An introduction to the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone. The presenter speculates about how it was used in a coronation ceremony to make somebody king. Did the king sit on it or did he have to lift it? Kenneth McAlpin brought the stone from Dal Riada. News footage shows the stone being returned to Scotland, having been kept in England for centuries.
Mark the crucial events in the history of the Stone of Destiny on a timeline. The pupils can research how the stone was used in the crowning of a British monarch. Research how the stone was stolen from Westminster Abbey and write a newspaper style account of it.