There Was Something About Mary!

We have been extremely busy since the last update to the page.

We were delighted and honoured to be a part of the inaugural Mary Queen of Scots Festival in Kinross. The festival celebrated the life and times of Mary, and Trust volunteers brought Mary and her entourage to life. The festival also celebrated local produce from the surrounding area, as well as raising funds for various good causes. The event proved to be such a success, that it has already been confirmed for next year, with funds in place for further years too. You can see pics from this event HERE!

As most of you know will know, our HQ is the lovely village of Callander, near Stirling. The village recently held The Callander Railway Festival, commemorating 50 years since the railway’s closing. The festival looked back at how the railway influenced the village, and Trust volunteers brought a bit of Victorian Callander to life. As well as members in period costume and an exhibit looking back at the village’s Victorian history, we also had fun activities for younger visitors and broke in our recently acquired popcorn and candy floss machines. Pics from this event can be seen HERE!

Combat International, our group of trained warriors, have been busy fund-raising in their own unique way. We’ve been providing warriors for an on-going filming project (contract commitments prevent us from giving out further info!), as well as working on a motion capture project with the team that brought The Battle of Bannockburn exhibit to life.

As we hit the final stretch of the year, we still haven’t got time to rest. We’re in fully swing preparing for our Halloween event, looking forward to working with folk legend Dougie MacLean at his Perthshire Amber Festival, and thinking ahead to this year’s Yule event.

Once again, we’d like to thank all of our volunteers, supporters and visitors. We are humbled that so many of you share our vision for bringing a slice of Scottish history to life, through our DunCarron project. Your help and support is invaluable to us, and very much appreciated! We hope you’ll come along and see us at one of our forthcoming events.

Image: Volunteer Tania as Mary Queen of Scots.


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