission price:

Adult £4.00, concession £3.20, Child £2.40.

Admission 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.

  • The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at:

  • The Year of Creative Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland and VOCAL. More information and resources to help businesses engage with Year of Creative Scotland are available at

                                                  Year of Creative Scotland 2012

For further information

Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866