On a sunny day at the beginning of May a small but very select group of S3 History students had the pleasure of accompanying Mr.Stewart (a maths teacher!!) on a trip to Edinburgh Castle.
The focus of the trip was a presentation on life in the Castle at the outbreak of WW1. We were met by our guide Bob who was dressed as a WW1 Sergeant in the Cameron Highlander.
Bob gave us a tour of the some of the areas of the Castle most important in the period 1914-18, then explained what life was like for Highland soldiers before, during and after their time in the trenches.
We visited the Scottish National War Memorial and then awaited the 1 o’clock gun. Bob arranged for us to get right up to the gun – (at 5 past 1) – where Sergeant James Shannon (The Gunner) explained the history of this ceremony and his role.