History Comes Alive at Traquair!

Published 11th September 2017

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September

11am – 5pm

As part of the Borders Heritage Festival, Traquair House is bringing to life its past and if you are planning a visit this weekend you may be in for a few surprises. As visitors tour the house they will be entertained by characters from the past and hear their stories:

Meet Bonnie Prince Charlie as he discusses the upcoming rebellion with the Earl of Traquair

Learn what is was like to be a daughter of the house sent to Europe to be educated

Listen to the Earl of Traquair complaining about his daughter-in-law.

See Mary Queen of Scots in a tantrum about her treatment by Lord Darnley

Experience what life was like for Catholic Priest living at Traquair in secret in the 1690’s.

These five dramatic scenarios will be re-enacted throughout the house throughout the day and there will also be a demonstration of medieval wool dyeing and spinning.

Catherine Maxwell Stuart commented, “ The history of Traquair is all about the people who lived here and we are really excited to have worked with our community theatre company, Shakespeare at Traquair, to bring some of the history alive in a new and dramatic way and one which can be developed in the future.”

Normal admission prices apply and tickets at reduced prices if booked online.

Adults: £8.80 Concessions: £7.80 Child/Conc. £4.50

Tel; 01896 830323 www.traquair.co.uk

Traquair House General 11th September 2017