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National War MuseumScotland's history of war is chronicled at the National War Museum, situated in the historic Edinburgh Castle. Stroll through the themed galleries and learn about the centrality of war to Scotland's cultural heritage. Discover how Scotland's military history has been shaped by its terrain and position on the map, and by its complicated relationship with England. Join the ranks of sailors, soldiers and airmen; find out why it was appealing to Scots to join the British armed forces. Explore military life on a personal level, stripped of national ideologies and economic..
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.. interests. See the uniforms from different time periods, soldiers' personal belongings, as well as their correspondence with the home front. You don't want to miss the tools of war, of course, so you'll find lots of weapons and clothing: ranging from Highland broadswords to modern assault rifles, and from protective suits and fancy dress uniforms to medical kits. Uncover the mysteries of the Highland soldier, one of the world's most famous military images, and come to know the differences between the Scottish Highland and Lowlands. Finally, there are a lot of paintings, both modern and historical, to help you interpret all you see.