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20/07/2011

Following the recent unveiling of an ambitious £12 million project which turned the six apartments in Stirling Castle’s Renaissance Palace into how they may have looked in the mid-16th century when they were the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, Her Majesty The Queen paid a visit to see the results for herself.

During her visit to the castle on 6th July, The Queen reopened the newly refurbished James V Palace.  She then attended a lunch in the castle’s Great Hall – which she officially opened in 1999 after restoration work.  Chris Watkins, head of major projects at Historic Scotland, said that the visit had been a royal seal of approval for the refurbishment work.

ClickNetherfield provided display cases – 6 bespoke Vistas – for the Stirling Heads, housed in a special gallery created on the upper floor of the palace where they are on permanent public display.  The Stirling Heads are a precious national artistic treasure.  34 of these large oak medallions, which once decorated the ceilings of some of the royal apartments, have been handed down.  They are carved with the faces of Scottish Kings and Queens, European royalty, Roman emperors and Classical heroes.

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