Scots at War 
Living History Society

"Where history comes to life"


What we do

Some of the events and projects we have worked on recently.

Next Event

Edinburgh Castle - 28th March 2020

Join us at Edinburgh Castle as we begin the 2020 reenactment season with a bang!

Immersive Living History

We have recently begun to include fully immersive exercises in our calendar, in order to further understand and experience a small part of life in the past, ranging from route marches, to manoeuvres, to public order duties. This year we even have our own trench system dug according to original manuals!

BBC Documentaries

This year we worked with the BBC on two projects; "The Flu That Killed 50 Million" and "Scottish Soldier", providing extras and historical advice.

Scotland Remembers


In 2016 we had the pleasure of working with STV Glasgow at Digging In, Pollok Park filming footage for the Scotland Remembers programme which was shown on Remembrance Sunday.

It was a fantastic experience and the crew obtained some excellent footage, some of which you can view opposite. At times you have to remind yourself that this was shot in a park in Glasgow.

Courtesy of STV Glasgow and Graham Forbes

Director & Camera (and kit man, drone flyer...) Graham Forbes
Producer Alan Forbes
Cameraman Murray Wilson

Yorkshire Wartime Experience

Last year we went down to Yorkshire Wartime Experience, participating in living history displays and battle reenactments. This will be a regular event in our calendar in years to come.

Wartime Experience - National Museum of Flight

We recently took part in the Wartime Experience event at the Museum of Flight at East Fortune. 

Despite the initially chilly weather, our encampment was visited by hundreds of visitors, and Adam (pic) managed to visit the APSS Sopwith Strutter project.


We are very proud to work with Beamish Museum on several events each year. Join us for the Great North Steam Fair in April!

Tanfield Railway

WW1 Event

We had the pleasure of attending the recent Tanfield Railway WW1 event in County Durham. Tanfield Railway is the world's oldest railway, so 100 years ago is nothing to them.


Individual and events

We regularly commemorate those who fell in Great War conflicts all over the globe, such as Gallipoli, the Somme, Arras and many more at events and individually. In the photo above Alex Mallia commemorates his GG Uncle Neil McGlynn, 100 years after his death.

Royal Scots

Museum and Association

We have been very fortunate to work with the Royal Scots Association this year, during  the launch of their new online role of honour and to commemorate the end of the First World War centenary.