6th & 7th July
The Earl of Loudoun’s Regiment of Foote will be taking over the palace and its grounds for the weekend. They will be portraying an army garrison and recruitment July 1651 (following the battle of Dunbar in 1650), where the doors have now been opened to recruit Royalists and Highlanders into the Scottish army under Charles II. There is a sense of urgency and concern about what we are doing. Following the defeat at Dunbar Cromwell has taken Edinburgh, the castle has fallen and he is now consolidating his gains before advancing across the Forth. This will lead to the Battle of Inverkeithing (20th July 1651).
A full range of Living History skills will be on show, from bakery to field kitchen, apothecary and Barbour Surgeon, a witch and witchfinder (torture and trial), as well as various military activities.
Falkland Palace, in Falkland, Fife, Scotland, is a royal palace of the Scottish Kings. Today it is under the stewardship of the Marquess of Bute, who delegates most of his duties to The National Trust for Scotland.
Falkland Palace is in the village of Falkland, 11 miles north of Kirkcaldy and 11 miles south-west of Cupar. SAT NAV to Falkland Palace is in the village of Falkland, 11 miles north of Kirkcaldy and 11 miles south-west of Cupar