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Make your Mother’s Day at Stirling Castle

by StirlingCastle 15. March 2012 07:12

This Sunday, 18th March, we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with an array of activity suitable for all generations.

               Mary of Guise Costumed performer at Stirling Castle

 

Mary of Guise, mother of Mary Queen of Scots, will be in residence with her ladies of the court to explain what life would have been like in the Royal Palace at that time for mothers and daughters.  Young courtiers will have the opportunity to make lavender bags for their mothers, just as children of the palace did at that time.  They will also be able to try on some renaissance outfits from the 1540’s.

Iona Leishman, Stirling Castle’s artist-in-residence, will be available in her studio from 10:00 to 4:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday for a drop-in Mother’s Day card making session to help children create a special and unique card for their mums.

And Don’t worry if you have left it to the last minute to buy a present for Mother’s Day, as there is a wide range of quality gifts in our Clan & Craft and Palace Gift Shops from contemporary Scottish designers including Gillian Kyle, Sheila Fleet, and Scott Innes to classic brands like Harris Tweed.  From stunning jewellery and luxury soaps to retro style aprons and designer bags there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.

After all this treat yourself to coffee and cake in our Unicorn Café.

So for a Mother’s Day experience with a difference visit Stirling Castle this Sunday.


Eleanor Muir
Visitor Experience Manager
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