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Queen Mary helps stuff Kinross coffers

The Mary Queen of Scots Festival is likely to have had a “considerable” impact on the local economy, organisers believe. Thousands of visitors poured into Kinross at the weekend to take part in the two-day extravaganza. Linking in with Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, the festival featured Read more…

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The Wee White Dug meets Mary Queen of Scots

Last weekend, the two-day extravaganza that is the Mary Queen of Scots Festival returned to Kinross.  Being a die hard history geek I jumped at the chance to attend.  Kinross sits on the northern shore of Loch Leven.  Surrounded by scenic countryside and green rolling hills, it makes an excellent Read more…

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There’s something about Mary

Meanwhile, this weekend’s Mary Queen Of Scots Festival in Kinross (September 2-3) is dedicated wholly to Mary, with jousting, music and dance. No doubt there will be an outburst of popular publishing to accompany the forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster, which is due for release next year, but first off the literary Read more…

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Are you prepared to meet Mary Queen of Scots?

On the Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September, step back in time and join Mary Queen of Scots and her entourage in Kinross, as she attends the Joust. Mary would go on many journeys, called Progress, through Scotland, during her reign. It was an essential part of being a King or Queen during this time. Facebook, tabloid newspapers Read more…