The Infant Queen by Motorhome

Mary (age 13) and her Prince, Le Dauphin Francois

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in the UK. It was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018. Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde it was an important royal refuge. The castle protected the infant Mary Queen of Scots for several months in 1548 before her safe removal to France.
Open: Summer (1 April - 30 September), Monday to Sunday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Winter (1 October - 31 March) Saturday to Wednesday (closed Thursday and Friday) 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Admission: Adult 4.00 Child 2.00 Concessions 3.00 Children still on their ‘Dummy Teats,’ suck!

Motorhomers; when securely parked please close drawbridge.

The Prophecy

“It cam’ wi’ ane lass, an’ it’ll pass wi’ ane lass”
These were the prophetic words o’ her faither King James
Oan hearin’ the news o’ the birth at the Palace
He laid doon an’ deid, haundin’ Mary o’er the reigns

At nine months o’ age, oor Mary is Queen
Securely strapped intae her wee baby seat
Wi’ rings oan her fingers, a sight tae be seen
Suckin’ awa’ merrily oan her Royal dummy teat

There were battles a’ ragin’ a’ roon’ aboot
In Kelso, an’ Jedburgh, King Henry did loot
When the wee Queen wis four, there wis an enquiry
An’ for safety took Mary tae Inchmahome Priory

Wi’ loads o’ disorder, at Dunbar oan the border
The English were gein’ us a whole lot o’ hassle
King Henri o’ France, then geid oot an order
“We’ll be there, send Mary doon tae Dumbarton Castle”

Joe Sharp

The Chamber

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