Step back in time to the dramatic year of 1547, when the mighty armies of Scotland and England gave battle to determine who should marry the infant Queen of Scots. With fascinating living history encampments, hands-on activities for all the family, and spectacular battle recreations, this wonderful historical event is not to be missed. See the drama and excitement of Battle of Pinkie Cleugh come to life before your eyes, and discover more about this fascinating period of our history.
EVENT TIMETABLE (both days):
11:00 Opening Ceremony
11:30 Queen Mary visits the Scottish Camp for a Council of State
12:30 THE FIERY CROSS — the English army enters East Lothian
13:30 Fashionable Times — presentation on the dress of the times
14:00 Contest of Champions
15:00 THE BATTLE OF PINKIE — main re-enactment
16:00 The Duke of Somerset's victory Council
16:30 Scottish Council of State
17:00 Event closes
Ongoing activities throughout the day include stalls, children's craft activities, living history encampments, birds of prey and have-a-go archery!
TICKETS: £6 adult, £3 child available at the gate or online
Parking £3 per vehicle payable to National Trust for Scotland.