Scone Palace to bring history to life with King Robert the Bruce Day

Scone Palace to bring history to life with King Robert the Bruce Day

Scone Palace is taking visitors on a journey back in time this Sunday, 18th October to celebrate the history and heritage of one of Scotland’s most famous Kings, King Robert the Bruce, with a day of learning and fun-filled events including historical re-enactments of the King’s coronation, battle re-enactments and axe throwing demonstrations for both adults and children to enjoy.

Hosted by the Strathleven Artizans, a Scottish group dedicated to promoting King Robert the Bruce and his historical links to the area, they will be dressed in traditional costumes and chainmail for visitors to see how this Scottish King, who was crowned at Scone Palace in 1306, and his men would have dressed centuries ago. There will also be a replica of the King’s sword to see and visitors, particularly historical re-enactment enthusiasts, are welcome to come along in their own costumes too!

A hand crafted replica of King Robert the Bruce’s throne, intricately created by the Strathleven Artizans in partnership with Historic Scotland, will also be on display for visitors to admire.

There will be two re-enactments of King Robert the Bruce being crowned at 1.00pm and 3.00pm which are not to be missed, axe-throwing demonstrations and battle re-enactments throughout the day. Children can also get interactive with a ‘Bling Your Sword’ workshop where they can decorate and personalise their own toy swords.

As well as the chance to explore the world of King Robert the Bruce, birds of prey from Raptor World will be on display throughout the day with a stunning flying demonstration at 2.30pm which is not to be missed.

Heather McArthur, Sales & Events Manager at Scone Palace, commented:

“This Sunday is set to be a fascinating and action-filled day for all the family to enjoy. We are delighted to be working with Strathleven Artizans to bring King Robert the Bruce’s story and legacy to life and make history fun for all ages. We hope people will come along and enjoy the activities and get into the spirit of the day by dressing up and travelling back in time to the 13th century!”

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