Tag Archive: Historic Scotland

Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre set to open

Bannockburn Visitor Centre

It has been the scene of the most famous battle in Scottish history for almost 700 years. Now 21st century Hollywood technology has been combined with medieval combat techniques to turn the Battle of Bannockburn into Scotland’s newest visitor attraction. From dramatic cavalry charges to sudden archery attacks, the sights and sounds of the battlefield…

Bannockburn Battlefield to get new £5m visitor centre for 700-year annivesary in 2014

One of Scotland’s most significant heritage sites is to get a new flagship, £5million visitor centre in an ambitious partnership project between Historic Scotland and the National Trust. The state-of-the-art centre at the site of the Battle of Bannockburn near Stirling will be built in time for the 700th anniversary of the Battle and the…

Secrets of the Stirling Castle skeletons – Meet the experts behind fascinating medieval discoveries

The secrets of medieval skeletons discovered at Stirling Castle will be revealed during an evening with forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black and archaeologist Gordon Ewart. The skeletons were part of a group discovered by Mr Ewart and his team when they were excavating a lost royal chapel at the castle. Two of them – a…