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Scottish legends come together at Stirling Castle

30 April 2008

Historic Scotland announce a brand-new event to take place at one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions, Stirling Castle. Taking place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May Legends brings together some of Scotland’s most famous celebrities from history, spanning different centuries and various iconic moments in time.

Visitors will have the chance to hear the stories of Robert the Bruce, see William Wallace in action and even have their picture taken with Mary Queen of Scots. There will be a special area where children will be able to try out replica outfits from the past for free. A special parade will bring each day to a close and the whole cast will pose for photos.

Gillian MacDonald, Manager at Stirling Castle, said;

“Legends promises to be a great day out for the whole family. The event covers 2,000 years of history in one day, with historic VIPs including Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Marquis of Montrose and even Robert Burns. Bringing together so many icons from history means there is something for everyone, no matter what their favourite time in history may be. This will truly be a legendary experience.”

Stirling Castle itself is legendary: situated high on a volcanic outcrop the castle’s long turbulent history is associated with great figures from Scotland’s past such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. It has seen many royal dramas and witnessed the lives and deaths of almost every Scottish monarch up to the Union of the Crowns in 1603.

Legends will take place at Stirling Castle on 10 and 11 May from 12noon to 16.00 each day. This event is included in the admission price to the castle.

Notes for editors

  • Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture.
  • Stirling Castle is open seven days a week from 09.30 – 18.00 (21 March – 30 Sept) and 09.30 – 17.00 (1 October – 31 March). Admission: Adult £8.50, Child £4.25, Concession £6.50. Tel: 01786 450 000. Entrance to Argyll’s Lodging is by guided tour only.
  • Every year, Historic Scotland stages an extensive annual programme of events at its properties in care, with the aim of bringing history to life in an entertaining and informative way.  For details visit
  • Members can get free entry to all daytime events, plus unlimited entry to over 70 historic properties throughout Scotland. Prices start from £38 a year.
  • Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding 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 information visit
  • Historic Scotland’s mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.

For further information

Laura Adamson
PR Executive
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8959 or 07769 630 763