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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.

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.

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.

Music Through the Ages

Meet King James V's musician to find out out the instruments he plays and what is expected of him in the royal court.

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.

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.

An Audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

This is your opportunity to congratulate Mary, Queen of Scots, on the birth of James.

A group hold schiltron spikes and a young child gasped in amazement.

Schiltron: Flodden era

Come and see how the Scots of the 16th century fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

Trebuchets and Trickery

Come and meet Thomas Randolph, the commander of King Robert the Bruce's army.