Mothering Sunday: The Power Behind the Throne
Stirling Castle, 30 March 2014
Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day and discover how women have been the power behind the throne and the heart of the home for centuries, even one as grand as Stirling Castle. Queen Mary of Guise will be in residence in the Palace and will be talking about her experiences as a mother including how she fought to retain the crown for her infant daughter and how she had to leave her other children behind in France to do so.
In the Great Hall our historical chef will take a look back at some favourite dishes our mother’s used to make and the fond memories associated with them.
Former artist in residence, Iona Leishman, will exhibit two paintings illustrating powerful women of the past here at the castle.
Children can make their own mother’s day cards and lavender bags and the guided tour will emphasise the role of women in powerful positions here at the Castle.Location:
Various locations throughout the castle
12noon - 4pm
Included in admission price.
Historic Scotland member