As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations we are planning a special family orientated free event for the public to enjoy - the Scottish Living History Festival. The Provost of Falkirk has agreed to open the event. Also present will be our patron, Dame Professor Sue Black, and Georgia Hirst one of the stars of Vikings, the much acclaimed History Channel TV series.
We will have a full day of interactive hands-on activities, digital experiences (such as recreating archaeological sites in Minecraft and experiencing the world of the Vikings through Virtual Reality) locally sourced high quality food vendors, period musicians, engaging talks from experts (with links to Game of Thrones and Outlaw King), ancient craft workshops, re-enactment groups including the Antonine Guard and the Galloway Longfhada Vikings plus guided walks will all be on offer. Stalls featuring leather working, jewellery making, kilt making, iron smelting, promotion of artisan crafts and much more will entice people to spend the day with many different hands-on activities for children (including simulated excavations, finds sorting, ancient writing, exploring artefacts, and marching with Roman legionaries) will keep everyone 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.
Visit our Crowdfunder page to view special rewards, such as early bird tickets for our VR experience and Celebrity sessions, as a thank you for your donations and support of this event!
The photos of the re-enactors have been graciously provided by the Galloway Longfhada Vikings and the Antonine Guard with all rights and credit belonging to the respective groups. These image should not be reproduced without permission from the owner