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Puppet Shows this Thursday and Friday in the Great Hall at Stirling Castle

14 February 2012

Come along to the magnificent setting of the Great Hall at Stirling Castle on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February and find out all about Scottish History with Hamish the Highlander and his puppet friends.

Performances will take place between 12:00 and 4:00 pm.

Hamish will entertain young and old with his tales of the Jacobites. Janette the Witch will put a spell on you with her magical powers and you can also have the opportunity to meet Pickles, the last bear in Scotland.

Gillian Macdonald, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle said: “This is great fun for all the family. It is a brilliant way for children to learn about Scottish history and culture and is also very enjoyable for adults too! The puppet show is included in the admission price.”

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  • The Year of Creative Scotland begins 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.

                                                      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