Battle of Bannockburn Experience

Using 3D screens and an interactive battle map, the Battle of Bannockburn Centre takes you back in time to this pivotal event in Scottish history. Established near the site of the battle the centre boasts a unique experience, with holograms bringing the past to life. The main focus is the battle room, where you can…

Christmas Markets DOs and DON’Ts

Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, Christmas markets are among the most joyful events to attend this time of the year: from unique decorations and gifts to delicious foods and fun activities, these fairs truly have something to offer to everyone. However, it is easy to be overwhelmed by all the bright lights and…

Outlaw King Filming Locations

The 2018 Netflix movie “Outlaw King”, stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in his quest for the crown of Scotland. The film was shot on location in Scotland giving it a sense of authenticity. The film also had an overwhelming response to a call for local extras to play footsoldiers in Robert the Bruce’s…

Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, based in Stirling. Run by Historic Environment Scotland, it serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public. Scotland’s historic built environment is a finite and unique resource, yet its care calls for conservation skills that are in short supply. This…

The Battle of Stirling Bridge

History After the Battle of Dunbar (1296), in which King Edward I had sent his commander, the Earl of Surrey, north in answer to a refusal by the Scottish King John Balliol to support his wars in France, the Scottish commanders Andrew Moray and William Wallace had succeeded in bringing under their control the vast…