Bute pupils celebrate Shakespeare at Mount Stuart

Morven Gregor, Mount Stuart's education officer, shows off their special Shakespeare cake which was made to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.
Morven Gregor, Mount Stuart's education officer, shows off their special Shakespeare cake which was made to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

Pupils from the island’s three primary schools visited Mount Stuart on Friday for a special day celebrating the life of William Shakespeare.

The schools have been working on a Shakespeare First Folio project with education officer Morven Gregor, designing their own front covers for the historical document which made international headlines last month when it was verified as a genuine folio. The pupils posed questions to Mount Stuart staff on the find, saw their work displayed alongside the Folio, and even enjoyed a special cake made to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.

As an extra treat, all the children present were given a special ticket which will grant them free entry (for as many visits as they’d like!) to the house and gardens for the remainder of the season. This special offer has also been extended to all primary pupils throughout Argyll and Bute.

For more information on Mount Stuart House, visit their official website.