The Incorporation recently visited Duncarron Medieval Village deep in the Carron Valley Forest. This was one of Duncarron’s regular open days – Spirit of Duncarron 2015. As part of the open day, Saor Patrol played. They are the Trust’s band who both promote the Trust and put a percentage of their earnings toward the Duncarron project. Members watched many representations of 11th century life including the “Tavern” a timber building constructed in the traditional way. They saw a working blacksmith making weapons and armour, mock fighting, archery, wrestling, tugs of war, wood working and various forms of cooking. Ometlan, a traditional Aztec dance group were also present having just celebrated the summer solstice.
Duncarron village was started in 2000 on land leased from the Forestry Commission and is based on an 11th century Motte and Bailey design. Run by the Clanranald Trust for Scotland, it was not until 2008 that the first log of the palisade was put in place.
For more information on Duncarron visit http://www.duncarron.com
Barry Ferguson posted some clips on You Tube and these can be accessed by following the links below:-