Mary Queen of Scots

The Marie Stuart Society

Registered Scottish Charity Number SC044300

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The Marie Stuart Society

Maquette of the statue

A model of the sculpture of Mary
to be erected at Linlithgow Palace

Formed in 1992 to mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of Mary, Queen of Scots at Linlithgow, the Marie Stuart Society promotes further study of her life and times through research, lectures, activities and publications.

Over the years the Society has been involved in many projects. For instance we have:

  • Erected plaques at a number of different venues including Leith, Dumbarton, Carberry and Sheffield Manor.
  • Planted a tree at Dundrennan Abbey
  • Financed the restoration of rare books in Lambeth Palace Library
  • Initiated an essay/poetry competition for primary schools throughout Scotland; being overwhelmed by the response

We have now succeeded in raising sufficient funds to erect a statue of Mary at her birthplace, Linlithgow Palace. 

Unveiling of the Statue - 25th April

The new statue of Mary, Queen of Scots will be unveiled on the Peel outside the Palace of Linlithgow on Saturday, 25th April 2015 at 2.0 p.m. All are very welcome to attend.

Membership Benefits

There are branches both in Scotland and in England where members can attend regular meetings and outings.

A Journal is produced three times a year and is circulated to all members. It contains interesting and sometimes little known information about Mary, her courtiers, her people and her times. Correspondence and research are entered into and a sizeable library of books and archival material has been built up and is constantly being added to.

We hold an Annual Gathering which members worldwide may attend to meet socially, listen to interesting speakers and enjoy lunch in the historical ambience of the chosen venue.

New Members are always welcome from all parts of the world and we look forward to meeting you all.