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Teviotdale Steel Bonnets – Extravaganza

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June 15 @ 10:30 am

Step into the captivating world of Border Reiver history with the Teviotdale Steel Bonnets Extravaganza on Saturday, 15th June, for a day filled with historical immersion.

As you approach the tower, a small encampment will welcome you, adorned with Equipment and Weapons of a Border Reiver, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey.

Our exhibition beckons you to journey back in time, unveiling the tools, weaponry, and attire that defined the rugged existence of these legendary figures. Delve into meticulously curated historical artifacts, offering an immersive experience into the rich tapestry of Border Reiver lifestyle and traditions.

From intricately crafted swords and shields to authentic attire and essential tools, our exhibition offers a comprehensive exploration of Border Reiver culture. Marvel at the craftsmanship of each piece and gain insight into the daily lives and challenges faced by these enigmatic figures.
Join us for an immersive experience where history comes alive. The Teviotdale Steel Bonnets will guide you through the weaponry and tactics employed by these formidable figures, offering unique insights into their daring exploits and distinctive way of life.

Each floor of the tower tells a different tale:

First Floor – Explore the Food of a Border Reiver: Uncover the culinary habits of the Border Reivers, from how they procured their food to the intriguing array of dishes that adorned their tables, and the ingenious survival tactics they employed.

Second Floor – Appreciate the Fashion of a Border Reiver: Experience the diverse array of garments worn during this historical period, from noble attire to everyday wear, witnessing the fashion tapestry that defined the Border Reiver times.

Third Floor – Discover the Medical History of a Border Reiver: Unearth the essential tools and techniques employed by the Barber, a crucial figure in the medical landscape of the Borderlands. From primitive surgical instruments to herbal remedies and traditional treatments, gain comprehensive insight into the healthcare practices of the time.

The Hollows, Canonbie
Venue Details
Gilnockie Tower, The Hollows
Canonbie, DG14 0XD
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Date :
15 June 2024
Time :
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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