16th century Scotland may have been a man’s world, but as we all know behind every great man there’s a great woman. This Sunday we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day by looking at some of the great women of Stirling Castle who were the heart of the home and the real “Power behind The Throne”.
Mary of Guise will be in residence in the Palace and will be sharing her experience as mother to Mary Queen of Scots. She will recall how she fought to retain the crown for her infant daughter and how she had to leave behind her other children in France to do so.
Our resident historical chef will be in the Great Hall taking a look back at some of the favourite dishes our mothers used to make. Fifty students from local performing Art School, Stageworx, will be dazzling us with dance routines and singing songs from Disney’s Frozen as well as musical theatre numbers.
We’ll have drop-in craft sessions where children can make their own mother’s day cards and lavender bags. And former artist in residence, Iona Leishman, will exhibit two paintings illustrating powerful women of the past here at the castle.
The Power Behind the Throne takes place this Sunday, 30th March, from 12pm - 4pm and is included in the castle admission price. We hope you and your mum can join us and hopefully she can feel like a queen, at least for the day!
From everyone at Stirling Castle we’d like to wish all mums a very happy Mother’s Day.