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Come to Stirling Castle for a Taste of the Past

30 January 2012

Come to the magnificent setting of the Great Hall in Stirling Castle on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February for a Taste of the Past.

This event will take place from 11:00 until 3:00 pm and will show how the Royals dined in renaissance times.

Find out about the foods which were considered delicious in those days and how servants prepared the meals.

Gillian Macdonald, Executive Manager at Stirling Castle said:  “We have brought back this event by popular demand. Find out what the Stewart Monarchs and their staff would have eaten at the Royal Court. Great fun for all the family and included in the castle admission price.”  

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  • The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at:

The Year of Creative Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland and VOCAL. More information and resources to help businesses engage with Year of Creative Scotland are available at

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For further information

Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866