Thereâ€™s plenty ways to celebrate Motherâ€™s Day this weekend, whether itâ€™s with flowers, chocolates or afternoon tea.
But you can also explore the fascinating stories from some of Scotlandâ€™s most powerful and inspirational women and mothers from history.
In 16th century Scotland, Queen Mary of Guise fought to retain the Scottish crown for her young daughter, the fateful Mary Queen of Scots. Head for Stirling Castle on Sunday 30 March for the Power Behind the Throne event, where youâ€™ll meet Queen Mary and hear all about her life and role as a mother. Children can make cards and gifts for their mums too, while tours will focus on other significant women from the castleâ€™s past.
And these connections to powerful women and mothers continue across Scotland.
At Edinburgh Castle, visitors can explore the Royal Palace where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to her son James VI in 1566, and the picturesque St Margaretâ€™s Chapel was built in memory of Queen Margaret who gave birth to no fewer than three kings of Scotland.
But itâ€™s not just royalty who held all the power and influence. In Dundee, the Dundee Womenâ€™s Trail celebrates inspirational female figures from across the city. It was even given the nickname the ‘She Town’ as women and children far outnumbered men in the Dundee jute mills of the 19th century.
And if youâ€™re still looking for that afternoon tea â€“ why not continue the royal connection and treat your mum aboard the Royal Yacht BritanniaÂ in Edinburgh?