Top abbey event

POP along to Arbroath Abbey on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, and meet some of the earls and barons who put their name to The Declaration of Arbroath.

Scotland’s nobles swore their independence from England in the declaration, which is arguably the most famous document in Scottish history.

Find out about the bitter feuds between different nobles and see the violent means they took to pursue them.

Alison Stalker, Interpretation Officer at Historic Scotland said: “This colourful event will bring to life the intrigue and drama surrounding this remarkable document.

“Visitors will also be able to learn about Robert the Bruce, and to get up close to history by talking to the re-enactors to discover what life was like in the 14th century.”

This event, for all the family, also includes weaponry displays and calligraphy demonstrations.

It runs from 12 noon till 4pm, and is included in the Abbey’s normal admission price – adult £5.50, concessions £4.40, and child £3.30.

Admission is free for Historic Scotland members.