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Visit to St Andrews - CANCELLED

3rd May 2014

Regretably, due to ill-health, this event has had to be cancelled.


Recent Events

Annual Gathering

The 21st Annual Gathering was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh on 12th April 2014.

Events on the day included a presentation by Mr. George Dalgleish, Curator of the National Museum, Scotland on the 2013 Exhibition ‘Marie R’.

National Museum of Scotland - Iconic Queens

In November 2013 we had a visit to the National Museum of Scotland, Chamber Street Edinburgh to attend The Saturday Showcase: "Iconic Queens"

A panel of speakers including Tanya Cooper, chief Curator of the National Portrait Gallery and Jackie Lee of costumed interpretation specialists Artemis spoke on what surviving portraits can tell us of both Mary and of Elizabeth I.

Afterwards we had our 'Christmas' Dinner in the Apex City Centre Hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Talk by Theresa Breslin - "Mary, Queen of Scots - Insights and Images"

In September 2013, Theresa Breslin - Society member and award winning children's author - gave a talk in the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh in which she discussed photographs and notes taken in France and Scotland while writing her latest novel Spy for the Queen of Scots.

Visit to St. Andrews

In August 2013 we attended a one day Conference being run by the University of St. Andrews entitled History of John Wishart.

George Wishart was martyred for his beliefs in 1546 and this year marks the 500th anniversary of his birth. At the time Mary was only three years of age but Wishart's martyrdom was in many ways the catalyst for the Reformation which was to follow in Scotland and no study of Mary's life can be complete without an understanding of these background political events. Read our article on Wishart's life