Scotland's Festival of History
William Wallace Medieval Festival
May 14-15 2016
Delves Park, Lanark
Step back in time to May 1297, to the days when William Wallace lived in Lanark, in fact a few hundred yards from Delves Park.
Come along to the park to see how Wallace and his countrymen lived in those days.
A large living history encampment will give you an opportunity to speak to historical specialists, experts of that era. Step into their camp and see how they lived, slept and ate.
Knights, their ladies and retainers will be only too happy to answer your questions about life in those turbulent medieval days.
Watch the knights being dressed and armed for battle and then take part in combat demos in the arena.
For children there is also an opportunity to take part in a free costume making workshop, where they can make their own outfits for knights and ladies.
Elsewhere in the park you can visit the falconer’s mews and see their birds, which, weather permitting, will also give flying displays during both days.
Archery played an important part in medieval warfare so naturally there is also a chance for the public to try their hand at this ancient pursuit, under expert guidance.
And if music is your interest then there is also a group of medieval musicians – who will even teach you some of the dance steps from that era!
On adjacent streets there will be a street market selling crafts, food etc.
This event, organised by Scotland’s Festival of History on behalf of Lanark Community Development Trust, has free admission and runs from 10am-4pm on Saturday, and from 11-5 on Sunday. For SatNav users Delves Park, Lanark is at ML11 9DZ