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Join soldiers defending Scotland against Oliver Cromwell at Blackness Castle

14 May 2012


Come to Blackness Castle on Saturday 19th May or Sunday 20th May from 12 noon to 4:00 pm and join one of the Scottish defending regiments as they await the invaders.

The year is 1651.  Join the castle’s embattled soldiers as they defend Scotland against Oliver Cromwell’s bloody onslaught.

Experience the sound and spectacle of the 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, Assistant Events 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 £5.00  Concession £4.00 Child £3.00

Free to Historic Scotland members

Notes for editors

  1. Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with ensuring that our historic environment provides a strong foundation for a successful future for Scotland. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

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  3. 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:

  4. 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