Welcome to the Shire of Caer Caledon! We're the university's medieval re-enactment society, home of fighting, feasts, and fun!
Feel free to contact us via email (shire@) or facebook (ShireStAndrews), or ask to be added to our mailing list to be kept updated on our news and events.
We also have an instagram (shireofcaercaledon) and twitter (ShireStAndrews)!
Feel free to contact us via email (shire@) or Facebook (Shire of Caer Caledon) or ask to be added to our mailing list to be kept updated on our news and events. 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 are 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.
We are here solely for students of the University of St Andrews. We exist to make the student experience as strong as it can be, to provide services for students, and to represent student views to the University and beyond. We are a charity registered in Scotland and we are mostly volunteers, from members of the SRC and SSC to Ents Crew, all the society committee members to the Trustees of our Board.
Phone: (01334 46) 2700Fax: (01334 46) 2740
St Mary's Place
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