Urquhart Castle to host Grand Tournament of Foote this weekend


URQUHART Castle will be hosting a tournament of foote on Sunday, May 6 and Monday, May 7 from 11.00am to 4.30pm.

The castle is found on the banks of Loch Ness and despite its ruinous state, it remains an impressive stronghold with views over the famous loch and Great Glen.

The event is taking place as part of The Year of Creative Scotland, a government initiative hoping to spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths.

Urquhart Castle has views over the famous Loch Ness  Photo: Wknight94

Gillian Urquhart, Historic Scotland’s Event Manager said: “Our fully armoured foot knights will collide in a series of colourful and bone-jarring bouts.

“Come along and shout for your champion – will you support Sir James Robertson whose heraldry is red with a white wolf’s head, Sir John Fraser in blue with three Cinquefoils in white, or will you cheer on Alan MacDonald in yellow with a Black galley?

“You can also visit the living history camp and discover how squires would prepare their knights for battle and see how armour was made.”

A free park and ride shuttle service will be running each day from the car park at Glen Urquhart High School in Drumnadrochit, to the visitor centre at Urquhart Castle from 10 am until 5 pm.

The event is included in the normal admission price:

Adult £7.40, Concession £5.90, Child £4.50

Admission free to HS members