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Monty Python fans to reunite at Doune Castle this Sunday

12 September 2012

Monty Python fans will be making their way to Doune Castle this Sunday this Sunday, 16th September 2012.

The magnificent medieval castle, which featured in the iconic film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is hosting a Monty Python inspired event with enactments of some of the favourite sketches from the film, a Monty Python Idol competition, a silly sing-a-long and a prize for the best costume.  

Gillian Urquhart, Historic Scotland’s Events Manager said: “This has to be our most surreal and silliest event of the year, with lots of fun for everyone.  

“So why not get yourself a costume and come along as your favourite character and take part in our Monty Python and the Holy Trail.”
The event takes place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Book online in advance at

Adults £13:00, Concession £10.00, Child £7.20. 10% discount for Historic Scotland members

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with ensuring that our historic environment provides a strong foundation for a successful future for Scotland. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

  • 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

                                                     Year of Creative Scotland 2012

For further information

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