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The Lindsay Legacy returns to Edzell Castle

25 July 2011

                                                    The Lindsay Legacy

The Lindsay family has a long association with Edzell Castle.  Join the Historic Saltire Society on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August from 12:00 noon until 4:00pm, as they return to the 15th century and depict the period when the castle was rebuilt in stone.

Enjoy meeting the craftsmen and trades people who would have been involved in the project and experience typical daily medieval life.

Gareth Cheeseman, Events Manager, Historic Scotland said:  “This is a great day out for all the family.  Come along and get a taste of our fascinating medieval history and heritage.  You can witness the planning of a medieval feast, watch a knight get prepared for battle, find out about his weapons and discover what life was like in a castle for a lady.

”There will also be authentic military and civilian camps which will be open throughout the afternoon.”

The event is included in the normal admission price: Adult £5.00 Concession £4:00  Child £3:00.   Admission free to Historic Scotland members

PROGRAMME

12:00  CASTLE LIFE
Meet the crafts and trade people living in the castle and learn about typical Medieval life

1:00    THE BUILDING OF A DYNASTY
Meet the master craftsmen as he discusses his plans for a new castle

1:30    A GRAND BANQUET
Witness the planning of a Medieval feast

2:00    LADY OF LEISURE
Discover what life in a castle was like for a lady

2:30    THE WRITTEN WORD
A brief history of writing and calligraphy

3:00    A KNIGHT’S TALE
Watch as a knight is dressed for battle. Learn about his weapons of choice and his need for new recruits

3:30    THE FINISHED RESULTS
Take a look at the Lindsays in their new home

Visit the authentic military and civilian camps which will be open throughout the afternoon.

The beauty of Edzell Castle was a statement of the prestige of its owners, the Lindsays.  It has a stylised walled garden, created in 1604.  Resplendent with heraldic sculptures and carved panels, the architectural framework surrounding the garden is unique in Britain.  The garden also includes walled flower and nesting boxes and a delightful summer house.

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.



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