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Honours of Scotland

Honours of Scotland

Come and hear from one of the men who rediscovered the Honours of Scotland.

Photograph of an actor dressed as a medieval surgeon demonstrating ancient practice

Meet the Barbersurgeon

It's 1573 and once the castle is under siege! In the midst of the flying cannon balls and crumbling walls is 'barber surgeon' Hector Cadaver.

Men dressed as Covananters charge at the camera

The Cause

Join the covenanting army as they are put through their paces and find out more about their cause.

Two boys meet a man dressed as Robert the Bruce in the grounds of Dirleton Castle

Robert's Rebellion

Follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce and find out what happens when he takes his rebellion to the doors of Dirleton.

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.

Re-enactors in WW1 dress charge with a bayonet

The Rock of Ages

Relive history from the west coast of Scotland. To mark the centenary of WWI visit our trenches and find out what life was like for brave soldiers.

Scots soldiers brandish muskets and pikes

Invasion in 1651

Scots soldiers stood to arms along the Fife coast to repel an English Invasion. Meet the Scots soldiers and hear their story.

Men dressed in 1400s costume brandish swords and shields

A Douglas! A Douglas!

Meet the 4th Earl of Douglas and find out what life was like in this impressive castle during the early 1400s.

Knight on a horse on the Peel with Linlithgow Palace in the background

Spectacular Jousting (Linlithgow)

Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances in our annual jousting tournament. Watch as noble knights battle it out to be crowned champion.

Soldiers take aim

Prepare to give fire!

Bear witness to the siege of 1650 as the invading English army attacks the castle.

knight on horseback makes fierce face and brandishes sword with castle behind him

Spectacular Jousting (Caerlaverock)

Get ready to cheer on your favourite as the chivalric knights ready their noble steeds in this jousting tournament.

Re-enactors dressed as Jacobites and Redcoats

Kings and Clansmen

Meet the rival forces of the Jacobite Risings and find out the stories that inspired the TV series Outlander.