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Stirling Castle seeks a Junior Reporter

14 September 2012

Junior Reporter Competition - Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, recently rated the UK’s best heritage attraction, is looking for a budding young journalist to report on its Renaissance Revelry event, six days of renaissance fun for all the family at the castle this October.

Open to children between the ages of 5 and 12, the junior reporter will be invited along to the event with their family to take part in the activities and interview the renaissance characters from the past at the castle as part of a special filmed report.

To enter, young people need to decide which historic figure through time they would like to interview and what they would ask them.  They then need to email their response to the Stirling Castle website,, by Wednesday 3rd October at 12 noon.

The Renaissance Revelry event takes place at Stirling Castle from 11-16th October and is designed to allow visitors to step back in time and experience different aspects of life in the royal court.

Activities range from the opportunity to dress as a Lord or Lady of the court, to designing a coat of arms or, if feeling adventurous, testing your skills with a cross bow!

Gillian MacDonald, Executive Manager at Stirling Castle said;

“Renaissance Revelry is hugely popular with visitors of all ages, but is especially suitable for families, as it’s a really fun, interactive way to experience first hand the castle at the height of its renaissance heyday.

“This year we wanted to do something different by offering young visitors the chance to experience the event from a different angle. What better way to find out more about life at the court at this time than by becoming the castle’s very first renaissance reporter?”

Renaissance Revelry will take place at the castle each day from Thursday, 11th October until Tuesday 16th October from 12 noon to 4.00pm and is included in the admission price to Stirling Castle.

For further information on the competition, including terms and conditions please visit the Stirling Castle website at

Notes for editors:
1. For all the latest on what is happening at Stirling Castle, visit our website at and sign up for our free e-newsletter.

2. Stirling Castle was recently rated the UK’s favourite heritage attraction by members of Which ? magazine. The survey of Which? members rated the castle as the UK’s top heritage attraction, impressing in areas such as value for money, customer service and quality of information.

3. Historic Scotland has 345 historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart Castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae. For further details visit:  

4. Historic Scotland around the web:

5. 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:

6. 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

Iona Matheson
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8703 or 07827 956 858