Shire of Harpelstane

People dressed in medieval costumes at a picnic in a Scottish castle


The Shire of Harpelstane is a historic reenactment society. From art to craft, science, or armoured combat, we help our members study aspects of history that interest them, and in turn they teach others.

People in medieval costume performing a circle dance


We normally host events in Scotland, including a very popular Dance Moot and a series of gatherings in Scottish castles.

Our events were suspended from March 2020, due to Covid19. We are now starting to hold in-person events again.

Shire members fencing

Get involved

We welcome everyone. If you'd like to meet up or come to a practice, reach out on facebook or email

Membership to the local group is free, and we minimise costs for events and practices.

Shire members talking to visitors about activities

Contact us

General enquiries:


The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)

The SCA on social media - join in the chat!





Elsewhere on the web

Gaita - a group based in Edinburgh who specialise in medieval music, and in particular the courtly music of medieval Europe.