Burns for Beginners

On Wednesday the 25th of January people around the world, not just Scotland, will celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns, also commonly known as ‘Rabbie Burns’. Burns Suppers normally consisting of haggis neeps and tatties (turnip and potato) … Continue reading »

The year that was at Edinburgh Castle

As you are off out celebrating the festive season and enjoying the fireworks on Hogmanay, we wanted to share with you our highlights of 2015. Back in January, a momentous occasion happened, Mons Meg left the castle for the first … Continue reading »

Mons Meg MOT update

As Regional Collections Manager for Edinburgh, Rachael Dickson is responsible for the objects and artefacts at Edinburgh Castle and also the Mons Meg Project. In today’s post she explains the processes that have been carried out during the MOT. What’s happened Mons … Continue reading »

Leaving the castle for the first time in 30 years

Mons Meg, the world’s most famous medieval gun, has now left the castle to have an MOT. The six tonne cannon was transported from Edinburgh Castle early yesterday morning (Monday 19th January) for specialist restoration and conservation work. Over the … Continue reading »