Busy October

December 3, 2015

After a quiet Septermber – the club has had a really bust October – with three events – the final event to Groenlo in Holland was the first time the club has been abroad, and was also the largest even the club has ever taken part in.


1/ Scotts Selkirk – 3 Oct

This was a social event on a nice sunny day of music and stovies. The club had no official part on the day and went  as shepherds to enjoy the music and stovies. Scott’s Selkirk has been rescued from almost collapsing. The Christmas part has been dropped – as it is held in October. The even has been piggy backed onto the Selkirk Folk festival, which has added a bigger music element to the day.


2/ Edinburgh Castle – 10/11 Oct

Ths was an Erskines event irecreating the Covenanters siege of 1639. The club helped out, taking the role as pikement. A highly busy and photographed two days of marching about and pike drill was had. As ever, an excellent location, well run by Erskines and a professional time was had by all.


3/ Grolle – 21-26 Oct 2015

This was, according to all who attended – the best ever re-enactment the group had ever seen / been in. It was superb at every level. It contained 3 days of battles – being in kit 24/7 for 5 full days and eating authentic 17thc. food. The entire town of Grolle was behind the event, cars were banned from the town, with many locals dressed up and taking part. There was night time fire torch processions, music, stalls, and lots of Grolsch beer  (being a main sponsor in this its anniverary year). Already plans for Grolle 2017 are being aunched – something wel worth saving up to now.

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