It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Scone Palace as the five-star visitor attraction prepares to give the public a rare opportunity to see its stunning state rooms in all their festive splendour.
On Sunday December 16, Scone Palace will, for the first time, give visitors the chance to see the Palace's grand state rooms adorned with magical decorations, from sparkling candles and baubles to the magnificent Christmas tree.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy the Palace's incredible collection of antiques and rare paintings including the iconic portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray which was recently featured on the BBC's popular art seriesFake or Fortune.
To add to even more Christmas cheer, The McAndrews Sisters, a Perth-based vocal trio, will perform Christmas carols for visitors to enjoy and sing along with during the special event. The Coffee Shop will be open for visitors to enjoy a hot drink and a home-baked treat. The Food Shop will also be open for those looking to pick up some last-minute Christmas presents.
This one-off event follows the Palace's annual and hugely popular Christmas Carol Concert on Thursday December 13, which has already sold out. There is also a Christmas wreath workshop on Friday December 14 which is run by Stirlingshire florists Bramble Thyme Flowers. Participants will learn how to make beautiful, hand-made wreaths using moss, foliage and seasonal accessories during the popular workshop.
Stephen Brannigan, Head of House Opening at Scone Palace, said:
"Every year, our State Rooms look even more spectacular when all the Christmas decorations have been put up. We thought why not share some of this Christmas magic with the public and invite people to soak up some of the Christmas spirit with us as well as enjoy some Christmas carols. We hope people will come along and enjoy the festivities."
The State Rooms opening for Christmas is from 10.00am-3.00pm on Sunday December 16 and entry is £6 per person. The Christmas wreath workshop is from 10.00am-12.30pm on Friday December 14 in the Old Kitchen and is £55 per person (all materials are provided).
To book or for further information visit www.scone-palace.co.uk/whats-on