27 November 2017
This week’s episode of Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets will be dedicated to long-time staff member Jean Stewart, who passed away shortly after the BBC One show was filmed there.
Jean, the Lady Butler, had worked at Scone Palace for 39 years, first for the late Lord Mansfield and then for the current Earl and Countess of Mansfield. Jean, 75, died last May after a bout of pneumonia a couple of months after the filming of the TV programme. She is honoured with a mention in Wednesday night’s episode.
8 November 2017
Record number of scones scoffed as Perthshire attraction lives up to its name
Scone Palace is known worldwide for being the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, among them Robert the Bruce and Macbeth. But visitors to the five-star visitor attraction in Perthshire are not only devouring history – they’re scoffing the Palace scones in record numbers.
During this tourist season, which ran from April to October, Scone Palace has sold a record 42,500 scones. Given that 100,000 people pass over the Palace’s royal threshold, the popularity of its home baked goods has been keeping Palace staff extra busy in the coffee shop and restaurant.
6 November 2017
Scone Palace will offer the public a behind-the-scenes peek at stately home life when it features in a new four-part cooking series, Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets.
The historic Perthshire visitor attraction is known worldwide for being the crowning place of the Kings of Scots. In the new programme, which airs on BBC One on November 29th, TV cook and personality Mary Berry will create dishes inspired by Scone Palace’s long, lauded heritage.
Mary’s visit to Scone Palace takes her off the well-trodden tourist paths to meet the staff and owners, visit its gardens, private quarters and wider estate, and create sumptuous dishes in the Palace’s stunning Victorian-style Old Kitchen. Scone Palace’s kitchen gardens – headed up by Brian Cunningham of BBC’s Beechgrove Garden - provide the ingredients for many of the dishes cooked there, including its annual festive lunches every Christmas.