Scone Palace is to feature in the next episode of BBC Songs of Praise as the popular TV programme visits Perthshire this Sunday, May 27 at 16.25 on BBC One.
Presenter Claire McCollum recently visited the Palace, the first time the BBC programme has filmed there, to learn more about its role in Scotland’s religious history.
Welcomed by Lady Mansfield, Claire explored Scone Palace’s position as an Abbey and religious centre from the 9th-12th centuries. Lady Mansfield spoke with Claire about the significance of the famous Moot Hill, as well as the Palace being the crowning place of Scottish Kings.
The programme visits Scone Palace as part of an episode dedicated to Perthshire. Claire also experiences the Perthshire countryside on horseback and visits an inter-denominational Christian adventure camp.
Local minister, Revenant Scott Burton takes JB Gill kayaking on the River Tay and hymns will come from St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth during the programme.
Lady Mansfield enjoyed meeting with the Songs of Praise team and celebrating Scone Palace’s historic and religious significance in Scotland. She said:
“It has been wonderful welcoming BBC Songs of Praise to Scone Palace and sharing our long history with Claire McCollum. With all 42 Kings of Scotland, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, crowned right here on the Stone of Scone on Moot Hill, Scone Palace’s connection to our religious history is hugely significant.”