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Join the Defenders of the Faith at Aberdour Castle this Sunday

8 June 2011

Come to Aberdour Castle this Sunday 12th June 2011 from 12 noon to 4pm and join one of the Scottish defending regiments as they await the invaders.

During the summer of 1651, Oliver Cromwell’s invading army had taken control of the south of Scotland.  With the Scots army based at Stirling and blocking the main route north, Cromwell had no option but to risk moving east through Fife.

Witness firing of cannons and musket volleys, watch the clash of pikes and swords and visit authentic military and civilian camps which will be open throughout the afternoon.

Gillian Urquhart, Events and Filming Assistant Manager at Historic Scotland said: ”This is a great way for all the family to have a fun-filled and exciting day and also learn about their history and heritage.”

The event is included in the normal admission price: Adult £5 Concession £4 Child £3 and is 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.
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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