Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Celebration of the Centuries at Fort George

This event, put on by Historic Scotland, occurs in August every year and is totally worth the visit!  Maybe we are just big kids. We loved it. The fort is HUGE. It's like a tiny village in there. The costumes are really neat, and you have the opportunity to learn something at each tent. There is face painting, military shows, food, and of course, the appearance of a Spitfire, the most famous British fighter plane from WWII. The celebration covers many time periods and events including World Wars I and II, Viking, Renaissance, and Jacobite eras. Take your whole family, including your dogs if you want. Here is a link with more information. Thanks again to Randi and Adam for additional photos!

Torture devices. They put rats in the box and strapped it to a person's stomach. Then they put hot coals on top of the box. I'll leave the rest to you to figure out.

Cooking in the soldiers helmet. They could carry less by using things for multiple tasks!

Steve watching the Spitfire


  At the end of the day there is a cannon fire and gun salute. Super fun!
 Above is a video of the gun salute!

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