Living history at Blackness

THERE were muskets and cannons abound at Blackness Castle last weekend when Historic Scotland staged a period event dating back to the 1600s.

As members of the public mingled with Scots regiments as they bravely fought off the advancing Cromwell and his Roundhead army, others found out what life would have been like back in 1651 as they toured the authentic military and civilian camps.

190512 Cromwellian re-enactment at blackness castle.

190512 Cromwellian re-enactment at blackness castle.

Historic Scotland’s Gillian Urquhart said: “The event was great for people to learn about their history and heritage.”

190512 Cromwellian re-enactment at blackness castle.

190512 Cromwellian re-enactment at blackness castle.