Schiltron - 16th Century
11.15am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3pm
Edinburgh castle is steeped in war. Troops loyal to James Vs widow, Marie de Guise held it during the English invasion of the Rough Wooing in 1544 and during attacks by the Lords of the Congregation during the reformation in 1560, nearby Leith being besieged instead given Edinburgh’s formidable strength. During the Marian Civil War following Mary Queen of Scots forced abdication it was held by her supporters during the “Lang siege” of 1573. Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself. An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.