Free Livestream - Stirling, Scotland: A Treasure Trove of Hidden History
Broadcasting live from Scotland on YouTube
Friday, November 10th at 3:00 PM ET
Join Context and Scottish historian Beth Reid on a journey through Stirling’s local gems. Unveil the secrets of iconic landmarks like Stirling Castle, National Wallace Monument, and Bannockburn Heritage Centre. Explore the medieval wonders of Church of the Holy Rude and Cambuskenneth Abbey, and delve into history at Mar’s Wark, Stirling Old Bridge, and many more. RSVP for this upcoming free livestream and uncover the fascinating stories of Stirling.
about historian beth reid
Beth Reid was born and raised in Scotland, initially living near Glasgow before moving north to Stirling. She achieved both a BA in Scottish History and an MRes in Historical Research from the University of Stirling, with her postgraduate research focusing on the lives and careers of noblewomen in fourteenth-century Scotland. In addition to teaching Scottish history for Arcadia (Scotland) University’s summer programme, Beth is writing her first book for Pen & Sword Books, titled ‘Women in the Scottish Wars of Independence.' Beth shares her passion for Scotland and Scottish history through content creation and writing. She manages a popular Instagram page @historywithbeth and partners with various organizations to promote Scottish history and travel, including Context Travel.
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Stirling, Scotland: A Treasure Trove of Hidden History with Beth Reid
Friday, December 08, 2023 at 1:00 PM MST
Stirling’s incredible historical significance can be seen through the countless historic gems left behind from the passage of time. From the Renaissance glory of Stirling Castle and the sacred tranquillity of Cambuskenneth Abbey and the Church of the Holy Rude, to the violence of the Beheading Stone on Mote Hill and the rage of the battlefields of Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge, this lecture will explore some of Stirling’s most evocative remnants of its past. We will cover Stirling’s lesser known gems, such as Mar’s Wark, the King’s Knot and Bannockburn House, and travel into wider Stirlingshire to delve into the histories of Dunblane Cathedral and Doune Castle. There is no shortage of drama and intrigue in Stirling’s history, and where better to begin than by exploring the locations that witnessed it all?
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