A few years ago, I organised a couple of "Viking Raids" on Arbroath, which involved bringing two Viking longships over, battle re-enactments etc and the finale was setting fire to a mock Viking longship at night.
They were great fun to organise and take part in and I had wanted to organise another one, but was seriously lacking in the time required to pull it off. But having recently joined the committee of Seafest, which (no prizes for guessing) is a local festival which celebrates Arbroath's connection with the sea, the opportunity arose to combine the two events.
Having had a chat with the Vikings, it looks like we may be good to go. The pictures are from previous 'raids'. If you are up this neck of the woods over the weekend of the 16th/17th August, you could do a lot worse than come to Arbroath and see this for yourself.
(the third one down I'm the one in black with the beard)