The Skire Siller

Every year at Easter, Her Majesty the Queen distributes specially minted Maundy Money to the same number of pensioners as there are years in her age. Scotland once had its own much more elaborate version of this annual church ceremony. Known as the Gieing o’ the Skire Siller, this event took place at Linlithgow’s historic St. Michael’s Kirk, if the Scottish monarch happened to be in residence at the neighbouring royal palace.

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