What a privilege it was to be asked by Asha to photograph my first wedding at Scone Palace. Strange that it’s my first as I am only 1.5 miles from the venue.
Fortunately the weather was perfect and the light wonderful albeit October and since it was a lockdown wedding there were only 4 adults and 2 children present. The peacock made an appearance to but she does not count.
I hope to photograph another wedding there soon in 2021 or 2022 – next year being a bit full for everyone anyway so let’s see.
What an amazing venue this is, with the happy couple having a bit of free reign as to which of the splendid rooms to be photographed in and the grounds, with the palace in the background are of course beautiful. I hope to be given the chance of a spring or summer wedding here so that I can capture the couple and their party in front of some of the most amazing trees to be found in Scotland.
For your information here is a bit about Scone Palace and a link to their web site.
Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland’s most important stately homes. Fifteen hundred years ago it was the capital of the Picts.
In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artifacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular tourist attractions in both Perth and Scotland.
Placed in the heart of Scotland
Poised above the River Tay in Perthshire, Scone Palace overlooks the routes north to the Highlands and east through Strathmore to the coast. The Grampian mountains form a distant backdrop, and across the river stands the city of Perth.
History of the Grounds
The celebrated Moot Hill was the ancient crowning place of the Kings of Scots. It is located immediately in front of the Palace and is crowned by a tiny Presbyterian Chapel. A replica of the famous Stone of Scone sits in front of the Chapel.
The village of Scone once stood within the grounds of the Palace. However, when the medieval house was rebuilt as a Gothic Palace in 1803 and the landscaping of the new Palace grounds took place in 1805 the entire village was relocated two miles away and became known as ‘New Scone’.
There are still many reminders of Scone’s past around the Grounds. From the Mercat Cross (Market Cross) and Old Scone graveyard to the 16th-century archway which was the grand entrance to the ‘City of Scone’.
- Scone Palace