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Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace

25 June 2012


Come along to the magnificent setting of Linlithgow Palace Peel and enjoy the fantastic, colourful spectacle of jousting.

Hear the thunder of hooves and the crack of lances splintering as our brave knights stage an unforgettable display of horsemanship and skill with swords and lances.

The events will take place over two weekends - Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July and Saturday 7th July and Sunday 8th July, from 12:30 – 4:30 pm.

Gillian Urquhart, Historic Scotland’s Assistant Events Manager said: “These events are hugely popular and make for a fabulous day out for all the family.  Come along and cheer on your favourite knight, stroll through the colourful camps and see the exciting foot combat, living history displays, amazing juggler and comedy shows.  
“We have a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy including how to dress a knight ready for battle, how to fashion a lethal medieval weapon and how a noble lady of the time would dress.”

For information:

Adult: £11.00, Concession £8.80,  Child £6.60

Family ticket available

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Guaranteed free entry for Historic Scotland members – simply show your membership card on the day.

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  • 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