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In 1650 Dirleton Castle was besieged and badly damaged by 1,600 Cromwellian troops. Meet the defenders, both Royalist and Covenanters.
Find out the differences between Scots and English soldiers, walk through the working living history camp, handle weapons of the time, and watch as the soldiers perform an impressive pike drill.
Image credit: © Greg Macvean
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Learn how to use the latest computer aided design (CAD) to build amazing 3D models on this course run by ComputerXplorers SEScotland. It's suitable for ages 8+!
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Join The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh online for this talk which explores how and why the casualty department was transformed over the course of the 20th century!