Help Celebrate 75 Years Promoting Scottish Archaeology

Help celebrate by supporting the Scottish Living History Festival, a fantastic family fun day at Callendar House, Falkirk on 31st August. It is very easy, just click the Crowdfunder link below!

Meet stars of TV, Professor Dame Sue Black and a surprise guest 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*

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 a mystery celebrity guest from the hit show Vikings (details to follow).

We will have a full day of interactive hands-on activities such as:

  • Digital experiences (such as recreating archaeological sites in Minecraft and experiencing the world of the Vikings through Virtual Reality)
  • Simulated excavations
  • Ancient writing
  • Period musicians
  • Exploring and sorting artefacts
  • Engaging talks from experts (with links to Game of Thrones, Vikings, and Outlaw King)
  • A surprise celebrity guest
  • Ancient craft workshops
  • Re-enactment groups including the Antonine Guard and the Galloway Longfhada Vikings
  • Guided walks with heritage professionals

And so much more!

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.

Jordyn Patrick, Office and Membership Administrator

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Registered Scottish Charity No. SC001723, Company Registered in Scotland No. 262056

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