Advance warning of the Scottish Living History Festival

EAFS members will be interested in this event organised by Archaeology Scotland:

75 Years Promoting Scottish Archaeology

Help celebrate by supporting Archaeology Scotland’s Scottish Living History Festival, a fantastic family fun day at Callendar House, Falkirk on 31st August.

Meet stars of TV, Professor Dame Sue Black and actress Georgia Hirst from the hit show Vikings!  Bring the kids to have a go at lots of different activities, re-enactments, talks and workshops.  Help us show what Archaeology Scotland is all about.

No donation is too small, check out our Crowdfunder page for unique rewards and more information! Many of the rewards include “Early Bird Tickets” to exciting activities and talks (see the line-up below)*. Go to the Crowdfunder page and donate for guaranteed tickets as on the day seating will limited and on a first come first served basis. Please ensure you select the reward with donation amount that you wish to claim.

Romans in Falkirk-Geoff Bailey (Falkirk Community Trust)

Let’s Talk Murder, Let’s Talk Dismemberment, Let’s Talk Dundee 1889.-Professor Dame Sue Black (Archaeology Scotland Patron)

Game of Thrones and Scottish History: The North Remembers- David C Weinczok (The Castle Hunter)

Prehistoric Scotland-Dr. Alison Sheridan (National Museum of Scotland)

Vikings Q&A Session with ‘VIKINGS’ Star Georgia Hirst (Torvi) & Dr. Stephen Harrison (University of Glasgow)

Heritage Heroes & Learning Resources-Rebecca Barclay & Rebecca Boyde (Archaeology Scotland)

Vikings vs Picts? Rethinking Medieval Archaeology at the National Museum-Dr. Adrian Maldonado (Glenmorangie Research Fellow)

Stobs: Camp, Captivity, & Commemoration- Andy Jepson (Archaeology Scotland)

Forestry and Early Foragers-Anna Canning (Floramedica)

Meet and Greet with ‘VIKINGS’ Star Georgia Hirst (Torvi)

How to Read a Historic Landscape-Cara Jones (Archaeology Scotland)

Working on Netflix’s Outlaw King-Scott McMaster (National Trust Scotland)

We’d love to see you and we need volunteers to help on the day. If you would like to be involved please let us know.

Help spread the word: Not something you or your organisation can participate in? You can still help out by forwarding this information on to others who might be interested in participating in some capacity!

We thank you for your support and hope you will join us for this amazing celebration!

*Please note rewards are set up as a “Thank You” for any donations made and ensures the supporter tickets based on the reward level. There is no obligation to donate in order to participate in any of the activities or talks provided on the day.

What is the Scottish Living History Festival?

 As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations we are holding a special family orientated free event for the public to enjoy – the Scottish Living History Festival. This interactive, fun-filled and educational event will take place on Saturday, 31st August 2019 in the amazing Callendar House museum and outside in its wonderful designed landscape in Falkirk. The Provost of Falkirk has agreed to open the event. Also present and giving a talk will be our patron, Professor Dame Sue Black along with our celebrity guest from the hit show Vikings.

The Scottish Living History Festival will bring together all our skills in outreach and engagement to make this a memorable day of history, heritage and archaeology. The event coincides with the Gladiators exhibition at Callendar House and we hope our event encourages people to visit their local museum and park. The Scottish Living History Festival will promote the local area and people, who will be able to showcase their work as we bring together experts, artisan crafters, and passionate re-enactors of history and heritage educators who encourage an interest in Scotland’s rich past in people of all ages.

How Your Donations Help

All your donations will assist us in every aspect of hosting this event! We are a registered charity in Scotland and as such our budget is quite restrictive. While we have raised just under 50% of the overall costs we are asking the community to help us put on this amazing festival to be enjoyed by all! For example £300.00 would completely cover the cost of renting Callendar House for the day which will hold a majority of our talks/workshops/ and our celebrity Q&A session and meet and greet. £500.00 would cover the cost for our Antonine Guard re-enactment group, or help provide first aid cover for the event, or help cover the cost of rented portable toilets for the day. The smallest amount can go a long way and we appreciate every single donation! We want this event to be an amazing time for families to spend quality time together, in an interactive environment, while promoting Scotland’s amazing history, heritage, and archaeology

Archaeology Scotland, Suite 1a, Stuart House, Eskmills, Station Road, Musselburgh EH21 7PB
Registered Scottish Charity No. SC001723, Company Registered in Scotland No. 262056