Schools whose visits to National Trust for Scotland properties had to be cancelled because of the foot-and-mouth crisis will be pleased that major sites such as the battlefields of Bannockburn and Culloden have been reopened. But the trust has also been taking the bloodthirsty history of Scotland into schools, thanks to a longstanding association with the actors of Alba Adventure.
In place of the slaughter a Culloden pupils such as those of St Margaret's primary (cover photograph) have acted out the Jacobite story back home in South Queensferry.
It not need be all gore: Alba Adventure and the National Trust also offer Inspector Stately Homes who helps youngsters discover the meaning of curious artefacts and implements from the past.
Details from the trust's education department on 0131 243 9313.