Scone Palace is known world-wide for being the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, among them Robert the Bruce and Macbeth.
But visitors to the five-star visitor attraction in Perthshire are not only devouring history, they’re scoffing the Palace scones in record numbers.
During this tourist season, which ran from April to October, Scone Palace has sold a record 42,500 scones.
Given that 100,000 people pass over the Palace’s royal threshold, the popularity of its home baked goods has been keeping Palace staff extra busy in the coffee shop and restaurant.
Stephen Brannigan, Head of House Opening at Scone Palace, said: “Naturally, visitors think Scone is the perfect place for a scone, which means our scones have always been a popular treat for our visitors.
“This year sales have been through the roof. It may be down to the general UK-wide passion for baking.
“Or it could be down to the wider selection of scones we had on offer this season. Whatever the reason, Scone Palace seems to literally be living up to its name.”
Scone Palace, which will share its kitchens and cooking heritage in a new BBC One cooking show later this month, Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets.
The palace is closed now for the winter season, however, visitors can still enjoy a scone at scone in the palace coffee shop throughout November, December, February and March when there is FREE admission to the grounds and gardens. Opening times are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.