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  1. Mary Queen of Scots Pageant
    The pageant formed one element of a fete in aid of the Scottish League of Pity. There was news coverage in the Scotsman.

  2. Scottish National Pageant of Allegory, Myth and History
    This was a fundraiser for the Scottish League of Pity, and was advertised in the Dundee Courier and the Scotsman newspapers. The pageant may have been processional in form, but it is not clear from...

  3. Pageant of the Bruce
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  4. Thomas the Rhymer
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  5. Robert Burns Pageant
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  6. Coronation Pageant
    Essentially this was a civic parade, but it had a historical element called the Pageant of Harlaw (recalling the famous battle).

  7. Scotland's Day Pageant
    This pageant was organised by the Scottish Home Rule Association. It was a parade, but had some historical tableaux on floats. It took place in Glasgow city centre, ending in Blythswood Square. The...

  8. Scotland's Crown
    This was a Girl Guides Pageant. It was written and directed by Molly Clavering who was also responsible for a Girl Guides pageant in the Borders.

  9. Crieff Historical Pageant
    There is little information about this pageant, which took place at an unusual time of year – early January. There was a very small amount of coverage in the local press.

  10. Stracathro House Fete and Pageant
    The pageant was organised by a committee, which was set up to raise funds for a parish hall at Stracathro. It is presumed that the hall was attached to the Stracathro parish church and that the chu...

  11. Arbroath pageant, 1954
    In July 1954, the Aberdeen Evening Express carried an advertisement placed by the city's branch of the Scottish Covenant Association; this promoted a bus tour to the Arbroath Pageant to be held the...

  12. Arbroath Abbey Pageant, 1955
    The single biggest change made within the Arbroath Pageant in 1955 was that the religious service, which every year had introduced all performances given during daylight hours, was abandoned. In al...

  13. The [Arbroath] 1950 Pageant
    'Arbroath has definitely put itself on the map of national pageantry', declared the Aberdeen Press and Journal.22 This being the fourth annual enactment of the Pageant of the Declaration of Scottis...

  14. Arbroath Abbey Pageant 1951
    In 1951, the fifth annual Arbroath Abbey Pageant was said to have reached 'perfection in festival year'.26 This pointed reference to the Festival of Britain, made many times in the local press, may...

  15. Arbroath Abbey Historical Pageant, 1948
    The enthusiasm of the pageant organisers at the 1947 Pageant was, if anything, exceeded for the pageant's second outing in August 1948. Having established an Arbroath Abbey Pageant Committee, and h...

  16. Pageant of the Declaration of Independence, Arbroath 1949
    The 1949 pageant in Arbroath was third in the series of pageants that took place to celebrate the famous Declaration of Scottish Independence, which was despatched from the Abbey in Arbroath in 132...

  17. Arbroath Abbey Pageant, 1952
    During the 1951 pageant, some rumblings about nationalism had infiltrated discussion of the event. Undoubtedly, feelings had been heightened by the discovery of the hitherto missing 'Stone of Desti...

  18. Arbroath Abbey Pageant 1953
    The organisers of the Arbroath pageant started off their preparations for the 1953 performance with high hopes. The number of shows was extended to seven, from the previous Pageant in 1952, five of...

  19. Pageant of Sport
    Abinger’s previous pageant had been held in 1934 and was famously written by E.M. Forster, a local resident, with music provided and conducted by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who had been born in the lo...

  20. Adel Church Octocentenary
    Adel is a small, semi-rural suburb in the north of Leeds, West Yorkshire, which stretches across the River Wharfe. The name comes from its Saxon settlers, Adel or Adele meaning a ‘dirty muddy place...