Stirling Castle shares 500 years of history

STIRLING Castle will open its doors for two evenings next month to share stories from its rich history.

Actors will dress up as characters including Mary, Queen of Scots, and her ladies-in-waiting to tell historic tales to visitors.

Other performers will portray jesters, musicians, and soldiers.

Carnegie medal-winning author Theresa Breslin will read from her new book for young people, Illustrated Legends of Scotland’s Kings and Queens.

Firepits will be lit in the Queen Anne Gardens, while musicians will play tunes in the Great Hall, giving guests the chance to take part in a ceilidh.

The events, on 25 and 26 November, are part of national tourism marketing agency VisitScotland’s “Year of Storytelling”.

Gillian Urquhart, events manager at Historic Environment Scotland, the Scottish Government agency that runs the site, said: “Stirling Castle is not usually open in the evening, so it’ll be a special opportunity to experience the castle by night.

“We have an exciting evening lined up where visitors will be able to soak in the atmosphere whilst wandering the illuminated castle and feel its illustrious past through fabulous storytelling and re-enacting.”

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