Edinburgh Castle History
1914 up to 1918
The castle was used as a prison for both world wars. During the first world war 'Red Clydesider' David Kirkwood was also a noteable prisoner.
1941 up to 1945
The Honours of Scotland are once again hidden for safe keping, this time buried in David’s Tower, incase of German invasion.
The castle is at the same time used to hold captured luftwaffe pilots.
Edinburgh Castle hosts the very first Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Written by Shaun Flanagan