Vikings and Normans come together in Annan on the 19th. and 20th. August as one of the main events in Annan’s Summer Festival takes place on the Everholm, by the banks of the river Annan.
Festival director Graeme MacGregor explained, “As far as we are aware, this is the first time that Vikings and Normans have been on Annan land at the same time. They are setting up re-enactment camps at the Everholm Sports track where visitors to the event can witness how they lived centuries ago.”
Both groups will demonstrate combat battles as well as teach visitors some of the fighting skills. Each day, the final act will be an exciting, but unusual, climax. To the victor, the spoils!
There will be much more taking place at the ‘Historic Battles of the Centuries’ including the arrival of King Robert the Bruce who will recalling his days of power. For the younger members of the family, there will be kiddies’ rides and bouncy castles. Refreshments will also be available.
The event, organised by Annan The History Town group, takes place from 12 noon to 4pm on both days. There is also the opportunity to save money by buying Early Bird tickets (adults £5; schoolchildren £1) for either day. These tickets are available up to Thursday 17th. August both online at www.annanthehistorytown.org or Little Angels Gift Shop, 108 High Street, Annan.
Tickets will be available on both days (choice of day) -adults £7.50; schoolchildren £2.50.