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Musicians in renaissance dress. One holds a lute, the other holds a mandolin.

Music through the Ages (Edinburgh)

Meet King James V’s musician who will tell tales of the instruments, some of which may even be true!

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.

A re-enactor dressed as Robert The Bruce

David's Tower

Meet King David II of Scotland, son of Robert the Bruce, as he explains some of the history of Edinburgh Castle.

Performer dressed as a member of Walter Scott's search team, a former soldier, who was present when the Honours were discovered, Edinburgh Castle.

Scott and the rediscovery of Scotland

Meet Sir Walter Scott and hear about his role in the rediscovery of Scotland's history and heritage.

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

Schiltron!

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.

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.

Scottish National War Memorial Plaque

In Memoriam – A Forgotten Story

The Scottish National War Memorial employed the top artistic talent and Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution.

The Prince's Trusted Man

The Prince's Trusted Man

Come hear how John Roy Stewart raised his Edinburgh Regiment for Prince Charlie and the part he played in rebellion.

Exterior of Edinburgh Castle

Inglis' Amazons

Meet a member of Dr. Elsie Inglis’ Scottish Women’s Hospital and hear tales of this all-female medical unit.