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A landscape view of Edinburgh Castle with buildings in the foreground.

With Allenby in Palestine

Hear how the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry faced the mission of pushing the Turkish Empire out of Palestine.

An archer is holding a bow and arrow in both hands and smiles at the camera.

Bolts and Bodkins

Get dressed for battle and learn how to use the medieval longbow and crossbow from castle archer, Rusty Bodkins.

Two men in costume with swords in a field and The National Wallace Monument in the background

Tales from the Battlefield

Travel back in time with costumed actors – an Englishman and a Scotsman meet after the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

A young child with a hat, warm jacket and gloves, points a schiltron pike off camera.

Schiltron - Wars of Independence

Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

Man showing a boy how to hold a bow and arrow and aim for the target

Have a go Archery

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be an archer at the Battle of Bannockburn? Come along and find out!

View of Huntingtower Castle from the north-east

Lord George Murray

Hear the story of the Jacobite General who almost led the army to victory.

Kilts and Captivity

Meet a Highlander held prisoner within Edinburgh Castle and find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed.

A portrait of a costumed actor dressed in nurses uniform from the early 20th century.

Inglis' Amazons

Hear of Dr. Elsie Inglis' all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front and fight prejudice at home.

An actor dressed in a Tudor costume stands in front of a castle and is leaning his musket upon a stone where musket balls are also placed.

Swords of the Righteous

Hear from a Cromwellian soldier on why they laid siege to Edinburgh Castle.

Exterior picture of Linlithgow Palace

A Fountain of Wine

Prince Charles Edward Stuart has decided to visit Linlithgow Palace. Does the fountain really run with red wine.

Unsung Heroines

Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses.

A costumed actor, dressed in 19th century soldier's uniform, is standing in front of a castle and leaning on a gun.

From Waterside to Waterloo

Hear the heroic tale of Sergeant Charles Ewart's daring feat to capture the Colours.