Scone Palace plays starring role More4 programme, Discovering Britain

2 February 2016

Scone Palace is to feature on More4’s Discovering Britain, a programme that celebrates Britain’s outdoors, history and culture, this week, on Wednesday 3rd February at 9pm. Hosted by Maureen Lipman and Larry Lamb, the programme explores many of the historic stories that Scone Palace is famous for.

The Discovering Britain production team visited Scone Palace in June last year where Larry and Maureen were filmed experiencing the Palace’s ancient stories, walking in the footsteps of Kings and Queens of the past. Many activities were enjoyed by the presenting duo. Maureen had the opportunity to fish for salmon in the River Tay while Larry got to know Scone Palace’s Head Gardener Brian Cunningham during a tour of the recently reinstated Walled Garden.

The presenters also spent time with Lady Mansfield talking about the history of Moot Hill on which the crowning ceremonies of many Scottish Kings have taken place including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce. Maureen also walked the Long Gallery during their visit, once the longest room in Scotland, where she recited the story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s visit in 1842 when they were witness to a demonstration of the sport of curling.

Their experiences will be shared with viewers on Wednesday evening, showcasing Scone Palace’s rich heritage and many beautiful attractions both inside the Palace and in the wider grounds and gardens.

Sarah Butler, Chief Executive of Scone Palace, commented:

“As one of Britain’s oldest and most iconic landmarks, we were delighted to welcome the Discovering Britain team here last summer to celebrate our heritage and explore some of the remarkable moments in history that took place right here at Scone Palace. We hope people will tune in and discover Scone Palace’s many fascinating stories.”