SOME 2000 years of Scottish history to life with a unique time-hopping history extravaganza this weekend as The Rock of Ages returns to Dumbarton Castle.

History camps will transport visitors through the ages, providing them with the opportunity to meet historic characters, including Mary Queen of Scots and Napoleonic soldiers.

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, troops will guide history buffs through the trenches, giving them a taste of battle scenes in no man’s land to experience life on the front line. Each day there will be an aerial display by a replica British fighter SE5 aircraft.

Suffragettes will also be in attendance 100 years since some British women first got the vote.

Visitors can hear tales from Roman soldiers who were stationed along the Antonine Wall in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, find out how Vikings lived, and try their hand at everyday medieval skills.

Families are encouraged to go along to try their hand at stone carving, calligraphy, coin and flour making, and Viking games.

Laura Gray, assistant events manager at Historic Environment Scotland, said: “We’re really excited to bring The Rock of Ages back for another action-packed weekend. With our new First World War trenches and life-like battle-scenes, there’s even more opportunity for families to delve deeper into Scotland’s past.”

Taking place from 12 noon until 4pm this Saturday and Sunday, the exhibition is free for Historic Scotland members.

For non-members, it’s £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and £6 for children aged 5 -15 years-old. Family tickets are available.