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Borthwick Castle proves the perfect venue for Big Mouth Media


Borthwick Castle has a unique place in Scottish history and regularly provides the ideal venue for traditional Scottish banquets and weddings. A twin towered baronial keep, it was built by the first Lord Borthwick in 1430, whose sepulchre can still be seen with that of his lady in the old village church.

More famously, Borthwick Castle was the refuge to which Mary Queen of Scots, one of the most tragic and enigmatic figures in British history, who fled from Edinburgh in 1567 with her third husband, the Earl of Bothwell, to seek sanctuary.

Nearly a century later it was besieged by the forces of Oliver Cromwell, leader of the Roundheads in the Civil War, and was one of the most important events in the run-up to the dethronement, trial and beheading of the Stuart King, Charles I. The castle walls still bear the scars caused by the bombardment of Cromwell’s cannon.

The most recent event hosted by the castle fortunately did not end in regicide, but saw a fantastic spectacle staged in the sleepy Midlothian village of Middleton, as the staff at Borthwick Castle threw a medieval extravaganza for internet marketing company Big Mouth Media.

Among the organised festivities were fire eaters, poi dancers, medieval drummers, castle ghosts and wenches serving tankards of ale and goblets of wine.

Speaking about the event, Heather Luscombe, Head of Marketing at Big Mouth Media said:

“We wanted a completely unique venue for our event. As a Scottish company, we were keen to go all-out for an atmospheric Scottish banquet and the result was a night to remember. Our colleagues from the Manchester, London, German, Nordics and New York Big Mouth Media offices were blown away by the atmosphere of the place. From the 50 silver candelabra on the banqueting tables, to the piper accompanied by fire dancers, the headless butler serving champagne, and the fake paparazzi snapping all the arrivals on the red carpet, it was amazing!”

Borthwick Castle has had a long and illustrious history filled with romance and drama. The castle is currently available for overnight accommodation or exclusive hire, with central heating and en-suite bathrooms, and retains a medieval ambience that will charm even the most seasoned travelers.

About Borthwick Castle

Borthwick Castle is available for overnight accommodation or exclusive hire. Weddings can be held in the castle chapel, which has a civil license.

Contact Details:
Mrs Wilma Martin
Borthwick Castle Hotel and Restaurant
North Middleton
EH23 4QY
+44 (0)1875 820 514


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