Pageants 655

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  1. 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...

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

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. The Amber Gate
    This was a Girl Guide pageant.

  9. Hail Caledonia
    This was a pageant organised by the Edinburgh and Leith Boys' Brigade.d

  10. Howe of Fife Pageant
    This was organised by the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes in aid of hospitals, and held annually from 1932 to 1934.

  11. The Saut-Box Pageant
    This may have been a procession.

  12. Jubilee Pageant
    This may have been an Empire pageant; the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes were involved. In addition to Blairgowrie, it appears that the pageant was also performed in Alyth. There are images of t...

  13. Aberdeen Coronation Pageant
    This was billed as a tattoo and pageant. There was also a parade and concert. The pageant had five episodes but it’s unclear what form they took (on floats? tableaux?). There was some coverage in t...

  14. Alyth Coronation Pageant
    This pageant was organised by the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes, and seems mainly to have been a parade. There was coverage in the Dundee Courier.

  15. Pageant of Scottish History
    This was a parade organised by the Aberdeen branch of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB); a programme is held in Aberdeen University Library. The local branch of the CPGB also staged the s...

  16. Princess Came to Scotland: Being a Pageant-play of St Margaret
    There is very little information about this pageant.

  17. Kilmory Pageant
    This was a Girl Guide pageant. It is not clear what the exact title of the pageant was.d

  18. The Pageant of Essex
    Following on from the Barking Pageant in 1931, the larger-in-scope Pageant of Essex was staged in summer 1932 to raise money for the newly opened King George Hospital in Ilford. Directed by Frank L...

  19. Pageant of Farnham
    The Pageant of Farnham was the first of many pageants devised by Neville Lovett (the future Bishop of Salisbury and Portsmouth). It was held to repay some of the debts on the Church House (now Vine...

  20. Pageant of Angus History
    Pageants, though they outwardly celebrated the importance of the past, nevertheless did sometimes take place because of an underlying worry that memories and knowledge of history and traditions wer...