Scotland's Year of Stories 2022

VisitScotland / Kenny Lam


May is a rich month for events in Scotland’s history and members of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association can now tell you some of the amazing stories behind them.

Keep coming back to this page as we will be adding new stories regularly and we don’t want you to miss out.

Mary Queen of Scots' daring escape from Loch Leven Castle

Sheila May tells the story of Mary Queen of Scots’ daring escape from Loch Leven Castle on 2nd May 1568.

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Tam o'Shanter

“Tam o’ Shanter” is one of the best-known of Robert Burns’ many poems. Join Blue Badge guide William Kinnaird as he gives a dramatised introduction to the poem and then a look at how it came about.

Live Virtual Tours

Every Monday Blue Badge guides Joe Harrower and Mike Turpie are out telling stories on a live Facebook broadcast. To find out more visit their Facebook Page below, Piping Scot Tours.

Scottish Blethers Podcast

Blue Badge Guides Helen Houston, Liz Lister and Susan Brown also tell stories in their weekly Scottish Blethers podcast which can be found on all major podcast platforms:

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