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Bringing 5000 years of history to life

21 May 2008

Living History Events at Historic Scotland Properties Across Scotland

Historic Scotland announce a line-up of living history events taking place at historic properties up and down the country. At castles, palaces and monuments across Scotland visitors will have the chance to come face to face with historic figures from the past including Mary Queen of Scots, Highland Clansmen, and Cromwellian Soldiers from the 1650s, and there will be the chance to enjoy medieval music and renaissance dance. Last year thousands of visitors joined in the fun and this year promises to be just as popular.

The living history events aim to bring Historic Scotland properties to life, with many events transporting visitors back to times when famous Scottish legends called these properties home.

Highlights from this year’s programme include:

Harp Recitals at St Andrews Cathedral – for one Tuesday a month between June and September (10 June, 8 July, 12 August and 9 September), St Andrews Cathedral will provide an atmospheric backdrop for harpist Simon Chadwick who will bring the cathedral to life with medieval church music.

Falconry – for several weekends in June, July and August visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about falconry with talks, demonstrations and displays at a number of Historic Scotland properties, including Stirling, Tantallon and Blackness castles.

Balvaird Castle Open Day – the late 15th-century Balvaird Castle in Perthshire is only open to the public on special open days; and 29 June is one of these days. Visitors will gain a rare insight into this fascinating property and find out about the recent work taking place there.

Perthshire Archaeology Month – the open day at Balvaird Castle is part of Perthshire Archaeology Month which features events taking place across the region. This includes an insight into excavations at Stanley Mills, a talk and object handling session at Huntingtower Castle and the mysteries of Elcho Castle will also be revealed.

Sheena Garden, Historic Scotland Interpretation Manager, said:

“The programme of living history events taking place this year promise to add that little bit extra to those visiting Historic Scotland properties. There is a real range of events on throughout the year which will really bring our attractions to life. We are also involved in a number of nationwide initiatives including the Scottish Storytelling Festival and The Big Draw to ensure visitors of all ages can get involved.”


Notes for Editors

All living history events are included in the cost of admission or free of charge where there is no admission charge applicable.

Full details of the programme of events can be found online at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/events

For the best value, Historic Scotland membership offers free entry to all sites and free entry to day events. Membership can be purchased from as little as £6 a month for a family package.

On request Historic Scotland can provide advance photography and interviews with members of the living history groups and event facilitators.

Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys and Skara Brae. A full list can be found online at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

Historic Scotland’s mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.


MAY 2008

Edinburgh Castle Edwardian Prisons - 1902 2nd Battalion Black Watch
Friday 23, Saturday 24, Sunday 25 May
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Regent Morton
Friday 30 and Saturday 31 May
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Saturday 31 May
Between 11am and 3:30pm


JUNE 2008

Edinburgh Castle Regent Morton
Sunday 1 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Sunday 1 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Friday 6, Saturday 7, Sunday 8 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral Harp Recitals
Tuesday 10 June
12:45pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Friday 13 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stanley Mills Perthshire Archaeology Month - Archaeology Talk
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June

Huntingtontower Castle The Royal Hunt - Norman Leslie, Master of Rothes 1530s
Saturday 14 and Sunday 22 June

Edinburgh Castle Queen Margaret
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle "The Good Old 91st" The Highland Soldier of the 1790s
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 16 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 16 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Perthshire Chapels Chapels and Churches of Strathearn
Thursday 19 June
Time tbc

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 17 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Mary Queen of Scots
Tuesday 17 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 18 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Queen Margaret
Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 19 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 20 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 20 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Saturday 21 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Falconry Talks and Demo
Saturday 21 June
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Escape of James MacGregor Drummond 1752
Sunday 22 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Renaissance Music and Dance
Sunday 22 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 23 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 23 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 24 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 24 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 25 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 25 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 26 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his Servant
Thursday 26 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 27 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 27 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Saturday 28 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Falconry Talks and Demo
Saturday 28 June
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Linlithgow Palace Mary Queen of Scots
Saturday 28 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral Legend of St Andrew
Saturday 28 June
1pm and 3pm

St Andrew’s Castle Tales from the Bottle Dungeon
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June
12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Edinburgh Castle The Escape of James MacGregor Drummond 1752
Sunday 29 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Renaissance Music and Dance
Sunday 29 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Linlithgow Palace Falconry Up Close and Personal
Sunday 29th June
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral Pilgrim Tales
Sunday 29 June
1pm and 3pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 30 June
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Caste Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 30 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Fort George Redcoat Soldier
Monday 30 June
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Huntingtower Castle Castles . . . Clues and Mysteries Revealed
Thursday 5 June 2pm

Elcho Castle Castles...Clues and Mysteries Revealed
Thursday 12 June 2pm

Belvaird Castle Open day and tours
Sunday 29 June
10am to 3pm


JULY 2008

Edinburgh Castle Malcolm Canmore 1059-1093
Tuesday 1 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 1 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Fort George Redcoat Soldier
Every weekday in July.
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 2 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 2 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 3 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 3 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 4 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Arms and the Man. The Kings  Armour and Flodden, 1513
Friday 4, Saturday 5, Sunday 6, Monday 7 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Broughty Castle First World War
Saturday 5 July

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July
11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

St Andrew’s Castle Tales of the Bottle Dungeon
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July
12noon, 2pm and 4pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral Pilgrim Tales/Legend of St Andrew
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July
1pm and 3pm

Linlithgow Palace Mary Queen of Scots
Saturday 5, Sunday 6, Saturday 12, Saturday 19, Sunday 20 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stanley Mills Along the Riverside - Guided Walk
Sunday 6 July
Time tbc

Aberdour Castle Falconry Up Close and Personal
Sunday 6 July
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 7 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 8 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 8 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral Harp Recitals
Tuesdays 8 July
12:45pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 9 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 9 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 10 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 10 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 11 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 11 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Saturday 12 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Falconry Talks and Demo
Saturday 12 July
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Escape of James MacGregor Drummond 1752
Sunday 13 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Renaissance Music and Dance
Sunday 13 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Linlithgow Palace Falconry Up Close and Personal
Sunday 13 July
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 14 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 14 July
Between 11am and 3.30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 15 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 15 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 16 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 16 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 17th July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 17 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 18 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 18 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Saturday 19 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stanley Mills Object Store Open Day
Saturday 19 July
Time tbc

Doune Castle Renaissance Music
Saturday 19 July
Time tbc

Stirling Castle Mary Queen of Scots
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July
11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Edinburgh Castle The Escape of James MacGregor Drummond 1752
Sunday 20 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Tantallon Castle Falconry Up Close and Personal
Sunday 20 July
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 21 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 21 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 22 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 22 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 23 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 23 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 24 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 24 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 25 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 25 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Saturday 26 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Falconry Talks and Demo
Saturday 26 July
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Escape of James MacGregor Drummond 1752
Sunday 27 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Renaissance Music and Dance
Sunday 27 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 28 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 28 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 29 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 29 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 30 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 30 July
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 31 July
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Venue: Stirling Castle
Thursday 31sJuly
Between 11am and 3:30pm



AUGUST 2008

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 1 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 1 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Fort George Redcoat Soldier
Every weekday in August.
11am and 3:30pm

Stirling Castle Falconry display
Saturday 2 August
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Linlithgow Palce Mary Queen of Scots
Saturday 2, Saturday 9, Saturday 16, Saturday 23, Saturday 30 August
11am and 3:30pm

St Andrew’s Castle Tales of the Bottle Dungeon
Every Saturday and Sunday in August
12noon, 2pm and 4pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral Pilgrim Tales/Legend of St Andrew
Every Saturday and Sunday in August
1pm and 3pm

Linlithgow Palace
Sunday 3, Sunday 10, Sunday 24, Sunday 31 August
11am and 3.30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August
11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Fort George Queen Victoria's Fort
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August

Between 11am and 3:30pm
Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 4 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-155
Monday 4 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 5 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 5 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 6 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 6 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots
Thursday 7 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of
Thursday 7 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 8 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 154
Friday 8 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Saturday 9 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Falconry display
Saturday 9 August
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stanley Mills Storytelling - Local storyteller in community room
Saturday 9 August
Time tbc

Edinburgh Castle The Escape of James MacGregor Drummond 1752
Sunday 10 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Renaissance Music
Sunday 10 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Doune Castle Falconry Up Close and Personal
Sunday 10 August
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 11 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Mary Queen of Scots
Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 12 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral Harp Recitals
Tuesday 12 August
12:45pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 13 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots
Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 14 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Aberdour Castle The Cross and the Saltire
Thursday 14 August
Time tbc

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 15 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 15 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stirling Castle Mary Queen of Scots
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August
11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Edinburgh Castle John Paul Jones's Men
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Melrose Abbey Monk
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August
Time tbc

Edinburgh Castle  The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 18 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 18 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 19 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 19 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 20 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 20 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 21 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 21 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 22 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 22 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Crichton Castle Falconry Up Close and Personal
Friday 22 August
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Queen Margaret
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Falconry display
Saturday 23 August
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Renaissance Music
Sunday 24th August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stanley Mills Object Store Open Day
Sunday 24 August
Time tbc

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 25 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 25 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 26 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 2 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 27 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 27 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 28 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 28 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 29 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Mary Queen of Scots
Friday 29, Saturday 30, Sunday 31 August
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Saturday 30 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Escape of James MacGregor Drummond 1752
Sunday 31 August
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Blackness Castle Falconry Up Close and Personal
Sunday 31 August
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm


SEPTEMBER 2008

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 1 September
Time: 11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 1 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 2 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 2 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 3 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 3 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 4 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 4 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 5 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 5 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stirling Castle Renaissance Music and Dance
Saturday 6 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle John Paul Jones's Men
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stirling Castle Falconry display
Sunday 7 September
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Bothwell Castle Falconry Up Close and Personal
Sunday 7 September
12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 8 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine - Keeper of the Castle 1522-1555
Monday 8 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 9 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 9 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral Harp Recitals
Tuesdays 9 September 2008
12:45pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 10 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 11 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 11 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 12 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Stewarts at Stirling
Friday 12 – Monday 15 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Saturday 13 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Escape of James MacGregor Drummond 1752
Sunday 14 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Doomster (through the ages)
Monday 15 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle King Malcolm Canmore 1058-1093
Tuesday 16 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Tuesday 16 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Cleanse the Causeway
Wednesday 17 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle The Man Who Refused Two Kings - Sir Philip Moubray and Squire at the Siege of 1314
Wednesday 17 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Highland Clansman
Thursday 18 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle A Gentleman of the Chamber 1542 - Norman Leslie, Yeoman of the Chamber and his servant
Thursday 18 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Mary Queen of Scots and the Birth of James VI - Lady Reres
Friday 19 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries 1542
Friday 19 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The American Prisoner 1778
Saturday 20 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Escape of James MacGregor Drummond 1752
Sunday 21 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle Seige
Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Secrets of the Palace
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September
Between 11am and 3:30pm


OCTOBER 2008

Fort George Big, Bang, Boom
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October
Time tbc


NOVEMBER 2008

Stirling Castle The Thin Red Line
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Linlithgow Palace Linlithgow Palace Ghost Tour
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November
7.30pm and 9.15pm

Edinburgh Castle Siege
Friday 7, Friday 14, Friday 21, Friday 28 November
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Edinburgh Castle The Great War and Scotland
Saturday 8th and Sunday  9th November
Between 10:30am and 4pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine and the Castle Guard
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stirling Castle Court Life 1547
Stirling Castle
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stirling Castle Lord Erskine and the Castle Guard
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November
Between 11am and 3:30pm


DECEMBER 2008

Edinburgh Castle Siege
Friday 5, Friday 12, Friday 19, Friday 26 December
11am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Stirling Castle Keeper of the King's Tapestries
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stirling Castle Cromwellian Soldiers 1650s
Saturday 13 December
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stirling Castle Christmas 1541
Saturday 20, Sunday 21, Monday 29,  Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 December
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Stirling Castle Christmas
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 December
Between 11am and 3:30pm

Urquhart Castle Loch Ness Hogmanay Festival
Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Monday 29 December
Time tbc

For further information


Laura Adamson
PR Executive
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8959 or 07769 630 763
laura.adamson@scotland.gsi.gov.uk