This year’s archaeology fortnight has seen events at three of the county’s most important battlefield sites: Dunbar 1650, Pinkie 1547, and of course, Prestonpans 1745.

Our own contribution came on the final weekend of activities, beginning with a walking tour of the battlefield on 16th September. The walk was well attended despite the damp weather, and explored the area from Tranent Churchyard down the waggonway to the Memorial Tables, then west to Bankton and the Gardiner Monument.

Meanwhile, back at our Museum, young visitors were invited to show their creative sides by taking part in a number of craft activities. They had the opportunity to colour in a Highland soldier to add our “charge collage”, to design their own Highland targe, or weave some paper tartans. Most excitingly of all, there was even a chance to dress up as the Prince himself, and pose at his table on the museum stage! Daniel and Yvonne from the Alan Breck’s Regiment came along in authentic period clothing, adding greatly to the occasion.

Our thanks to all those who came along!