What's it worth to remove this photograph I wonder

The Great Big History Weekend – Saturday 1st April

Some of us have been at Stirling Castle today running a stand at the Great Big History Weekend put on by Historic Environment Scotland (Historic Scotland as was). Katy, Michael, Ronan and Ryan came along to help out today, along with assorted grandparents and parents who helped out too. We had more than 200 visitors over the course of the afternoon!

The Mystery Leader with the big nose and shiny head
The Mystery Leader with the big nose and shiny head

We had some finds from the graveyard dig along with two boxes of finest top soil in which we buried medieval cattle bones, pottery and coal found at Abbot House in 1992. Loads of children came to have a go at excavating, with our intrepid volunteers quickly burying everything again ready for the next visitors.

What's it worth to remove this photograph I wonder
What’s it worth to remove this photograph I wonder

We also took along our collection of medieval-style clothes and armour along with the replica of Robert the Bruce’s sword. These proved a massive success, attracting attention and plenty of young folk wanting to try on the wee chainmail.

That chainmail again
That chainmail again
Wielding the replica of Robert the Bruce's inflatable sword
Wielding the replica of Robert the Bruce’s inflatable sword

We’re back again tomorrow from 12:00 to 16:00 along with folk from Archaeology Scotland, HES and other groups with plenty of archaeological activities to try out.

YAC member modelling chainmail
Modelling chainmail

 

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I am one of the Dunfermline YAC leaders and very old and grumpy.

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