Posted by: ed | July 29, 2011

Heritage Day on August 28

imageFAMILIES are expected to flock to Kinneil Estate on Sunday, August 28, for the annual heritage day.

This year organiser Falkirk Community Trust – supported by Falkirk Council – will take visitors on a trip back to the Knights of old.

Lynsey Wallace from the Trust said: “Visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular jousting show from the ‘Knights of The Damned’.  You’ll also be able to see the Alba Falconry Birds of Prey. Plus there will be archery from the Falkirk Company of Archers.”

Children aren’t forgotten about, with workshops, face painting, on-site storytelling, inflatable fun and a climbing wall on offer. There will also be a charity market to raise much-needed cash for local groups.

The Friends of Kinneil will play its part, working with Historic Scotland, to run free tours inside Kinneil House from noon to 4 p.m. (last admission 3.30 p.m.) Kinneil Museum will also be open during the family fun afternoon.

The event kicks off in the park at 12.30 p.m. and runs until 4.30 p.m. (Please note the slightly earlier start/end times for Kinneil House tours). Best of all admission is free.

Councillor Adrian Mahoney, the leisure convener of Falkirk Council, said: “It should be a great free day out for local families. Let’s hope the sun shines on August 28.”

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