A Viking warrior from Coltness will take thousands of visitors back in time in a colourful and spectacular celebration of history this weekend at Lanark Racecourse.
Andy Birrell, of Applecross Quadrant, will lead the Glasgow Vikings re-enactment group at Scotland’s Festival of History 2010 - the largest historical re-enactment event ever held in Scotland.
As well as seeing the no-holds barred battles from the times of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, visitors can also explore living history camps, meet 15th Century mercenaries, the Covenanters from the time of the Marquis of Montrose and Napoleonic soldiers back from the wars.
The festival is supported by the country’s national events agency EventScotland, with additional backing from South Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Rural Partnership.
Now in its 8th year, more than 40 activities are planned for the festival, spanning 2,000 years of Scotland’s history. Visitors from around the world are expected at the event to witness the spectacular battle re-enactments at the heart of the Festival.