Monday, 1 August 2011

Bothwell Castle re-enactment display

Historic Scotland looks after over seventy buildings and sites throughout Scotland. including Bothwell Castle in Lanarkshire. The courtyard played host to a display by re-enactment group, Carrick 800. They brought along their tents, weapons and armour. Between battle scenes they displayed some of their traditional crafts.

Tents set up in the castle's courtyard

Armour on display along with some pikes

Pikemen gathering for battle

Children getting in on the action

Scottish army entering the battlefield

Swordsmen displaying their skill

Both armies face up to one another

A successful outcome - the English are defeated

A mock charge towards the spectators

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