THE anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn will be be marked with a medieval campsite re-enactment this weekend.

Run by the National Trust for Scotland, the event, which runs on both Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 June, kicks off a summer programme of events and activities at the site.

This family-friendly event will transport visitors back in time to the Scottish army’s campsite with a selection of tents showing what life was like at the time.

It also features a whole host of activities, such as fighting and weapons demonstrations with a dozen dedicated re-enactors, hobby-horse jousting, calligraphy sessions and more.

The Battle of Bannockburn experience gives visitors a taste of medieval battle thanks to immersive 3D technology, and the chance to try their hand at the battle tactics which secured Robert the Bruce’s most famous victory. 

The site is believed to be the spot where Robert the Bruce and his men camped the night before the famous battle which saw them defeat the forces of Edward II.

It is one of a handful of battlefields in the care of the National Trust for Scotland whose members, donors, volunteers and staff help to protect Scotland’s natural and national treasures for everyone to enjoy.

The National Trust for Scotland’s Operations Manager at Bannockburn Jonathan Brown said: “Throughout the summer, we are running a series of talks exploring the history of the battle, and we’ll have our popular weapons and armour handling sessions.

"To keep the kids entertained, we will have storyteller sessions, craft activities, and film screenings of family-friendly classics!

"What’s more, the café offers a delicious menu and our gift shop includes a whole range of local Scottish produce and memorabilia.”

For more information about Battlefest and the Battle of Bannockburn visit