East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight

29 August – 14 September 2015

Archaeology Fortnight 2015 29th August - 14th September 2015 The popular annual archaeology and local history fortnight will run this year from 29 August – 14 September and offers a range of activities, tours, walks, talks and archaeological digs to get involved in.

The fortnight kicks off with Family History Day at the John Gray Centre, on Saturday 29 August.  Alistair Moffat is coming to talk about ‘Scotland’s Ancestral DNA’, and there are many other workshops for adults and children.

There are excavations to visit and get involved in at Tantallon Castle and Amisfield Walled Garden, and re-enactments by Historic Scotland – ‘Tantallon Uncovered’ and knights in armour at Seton Collegiate Church.

Come along on one of the guided walks at Dirleton village, Drem Airfield, Traprain Law, Pinkie Cleugh Battlefield, and Pinkie House and Chapel at Loretto School.

From medieval weapons and chain mailed crusading knights in Longniddry, Romans and Jacobites at Prestongrange Museum and Mary Queen of Scots in Haddington there is a wealth of activities bringing history to life!

Pick up a programme from local libraries or museums, or download one here.


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