Tour Scotland Murray Tomb Scone Palace Video
Tour Scotland Murray Tomb Scone Palace video. The ornate tomb of David Murray, the first Lord Scone, stands adjacent to Scone Palace, right on the top of Moot Hill. Sir David Murray saved King James VI from an attack by the Earl Gowrie in 1600 and was made Cup-bearer, then Master of the Horse and finally Captain of the Guard to King James VI. The King made him Lord Scone in 1605, awarding him the lands of Scone which had been forfeited by the Earl of Gowrie. By this time, James was on the throne of the United Kingdom and living in London. In 1621, Murray rose further in the rankings of the noblemen by being made Viscount Stormont. His descendants rose still further, becoming the Earls of Mansfield.