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The 452nd Anniversary Lecture of the Coronation of James VI – 29 Jul 19

30 May 2019

The 452nd Anniversary Lecture of the Coronation of James VI will take place at the Church of the Holy Rude in Stirling on Monday 29 July 2019 at 7.30pm.  This will take the form of a lecture – “The Honours of Scotland” by Charles J Burnett (former Ross Herald) and Mrs Elizabeth Roads, LVO, Snawdown… Read More ›

Visit to Haddington – 16 Jun 19

Sunday 16 June – Visit to Haddington for talk by David Affleck about the Hepburns of Smeaton-Hepburn and to visit Hailes Castle.

Visit to University of Glasgow – 13 May 19

Monday 13 May – Visit to University of Glasgow for talk by Dr Steven Reid about his project on Mary Queen of Scots and to see artefacts relating to Mary.

English Branch AGM, Old Hall Hotel, Buxton – 05 Oct 19

For later in the year, we have our English branch AGM to look forward to, which is to be held in the Talbot room, at the Old Hall Hotel in Buxton on Saturday 5th October 2019.  This as ever, will be a wonderful opportunity for members to mingle and to welcome two speakers, as yet… Read More ›

Bolton Castle, North Yorkshire – 29 Jun 19

A Summer outing to Bolton Castle, Castle Bolton, North Yorks. – Saturday 29th June 2019. Bolton Castle in Wensleydale, is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles. Originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land, the castle bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history, not… Read More ›

The Annual Society Gathering, Edinburgh – 13 April 19

THE MARIE STUART SOCIETY ANNUAL GATHERING                     RIDDLE’S COURT, 322 LAWNMARKET, EDINBURGH, EH1 2 PG SATURDAY 13 APRIL 2019 Outline programme               10.00am tea and coffee available and small exhibition of archive materials including postcards and photographs of recent events 10.30am Marie Stuart Society Annual General Meeting 11.30am ‘Royal and mid-16th century heraldry” – Elizabeth Roads,… Read More ›

Service to commemorate Mary’s death, Fotheringhay – 03 Feb 19

Further to the outline information in the October Journal, here’s the detailed timings and arrangements for the events on Sunday 3 February 2019 to commemorate Mary’s death. A Benefice service (members of other congregations are welcome to attend) dedicated to Mary is to take place in St Mary and All Saints Church, Fotheringhay PE8 5HZ… Read More ›

Talk by Alex Nye – 08 Feb 19

Talk by Alex Nye describing how she came to write her novel – “For My Sins” – A memoir by Mary in her last days – Friday 8 February.

Marian events coming up in 2019

There’s a number of Marian events and activities coming up that I thought members would be interested in – either to attend or simply to know that Mary is attracting interest in many places and in many formats.   Mary Queen of Scots Banquet – Borthwick Castle – 19th January 2019: web link: https://www.borthwickcastle.com/dining/maryqueenofscots.html Mary Queen… Read More ›

Hampton Court Palace – 27 May 18

Hampton Court Palace – Sunday 27th May 2018 – Meeting Alison and Richard at the front door 12 noon. Look around the house then gardens. There is no MQS relevant memorabilia however they did hold a conference at the end of 1568, but unfortunately there are no records and the rooms where it was held… Read More ›

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