Saturday, 28 April 2012
Castles with attitude
I was working at a Scottish castle wedding today, drawing caricatures for a lovely young couple. Great day, nice weather, a free bar and fantastic guests. I have performed at this castle four times now. There are many hidden gems similar to this, dotted around the country. Castles are becoming increasingly popular for wedding venues. This particular castle is very close to Stirling, the site of Wallace's greatest victory. The wedding cake was ceremoniously cut with a massive Braveheart type sword. I had some free time as the wedding party took there seats at the top table. A small brass plaque with an engraved inscription caught my eye. I just had to have a read. It said - 'In 1682 on this spot - nothing happened'. Somehow, I don't believe it was a genuine artefact!