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Explore Edinburgh Castle’s war time story

Callum Hand, aged 10, meets re-enactors playing soldiers from the 1914 Gordon Highlanders regiment ahead of Edinburgh Castle’s World War One event, taking place at the castle, on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October.

Callum Hand, aged 10, meets re-enactors playing soldiers from the 1914 Gordon Highlanders regiment ahead of Edinburgh Castle’s World War One event, taking place at the castle, on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October.

In the Centenary year marking the outbreak of the First World War, Edinburgh Castle will be hosting a special event exploring its own Great War story.

Over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October, visitors will have the opportunity to take a journey through the nation’s contribution to the Great War both on the frontline and closer to home.

As well as this, those passing through the castle’s historic gates can also discover the castle’s, perhaps, lesser known role as one of Scotland’s 180 Military and Red Cross auxiliary hospitals that were created throughout the First World War to care for casualties.

There will also be the opportunity to discover what life would be like for a soldier during WWI. Throughout the course of the weekend, re-enactors of the Gordon Highlanders regiment will be on hand to demonstrate what it might have been like for a new soldier from enlisting to undergoing training drills. The team will also explore how an injured soldier might have been treated as well as highlighting the evolution of pioneering medical techniques which went on to influence modern medicine today.

Meanwhile, the castle’s Great Hall will offer interactive handling sessions showcasing a selection of authentic items dating back to the start of the First World War.

Edinburgh Castle’s Executive Manager, Nick Finnigan, said: “The castle has played many different roles in significant events over the centuries, however, this event will give a sense of what the castle might have been like during its lesser known role as a small 60 bed hospital during the First World War.

 

“Over the weekend, visitors will also be able to discover  more about  the War on both the frontline and at home,  whilst re-enactors will be exploring what it might have been like for a new soldier and how the injured might have been treated.

 

“There will also be the opportunity for the public to handle authentic items from the First World War in a series of interactive sessions.”

 

Edinburgh Castle’s Great War event takes place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October 2014 from 12noon – 4pm. Entry to this event is included in the price of admission  to Edinburgh Castle.

 

Please note that Edinburgh Castle guided tours will not take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October and that the re-enactments take place as part of a scheduled programme of timed events.

Maritime history from a fresh perspective as Trinity House in Edinburgh launches Junior Guides scheme

Picture caption: “Connor Graham, a primary six pupil at Leith Primary School in Edinburgh and one of the junior guides at Trinity House gives Captain Paul Wibberley, one of the Masters of Trinity House a tour of the historic property, which is the home of the Incorporation of Shipowners and Shipmasters. Pupils from Leith Primary School this week took on new roles as junior guides at Trinity House. Dressed as sailors, whalers and sea captains, they teach visitors about the site’s outstanding collection of maritime memorabilia and the local area’s links to the sea.”

Picture caption: “Connor Graham, a primary six pupil at Leith Primary School in Edinburgh and one of the junior guides at Trinity House gives Captain Paul Wibberley, one of the Masters of Trinity House a tour of the historic property, which is the home of the Incorporation of Shipowners and Shipmasters. Pupils from Leith Primary School this week took on new roles as junior guides at Trinity House. Dressed as sailors, whalers and sea captains, they teach visitors about the site’s outstanding collection of maritime memorabilia and the local area’s links to the sea.”

Pupils from Leith Primary School in Edinburgh this week took on new roles as junior guides at Trinity House in Leith, the home of the Incorporation of Shipowners and Shipmasters.

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Edinburgh Castle joins landmarks around the globe by switching off its lights to highlight climate change

Edinburgh Castle at night, von Ronnie Macdonald from Chelmsford, United Kingdom (Edinburgh Castle 02Uploaded by russavia) [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0">CC-BY-2.0</a>], <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEdinburgh_Castle_02_(5796465131).jpg">via Wikimedia Commons</a>

Edinburgh Castle at night, von Ronnie Macdonald from Chelmsford, United Kingdom (Edinburgh Castle 02Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Edinburgh Castle is to join landmarks from around the world in switching off its lights later this month to help raise awareness of the impact of climate change.

Edinburghs Holyrood Park goes back to the Iron Age!

Holyrood Palace, der offizielle Stammsitz der Queen in Schottland, Foto: WIKIMEDIA, gnu1742, lizensiert unter cc-Namensnennung 3.0 unported, Lizenztext im Impressum

Holyrood Palace, der offizielle Stammsitz der Queen in Schottland, Foto: WIKIMEDIA, gnu1742, lizensiert unter cc-Namensnennung 3.0 unported, Lizenztext im Impressum

Holyrood Park is going back in time to the Iron Age on Sunday 29th September 2013. This is being held as part of Scottish Archaeology month.

 
The event is free and time travellers are asked to drop in between 12:00 and 4:00 pm at the Holyrood Park Education Centre.

Last chance to vote for Edinburgh Castle to win Top UK Heritage Award!

Edinburgh Castle, Foto: Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux, Wikimedia, lizensiert unter cc-Share alike 3.0, Lizenztext im Impressum

Edinburgh Castle, Foto: Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux, Wikimedia, lizensiert unter cc-Share alike 3.0, Lizenztext im Impressum

The countdown is on for people to vote for Edinburgh Castle to win the Top UK Heritage Attraction award in the prestigious British Travel Awards.

The competition closes on 30th September 2013.

The castle, which was awarded the accolade in 2011 and 2012, is the only Scottish heritage attraction on the short-list and is facing competition from the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall and the Titanic Belfast.

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