An Arbroath-based living history group is joining forces with a Brechin railway museum to bring a unique event to Angus Heritage Week.
During Angus Heritage Week, on September 14 and 15, the North Sea Pirates group will descend upon the Caledonian Railway and bring the golden age of piracy with them. During the Railway Pirates event there will be lots of fun activities such as train rides, signing the Pirate Code, a treasure hunt, bouncy castle and a pirate dockyard.
The event is inspired by the attack on Arbroath in 1781 by the French privateer ‘Fearnought’ commanded by Captain Fall. The Caledonian Railway received a Community Grant from Angus Council which made the event possible.
A spokesperson for the Caledonian Railway said: “We’re grateful to Angus Council for helping us to make the event happen and their support has allowed us to work with the North Sea Pirates group to celebrate an interesting part of history.”
More information on the event and tickets for The Railway Pirates can be found on the railway’s website at www.caledonianrailway.com