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Parkaeology, a new event run by Historic Environment Scotland (HES), takes place this weekend Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September in Holyrood Park.

This is part of the Scottish Archaeology Month celebrations when families can learn more about archaeology.

Holyrood Park is home to nationally important archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. Children will meet some of the archaeologists responsible for looking after these precious and fragile archaeological remains, hear first-hand about exciting research projects and take a walk around the park to visit a real dig taking place.

There will also be a mock archaeology dig and clay pot making.

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Images of school children in historical costumes promoting the event Parkeology to be held at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. Jude Stewart (farmer/hunter), Harrison Stewart (Roman soldier)