There’s been a murder!

30 May 2019

Stirling Castle has overseen conflict, imprisonment and more than one untimely death. From royal revenge to gruesome discoveries, this blog delves into the stronghold’s dark past.

An Author and Three Knitted Dolls Walk into a Castle…

For World Book Night, Megan Murray, author of the children’s Scottish History series Maggie and The Magic Bookcase® sent us her highlights of a day of exploring at Stirling Castle.

Pupils pose in white bee-proof suits

Are you buzzing?

Andrew, Ewan, Alina, Hannah, Aaron, Amanda and teacher Mr Ambrose from Stirling High School, have written this guest blog for us about the work they have been carrying out with Plan Bee at the Castle. You’ll bee a fool to miss this!

Stirling Castle and a Highland Cow

The Warwolf

In 1304, Edward I, the Hammer of the Scots, besieged Stirling Castle. A rain of lead balls, Greek fire and boulders fell on the castle. It was ‘game over’ for the Scots when a terrifyingly monstrous weapon arrived on the scene.

Soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders relaxing during a break in First World War training

An Ancient Fortress and A Modern War

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders based at Stirling Castle in the build-up to the First World War were kept occupied until the very last moments of peace, before daily life at the castle changed almost overnight.

Night view of Stirling Castle

Hello Europe, this is Stirling calling!

Explore Stirling Castle’s lesser-known connections to Europe for Heritage Awareness Day 2018.

garden with roses growing and castle in background

A Long Standing Garden

From bowls to beech trees, uncover the history of Stirling Castle’s magnificent Queen Anne Garden with gardener Brian Sinclair

National Unicorn Day

To celebrate National Unicorn Day, we take a look at some of the mythical beasts you can spot around the castle. How many have you spotted?

More than it Seams

As the internet explodes over dress codes at this week’s Oscars, we take a look at the importance of dressing to impress at the castle’s Royal Court

woman in hard hat and hi vis vest reaches up to dust wooden ceiling

Dusting off the cobwebs

Lynsey Haworth from our collections unit explains how we care for the impressive objects in the palace using some rather traditional housekeeping techniques.

glass mug with a snowflake pattern and an amber liquid inside

Mulled Apple Winter Warmer Recipe

Warm up with our winter warmer recipe for a delicious mulled apple drink – perfect for all the family this holiday season!