Grizzly Vikings and tooled-up Romans helped history come alive during the Rock of Ages festival.

Kids of all ages enjoyed a spectacular day out at Dumbarton Castle last weekend where visitors got the opportunity to learn more about Scotland’s rich history.

They came face-to-face with costumed performers portraying historical figures, some of whom helped recreate famous events from the Roman age through to the Second World War.

Various suffragettes as well as Mary Queen of Scots and even Robert the Bruce made an appearance at the West Dunbartonshire event.

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Now in its fifth year, the 2019 event focused on the Vikings, celebrating Norse heritage and exploring how the Vikings’ influence continues to this day.

Visitors watched in awe as warriors re-enacted the 9th century siege of Dumbarton Castle led by Olaf the White and Ivar Beinlaus, before visiting their camp to find out how they lived, what they ate and how they made their weapons and clothes.

Those familiar with CBeebies show Gudrun the Viking Princess, got the chance to meet King Sigurd played by Johnny McGuinness.

A spokesman for Historic Environment Scotland, who manage the visitor attraction, told the Post: “Dumbarton Castle was certainly rocking over the weekend.

“We were delighted to welcome hundreds of visitors over the two days.”

Many thanks to Rob McDougall for providing images from the day.