members of the public are being invited to step back in time and try their hand at ancient royal sports and pursuits in Holyrood Park.
Archery and falconry will feature as part of the free event organised by Historic Scotland.
And if ground conditions permit, there will also be a display of artificial lure coursing with whippets.
Queen Elizabeth I formalised the rules of this sport which, as a result is historically known as “The Sport of Queens”.
Matt McCabe, interpretation ranger at Historic Scotland said: “Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the long heritage of these activities and their links to the rich past of Holyrood Park, together with its importance as a royal hunting ground.”
He promised an entertaining day out, adding: “Come and find out about some fascinating traditional outdoor activities which are less common today, for example you can come along and try your hand at archery, a favoured sport of kings and commoners through the ages.
“Falconry was another great pastime of centuries past and we’ll have a variety of magnificent birds of prey here for people to get right up close to. This is the fifth year we’ve been running this event which is always a popular and entertaining day out.
The activities are available on Sunday from noon until 4pm More information is available on 0131 652 8150 or by emailing hs.rangers@ scotland.gsi.gov.uk