Saturday the 31st of August 1100- 1700
Callendar House, Falkirk (MAP LINK)
As part of our (Archaeology Scotland) 75th-anniversary celebrations, we are planning a special two-day family orientated free event for the public to enjoy – the Scottish Living History Festival.
This interactive, fun-filled and educational event will take place on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019 in the amazing Callendar House museum and outside in its wonderful designed landscape in Falkirk. The Provost of Falkirk has agreed to open the event.
Two full days of interactive hands-on activities, digital experiences (such as recreating archaeological sites in Minecraft) locally sourced high quality food vendors, period musicians, engaging talks from experts (with links to Game of Thrones, Outlander and Outlaw King), ancient craft workshops, re-enactment groups including the Antonine Guard, the Sealed Knot and the Galloway Longfhada Vikings, the Gordon Highlanders plus guided walks will all be on offer. Stalls featuring leatherworking, jewellery making, kilt-making, iron smelting, promotion of artisan crafts and much more will entice people to spend the day and many different hands-on activities for children (including simulated excavations, finds sorting, ancient writing, exploring artefacts, archaeological ‘detective’ work such as reconstructing faces on replica skulls and marching with Roman legionaries) will keep the young ones entertained. We also plan to create a replica Roman milestone where young people can try out stone carving under expert supervision – this will be a permanent legacy from the weekend.
Provost William Buchanan opens the event
Let’s Talk Murder, Let’s Talk Dismemberment, Let’s Talk Dundee 1889. Professor Dame Sue Black-Archaeology Scotland Patron
Talks #1 & Workshop #1 – Romans in Falkirk-Geoff Bailey (Falkirk Community Trust)
-The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers- David C Weinczok
Re-enactment Arena Display- Antonine Roman Guard
Talks #2 & Workshop #2 -Prehistoric Scotland-Dr. Alison Sheridan (National Museum of Scotland)
Heritage Heroes & Learning Resources-Rebecca Barclay & Rebecca Boyde (Archaeology Scotland)
Vikings Q&A Session with ‘VIKINGS’ Star Georgia Hirst (Torvi) & Dr Stephen Harrison (University of Glasgow)
Re-enactment Arena Display- Galloway Longfhada Vikings
Lost Myths: Sons of Ragnar Virtual Reality Experience-FolkTales (Until 4:50 pm)
Forestry and Early Foragers-Anna Canning (Floramedica)
Re-enactment Arena Display-Antonine Roman Guar
Stobs: Camp, Captivity, & Commemoration- Andy Jepson (Archaeology Scotland)
Vikings vs Picts? Rethinking Medieval Archaeology at the National Museum-Dr. Adrian Maldonado (Glenmorangie Research)
Talks #3 & Workshop #3
Talks #4 & Workshop #4
How to Read a Historic Landscape-Cara Jones (Archaeology Scotland)
Hollywood and The Outlaw King-Scott McMaster (National Trust Scotland)
Meet and Greet with ‘VIKINGS’ Star Georgia Hirst (Torvi)
Re-enactment Arena Display-Galloway Longfhada Vikings
Event organiser link:
Archaeology Scotland Scottish Living History Festival
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