History moves to Chatelherault
Published Monday, 13 August 2012
Chatelherault Country Park will be the backdrop for history coming to life this weekend.
This year, Scotland's Festival of History, one of the country's leading multi-period festivals is staging a small show at Chatelherault.
The free show, which runs from 10am - 4pm on Sunday 19 August, will include arena displays from Picts and Vikings to WW1 and WW2.
And there may also be some Viking skirmishes to let you see some more history come to life as well as some action from the US Civil War.
Elsewhere on the field will be come and try archery, historical craft demonstrations and a WW1 trenches 'barbed wire' entanglement (NON-INJURY!) for youngsters.
And for the first time a display of historical fire arms from the 'Black Bess' of Dick Turpin days to the guns of WW2.
There is also a WW2 desert warfare display which includes a 1990 first Gulf War display for comparison on how things have changed.
The event is a taster of what's to come when the full-blown annual Festival of History event moves from its former home in Lanark to its new home in 2013.