Celebrate history of Gordon Highlanders

Last year's open day in full swing.
Last year's open day in full swing.

Following the success of last year’s ‘Bydand the 200 years’ – an event to mark the Gordon Highlanders’ 200 years of service with the British Army – it’s back again ... and will be bigger than ever!

The family fun day will be held at the Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen, from 10am to 4.30pm on August 6.

Greeting visitors near the gates will be a number of Military vehicles, including a rare Bren Gun Carrier and a 5/7th Gordon Highlanders Jeep.

For children, or the young at heart, there will be a mini children’s obstacle training course, featuring bayonet drill and grenade training.

There will also be face painting and a period photo booth with costumes where attendees can dress up like a soldier or a nurse.

Meanwhile, for adults and children alike there will be an inflatable bungee run.

The 7Scots will be represented by serving soldiers with current uniform and kit.

Also within the grounds, Scotland’s very own Mobile Military Museum will be on display with artefacts from all eras of the British army.

In the gardens, the historians will be providing talks on their historical periods – be prepared for some bangs!

Make your way through the main exhibition in the museum to learn more about the Gordons’ from 1794 to 1994.

The Great War Boys will be on hand in the Luff Room with a large collection of artefacts from The Great War.

Tickets for the event are £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for a family of two adults and up to three children.

Parking is at Johnston Gardens. The museum car park will be closed.