Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Dumbarton Castle - civil wars and Covenanters event

From Historic Scotland (www.historic-scotland.gov.uk)

Fun for the whole family at Dumbarton Castle, with pike drills and musket fire

Visitors to Dumbarton Castle this Sunday will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the 17th century to learn more about the civil wars of the period.

Holding the Rock for Scotland will offer an insight into the castle’s significance in the mid-17th century. Visitors will have the chance to learn about how soldiers would have lived, dressed and fought, and can find out more about the history of the castle, one of Scotland’s greatest strongholds and a cornerstone of medieval royal power.

A Year of Homecoming 2014 event. There will be musketry displays and pike drills from costumed performers as well as presentations on the Covenanters and the castle’s role in Scotland in the 17th century. A key strong point which defenders and invaders sought to hold, Dumbarton changed hands a number of times during the 1640s.

Dr Lorna Ewan, Head of Visitor Experience, Content and Learning at Historic Scotland said: “With spectacular views and a rich and fascinating history, Dumbarton Castle has something for everyone. That history will be brought to life this Sunday, when visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about castle life in the 17th century in a fun and educational event which combines re-enactment and storytelling.”

Holding the Rock for Scotland takes place at Dumbarton Castle from 12-4pm on Sunday 8th June. Admission is free with entry to the castle. For more information visit www.homecoming.historic-scotland.gov.uk

(With thanks to Paul Spence)


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