Saturday, 8 September 2012

Viking Festival - Largs

I trip down to Largs this afternoon to see the Viking Festival.

The festival is a nine day celebration of the Viking heritage of Largs, including the Battle of Largs of 1263.

Well worth the effort and everyone seemed to be having a good time. I need to be better organised next year and take in more of the activities throughout the week.

The Viking Village and 'skirmish' is courtesy of the 'Swords of Dalriada' and visitors can witness how the Vikings lived.

I've not seen Largs so busy for a long time - it's such a pity the main car park was closed and made parking even more difficult than usual.

Viking Skirmish Explained

Viking Skirmish

 Battle Commences

Joining in the Spirit at the Viking Skirmish

Typhoon (ZK327) FGR4 Displays

Typhoon (ZK327) FGR4 Displays

Typhoon (ZK327) FGR4 Displays

Spinning Demonstration - Largs Church

Viking Village Entertainment

 Cooking in the Viking Village

Viking Village

 Musician Deep in Thought at the Viking Village

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