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2 June 2011
Stirling Heads together at Castle for first time in more than 200 years
Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop today unveiled the new gallery that will display the original collection of Renaissance sculptures known as the Stirling Heads. Ahead of the opening of the refurbished Royal Palace accommodation at Stirling Castle on Saturday June 4, Ms Hyslop revealed the new climate-controlled exhibition gallery.
1 June 2011
Final rehearsals for Stirling Castle's Grand Renaissance Palace opening
Join the fun at this weekend's most colourful event. Final rehearsals are underway for this weekend’s grand opening of Stirling Castle’s Renaissance royal palace. More than 60 costumed performers including jesters, musicians, dancers, swordsmen, cooks, nobles and even two 16th-century queens will be entertaining the crowds. But the star attraction is the palace itself, with its six magnificently refurbished royal appointments, which back in the 1540s were home to dowager queen, Mary of Guise, and her young daughter Mary Queen of Scots.
26 May 2011
Researchers reveal violent deaths of medieval dead at Stirling Castle
New exhibition will bring visitors face to face with knight and lady excavated from lost royal chapel. Scientific research has revealed that at least five of the medieval people whose skeletons were discovered at Stirling Castle suffered brutally violent deaths. Scientific research has revealed that at least five of the medieval people whose skeletons were discovered at Stirling Castle suffered brutally violent deaths.
23 May 2011
Fabulous weekend of fun for Stirling Castle's renaissance palace opening
Sixty costumed performers and a chance to meet two queens. Sixty costumed performers will be among the attractions at the grand opening weekend for the Renaissance royal palace at Stirling Castle takes place on 4 & 5 June. The event, entitled Stirling Castle Presents – A Palace Fit For A Queen, promises to be among the most colourful and entertaining of the summer.
20 May 2011
Magnificent Tapestries arrive in Stirling Castle's Royal Palace
Four fabulous tapestries have been hung on the walls of Stirling Castle’s Royal palace – marking a key moment in a £2 million weaving project. They are the first of a series of seven which are being hand-woven for the Queen’s Inner Hall, one of six apartments within the castle’s palace block which are being returned to how they may have looked in the 1540s.