Dazzling display from Knights on the Peel

Jousting at Palace
Jousting at Palace

Linlithgow Palace and the Peel was the place to be as knights on horseback gave an amazing display of horsemanship and skill.

The event, organised by Historic Scotland, saw the Palace transformed to the Renaissance period. Visitors had the opportunity to view birds of prey and be entertained by the Court Jester. The Palace Guard also informed visitors how they prepared for battle as rumours of war swept through Edinburgh and Linlithgow.

Readers have the chance to witness the spectacular event again this weekend when the show is staged between 12.30pm and 4.30pm tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday.

Gillian Urquhart, events manager at Historic Scotland said: “This is a fabulous day out for all the family. Linlithgow Peel is the perfect setting for this dramatic display of horsemanship as you cheer on your favourite knights to victory.

“In addition to the jousting on the Peel there will be a colourful medieval encampment and full programme of supporting activities and presentations including demonstrations on how a medieval knight would dress for war.

Tickets priced £12 adults; £9.60 concessions; £7.20 children (5-15). Free admission for Historic Scotland members and children under five.