Timethemes celebrate Tartan Day

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tartan Day was officially marked with a re-enactment of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on its 692nd anniversary.

Despite the drizzly grey weather, a healthy crowd of people turned up at the Arbroath Abbey forecourt to watch Arbroath Abbey Timethemes recreate the signing.

The event started at 13.20 the same as the year when the declaration was signed, and the date used for Tartan Day celebrations across the globe.

It saw the ecclesiastical parade make an entrance through the main door of the abbey, and once they were in place, they greeted Robert Bruce and his entourage of knights, barons, their wives and others, who made an entrance from the Abbott’s House via The Arch.

Once the signing was complete the parade re-entered the Abbey where visitors could look at the static displays on show until 4 p.m.

It was the first time in four years that the signing re-enactment had taken place on the Abbey forecourt after several years of Arbroath Abbey Timethemes carrying out other events.

There were a number of participants who were also taking part in the re-enactment for the first time and they will be attending Glamis Castle with the Timethemes next month to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration.

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