Scots at War 
Living History Society

"Where history comes to life"


About us

Scots at War is a living history group dedicated to the portrayal of Scottish soldiers, medical personnel and civilians, from 1899 to 1945.

Focussing on the Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment) and the Scottish Women's Hospitals, we aim to experience aspects of life in the past first hand, as well as providing public living history displays.

The Quartermaster's Store


Find out all about the equipment carried and used by the man in the field to feed, wash and do his job.

The Armoury

Weapons of War

Find out all about the weapons used by the WW1 soldier to fight the enemy.


Information and resources for teachers.

We will be offering information and resources for teachers in the near future.


Information and resources for students.

We will be offering information and resources for students in the near future.

Next Event - POSTPONED
Edinburgh Castle - 28/3/20

Regrettably due to the current COVID-19 crisis this event, along with Steam Fair at Beamish, next month, the VE Day event at the Museum of Flight , East Fortune in May, and the Scottish Living History Festival in August have all been postponed.

We will update you on the remaining events of the season as we receive notification.  


WW2 7th Black Watch Mortar Section in action.

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