Crime and Punishment in Medieval Scotland

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11.15am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3pm

Gilbert Savage, the Executioner - an Englishman, a prisoner of the Scots, who was given the choice kill or be now the Executioner.

Resplendent in black, and equipped with ‘heading axe’, ropes, knives, and the other ‘tools’ of his gruesome trade, he recounts the nature of crime and punishment during the turbulent times in Medieval Scotland.

Of horrendous punishments, for all manner of crimes, but for which the most bloody punishment was reserved for the most serious of crimes: Treason!

Please note this show is not suitable for younger visitors or those of a nervous disposition.