Mary Queen of Scots Festival

Kinross and Loch Leven

The Mary Queen of Scots Festival 2017 celebrates the rich cultural history and heritage of the Kinross area, most notably its famed connection to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.

Mary Queen of Scots Festival will be held in Kinross to mark the 450th anniversary of the end of the reign of Mary Queen of Scots in 1567, and the time of her captivity in Loch Leven Castle. The event will commemorate Mary Stuart’s life and legacy, showcasing not only the historical importance of the area but also a celebration of contemporary Scottish culture, food and drink. 

Clanranald Trust for Scotland, Scotland’s premier living historians, will transform Market Park in Kinross into an immersive living, breathing historical encampment for two days. In magnificent tailored armour, knights will arrive from all over the realm to show off their finery and prowess in the saddle in a live action, competitive Jousting demonstration. A range of family entertainment, talks, storytelling and a celebration of contemporary Scottish Food and Drink will complete the Festival. 

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