South Scotland

In pictures: Traquair medieval fayre

Traquair fayre Image copyright Graham Riddell

Traquair House provided the backdrop for two days of medieval entertainment at the weekend.

Jousters and jesters came to the grounds of Scotland's oldest inhabited house near Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders.

Traquair fayre Image copyright Graham Riddell

Re-enactors from France and Poland joined entertainers and traditional traders from across the UK.

Among the events at Traquair were a cannon-firing display, archery, military drills and the "occasional skirmish".

Traquair fayre Image copyright Graham Riddell

A range of demonstrations of ancient crafts was also on offer along with falconry displays.

Traquair dates back to 1107 and has been lived in by the Stuart family since 1491.

Traquair fayre Image copyright Graham Riddell
Traquair fayre Image copyright Graham Riddell
Traquair fayre Image copyright Graham Riddell
Traquair fayre Image copyright Graham Riddell
Traquair fayre Image copyright Graham Riddell

All pictures copyright Graham Riddell.

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