Jousting at Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, was the site of the recent jousting tournament staged in front of the castle. A BBC News In Pictures articles offers "stunning" photos of the action. (photos)

The event took place July 5-6, 2014.

From the Linlithgow website:

In a daring display of horsemanship and skill our knights will do all they can to better their opponent from knight on knight jousting, ring jousting and foot combat. Hear the thunder of hooves and the crack of lances splintering as our knights battle it out in the arena.

The Linlithgow website also includes a short video of this year's activity.