New Netflix film challenge takes in Scone
Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce and Florence Pugh as Elizabeth de Burgh in Outlaw King. Pic credit: Netflix Scone Palace will this week play its part to mark the release of a new film about Robert the Bruce.
Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine as the Scottish king, will be released globally on Netflix today, November 9.
To celebrate the release, VisitScotland has organised a social media challenge with two prolific bloggers connecting social media users with the true story of one of Scotland’s most famous Kings in history.
Neil Robertson and David Weinczok from the social media collective, Scotlanders are set to compete against each other to visit as many film and real-life locations associated with Robert the Bruce in under 36 hours.
Part of the challenge is for David to visit places with a link to The Bruce, and as he was crowned at Scone in 1306, he will make a brief stop at the palace on Saturday afternoon.
Lady Mansfield from Scone Palace said: “As the place where Robert the Bruce was crowned, Scone Palace is delighted to be part of VisitScotland’s Outlaw King challenge.”
With the challenge beginning at 10am on Saturday November 10, Neil’s movements can be followed using the hashtag #ReelOutlawKing and David can be followed on the Hashtag #RealOutlawKing.
“Just as we love that history lovers see us as a necessary stop-off on their tours of Scotland, we’re excited to have David Weinczok include us in his unique whirlwind tour. May the #RealOutlawKing win,”added Lady Mansfield.