Scone Palace’s secrets to be shared in Secret Scotland programme

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s oldest historical visitor attractions, will reveal some of its best kept secrets this Friday evening when Scots comedienne Susan Calman, presenter of Secret Scotland, pays a visit to the historic attraction.

Broadcasting on Channel 5 at 8pm, this week’s show explores Perthshire and takes in some of the region’s stunning countryside as well as the visit to the crowning place of Scottish Kings, Scone Palace in search of secret stories and hidden treasures.

Marketing manager, Margo Baird commented on the visit:

“We’re not allowed to give too much away before the programme airs on Friday night, it is about a Secret Scotland, after all, but we can say that Susan spent quite a bit of time indulging her passion for mazes with our head gardener Brian Cunningham, as well as being guided around the house by Lady Mansfield and Mary, one of our long serving guides. In many respects it’s a very unusual tour of Scone Palace with a real chance for visitors to see behind the scenes, and even what’s hidden behind some closed doors and hidden panels, and we’re sure visitors will be very surprised by what Susan has to show them.”

For those who can’t wait to see the revelations for themselves, Scone Palace grounds and gardens are open to the public this weekend as part of the Snowdrop Festival with free entry from 10am – 4pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter months. 

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