'It left Westminster Abbey under cover of darkness at seven o'clock in the morning.

The Dean and Chapter lined up in their red cassocks and black gowns, watching sullenly as the Stone of Destiny was manhandled into a Landrover and driven away.'

Elizabeth Quigley, who covered the return of the Stone for Scotland on Sunday newspaper, tells the story of how, with the Duke of York in attendance, the Stone of Destiny eventually came to be processed up the Royal Mile and placed in Edinburgh Castle.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20061130 (Radio Scotland)
  • 20061201
  • 20061226 (Radio Scotland)
  • 20061231 (Radio Scotland)