Shire of Caer Caledon
Medieval re-enactment society: home of fighting, feasts, and fun.
Many of our activites are divided into our various Guilds:
All kinds of medieval crafting, from jewellery workshops to shield making.
Do you write poetry, play an instrument, or just enjoy performing? The Bardic Guild runs regular sessions to help folk to improve their craft and, at feasts or bonfires, perform them.
Beer! Mead! Ale! Learn how to make the finest of brews with advice from our more experienced members, or experiment for yourself. A fun and versatile life skill.
Clothiers make clothes for fighting in (and just for fun) from various fabrics. We provide sewing machines, cloth, and guidance, and you can make whichever articles you need. Leather-working, shoe-making, and shield-making sessions may also be run by the Clothiers Guild.
The Cooks' Guild uses authentic recipes to create medieval food, some of which may appear at our bi-semesterly feasts.
Sessions are run by local training officers every week, on the lawn behind the library. No experience or kit is needed to join in. If you're a student, the £3 Shire membership fee covers insurance, although if you are not a student you need to join another re-enactment group (e.g. Company of St Margaret, Knights of Monymusk) in order to be covered by their insurance whilst fighting with us.
In addition to the above, and dependent upon social distancing guidelines, we'll also be running feasts and bonfires, as well as encouraging members to share any personal projects. Whilst we have mainly seen a focus on re-enactment of medieval Europe, we'll be very happy to expand our repetoire to include other time periods and cultures if you'd like to bring something new to the table.