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Highlanders in Revolt!

Meet a Highlander and hear the tales of the many Jacobite Risings.

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.

General view of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

Guardian of the Loch

Come along and meet one of Robert the Bruce's archers as he guards the walls of the castle.

Member of the public weilding a pike supervised by a re-enactor in costume


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

A view of Edinburgh Castle taken from Princes Street gardens

Jacobite Secrets

Come along and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings.

A display of chain mail , a helmet and some arrows

Bolts and Bodkins

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

Costumed performer

Women of Independence

War is traditionally a male domain but during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce’s strongest and bravest supporters.

Re-enactors dressed as Vikings battle in front of a crowd

Viking Invasion

Travel back to a time where Scotland is almost fully controlled by Vikings and find out more about why Oban was of such importance.

Picture of the Half Moon Battery in Edinburgh Castle

Rebellious Scots to Crush!

Hear from a Scot loyal to King George and find out why he chose to stand against the fearsome Jacobite tide.

A re-enactor in costume

Highland Militia

Learn about the Highland militias formed in defence for the government following the 1715 Jacobite rising.

Exterior picture of Linlithgow Palace

Bonnie Prince Charlie: Fountains of Wine

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

Fortress for the King

The Battle of Culloden is over, and King George is to build the greatest fortress ever seen in Britain.