Ahead of our move next August to a new home at Chatelherault, an impressive 18thC house and 500 acre estate, just off J6 of the M74 at Hamilton, we are running a small, free admission taster event on August 19 this year.
The idea is to let all groups, traders et al see the site and highlight any potential problems ahead of next year. It keeps the event in the public eye, lets the estate management see what we can do, and also lets us put something on for potential spsonsors.
Groups so far represented are – Swords of Dalriada; Legio VIII Augusta MGV; Glasgow Vikings; Medieval Clydesdale; Historic Saltire; TASI (The Carrick Free Company); Beowulf; 1st 95th Rifles; The Gordon Highlanders; Kamppfgruppe Schottland; The Desert Rats; Western Desert Recce Group; Scottish Vintage Arms Shooting Club.
Periods represented are Celt/Picts; Roman; Viking; Medieval; Jacobite; Napoleonic; WW1 and WW2.
We also have come and try archery, a couple of traders (we are offering free trading pitches) and falconry.
There are also some other groups who hope to have some representation there on the day and possibly also some demonstrators.
The event at Chatelherault (brown signage from J6 M74 at Hamilton) is on Sunday 19 August, 10-4am.
We will have portaloos on site overnight Sat/Sun and during the show, and a catering unit there on Sunday. There is an option to camp/set-up on Saturday.
There is free admission to the House – which has a shop, displays and cafe – and 500 acres of estate to enjoy.
If anyone is still interested in coming along please let me know asap.