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Fun and games for the whole family at Seton Collegiate Church

6 June 2013

Visitors to Seton Collegiate Church in East Lothian will be able to experience a taste of life in medieval times this Saturday, when The Prestoungrange Players and Friends will be performing Collegiate Capers a programme of music, drama and stories for the whole family. Site tours and historic activities will also be delivered by Historic Scotland staff, who run the site.

The rolling programme includes traditional medieval games like hoopla, croquet and blind man’s bluff. There will also be spinning demonstrations, medieval music and a programme of storytelling from celebrated local storyteller Tim Porteus.

The event is being run as part of the 3 Harbours Arts Festival and will take place this Saturday (8th June) from 11am – 4pm. The Festival runs until 9 June, covering the three harbours of Cockenzie, Prestonpans and Port Seton. Entry to the event is included in admission to Seton Collegiate Church.

Lesley Peebles-Brown, Monument Manager at Seton Collegiate Church said: “This is a great opportunity to find out more about everyday medieval life in Scotland as well as the fascinating stories behind some of the people who have played their part in the history of Seton Collegiate Church over the centuries. With a varied programme of fun and interesting events from the Prestoungrange Players, it promises to be a great family day out.”

For more information on this and other Historic Scotland events, visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/events

A representative from the Historic Scotland team is available for interview upon request.

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.


  • 2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland, inspiring our people and our visitors to celebrate Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty, landscapes and biodiversity as Scotland prepares to welcome the world in 2014 and beyond. Find out more about Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty at www.visitscotland.com/natural


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For further information


Alice Wyllie
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8603 or 07920 768 096
alice.wyllie@scotland.gsi.gov.uk