Schiltron and the Wars of Independence

Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself at Edinburgh Castle.

Schiltron and the Wars of Independence

About Schiltron and the Wars of Independence

Edinburgh Castle is steeped in war and was fought over repeatedly during the long Wars of Independence.

Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

An event for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Schiltron and the Wars of Independence are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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