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Scone Palace: A Storied Legacy and Modern Success

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Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Scone Palace stands as an inseparable part of Scotland's royal history, a majestic testament to the past that has left an indelible mark on countless individuals. With over a millennium of captivating heritage, this esteemed palace has held multifaceted significance, serving as the crowning place of Scottish Kings and even as the original abode of the revered Stone of Scone.

We are thrilled to announce a special event on 29th June, in partnership with Historic Houses, where we will be joined by William Murray, the heir to the Earl of Mansfield. Together, we will delve into the intriguing depths of Scone Palace, exploring its illustrious past and discovering the inspiring story of how this cherished family home has evolved into one of Scotland's most successful businesses.

During this engaging discussion, William Murray will take us on a journey through the intricate details and fascinating anecdotes surrounding the palace. From its architectural grandeur to the symbolic significance it holds for Scottish history, he will share insights into the ins and outs of this remarkable estate.

Furthermore, we will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the transformation of Scone Palace into a thriving modern enterprise. William Murray will shed light on the innovative strategies and vision that have contributed to its success, preserving its rich heritage while adapting to the demands of the present.

Join us on this remarkable occasion as we celebrate the enduring legacy of Scone Palace and pay tribute to the visionary endeavours that have secured its place as one of Scotland's most cherished landmarks. Be a part of this extraordinary event, where history and entrepreneurship intertwine, and discover the timeless allure of Scone Palace as it continues to captivate hearts and minds.

Secure your spot now to be a part of this enlightening discussion and gain a deeper appreciation for the magnificence and resilience of Scone Palace.

Brought to you by Historic Houses

Historic Houses is an association comprised of well over a thousand independently owned houses, castles, and gardens of major historical importance. They represent, advise, and support houses and gardens across the country to ensure that they stay alive for generations to come. Tens of thousands of people all around the world contribute to their vital work through membership. In return, Historic Houses share the fascinating stories of their amazing places with members, and provide opportunities to discover some of the most beautiful and ancient places in the kingdom.

Annual membership starts at less than £52 per person (based on a joint membership), and comes with:

  • a card granting free access to hundreds of historic houses, castles, and gardens open to the public on a regular basis
  • a quarterly magazine packed with exclusive articles and insight from our houses, and custodians of heritage
  • an exclusive members-only portal featuring regular online lectures from owners of houses, historians, and experts

Step into the fascinating world of UK's historic houses, castles, and gardens with a membership to Historic Houses. Join now using code REST05 to enjoy a £5 discount on your first year. Explore our nation's heritage while supporting its preservation. Sign up at

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, William Murray

William Murray is a spirited entrepreneur and custodian of Scone Palace, where he seamlessly combines business acumen with a deep appreciation for Scotland's treasured heritage. Graduating with an MBA from Oxford in 2018, he ventured into the world of international business, specializing in facilitating outward investment in the Far East.

Despite his global pursuits, William Murray remains firmly committed to his family's legacy and the monumental task of managing Scone Palace. Embracing his role within the family and team effort, he passionately guides the palace towards a thriving future, preserving its historic allure for everyone to enjoy.

With a keen eye on progress, William understands the importance of staying ahead of the curve. He infuses a commercial mindset into the estate's management, ensuring its ongoing relevance and attracting new events and opportunities. Recognizing the need for modern asset management, he balances tradition with an entrepreneurial spirit to nurture Scone Palace's growth.

While acknowledging the commendable pastimes of his ancestors, such as breeding pedigree cows, William also appreciates the evolving demands of the present. By adopting contemporary approaches and thinking beyond the confines of tradition, he propels Scone Palace as a modern business that captivates visitors and embraces exciting ventures.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

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