In 1715 Jacobite Rob Roy MacGregor invaded Falkland Palace. Last weekend, 300 years later I went along to learn more about the history at their re-enactment weekend by the The Earl of Loudoun’s Regiment of Foot and Battle of Prestonpans Heritage Trust. A gorgeous, sunny spring day, the flowers in full bloom and the herb garden smelling delicious it was a busy cheerful afternoon. With birds of prey, a living history camp, weapons displays and skirmishes between the Redcoats and the Jacobites it was an excellent event.
The National Trust for Scotland has over 80 properties around the country with most holding events of all kinds throughout the year. Have a look at their events page here and see where you can go this summer.