Meet TV star Neil Oliver at Stirling Castle
27 November 2009
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FAYRE OFFERS A WEALTH OF GIFT IDEAS – PLUS GREAT FESTIVE COOKING
TV personality and historian Neil Oliver will be at Stirling Castle on Wednesday
evening to chat about his book A History of Scotland
The book follows his hit BBC series of the same name, and is just one of the great
gift ideas at the castle’s Christmas Shopping Fayre.
Visitors to the special evening event, which takes place on 2nd December, from 6pm
to 9pm in the castle’s majestic Great Hall, can also get some expert cookery tips.
There will be a special festive cookery display by John McWhirter, head chef, of
castle caterers Nairn’s. And Nairn’s general manager Richard Gray will be letting people in on
his favourite mulled wine recipe. The castle’s own truffles expert will also be revealing some
of the secrets for successful cooking with chocolate.
Gillian MacDonald, castle manager, said: “This is the chance to do some Christmas
shopping and pick up some great festive cookery tips in the very special atmosphere of Stirling Castle’s
Great Hall. We are really looking forward to welcoming visitors to the fayre and hope it will
be fun for all who come along.”
There will be lots of great Christmas gifts to buy, from local retailers and craft
businesses, plus a host of big name brands. There will be stalls selling a diverse selection quality
merchandise to offer shoppers a great choice of goodies. Even better is that the there will be
carol singers to give the whole event a really special atmosphere.
Tickets are just £5 (free for under 16s who must be accompanied by an adult) with
the admission charge including parking, as well as coffee or tea and mince pies. For
tickets, call 01786 431310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for editors
- Stirling Castle is just one of 345 outstanding historic properties and sites
throughout the country in the care of Historic Scotland. These include some of Scotland’s leading tourism
attractions and most important heritage sites, including (in addition to Stirling Castle) Edinburgh
Castle, Urquhart Castle, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae. For details
of all sites visit: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places and for information on Stirling
Castle visit www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk
- Historic Scotland’s Mission is: to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment
and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.