History tour highlight for former Queen’s fans

Marie Stuart Society visiting Linlithgow Palace.
Marie Stuart Society visiting Linlithgow Palace.
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Mary’s Meanders, a local award-winning tour guide business was delighted to show the Marie Stuart Society around Linlithgow on Saturday.

Formed in 1992 to mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of Mary Queen of Scots, the Society promotes further study of her life and times through research, lectures, activities and publications.

Most members had already visited The Palace 
and were looking for something a little different during this visit.

Mary’s Meanders step[ped in and designed a one-off bespoke tour, focussing on the Stuart connections.

The group then stopped off for a light lunch at The Star & Garter Hotel before visiting Annett House and St. Michael’s Church in the afternoon. The day was then topped off by a meal at the Park Bistro.

Ronald Morrison, Hon. Secretary of The Society said “we learned a lot about Linlithgow and were made most welcome - all in all an excellent day.” Emma Chalmers of Mary’s 
Meanders said: “This is a perfect example of the kind of package any groups can enjoy, with businesses and organisations working together, to provide a whole or half day visit to Linlithgow.

“The weather was lovely, which always helps, and the Society could also see the spot near the Palace where their new statue of Mary Queen of Scot’s will be erected next spring, subject to the final burst of fundraising.

To contribute to the fund or find out more about the Marie Stuart Society visit www.marie-stuart.co.uk