She is to make a motion to the Scottish Parliament later this week demanding the body be repatriated. The call is backed by composer James MacMillan and Lib Dem MSP Hugh O'Donnell.
According to Ms Grahame:
She was an iconic historical Scots figure and ultimately the victim of English plotting
Given the House of Stuart's association with Falkland Palace, a place where Mary is believed to have spent her happiest days, that would appear to be an appropriate place to inter her remains.
Was she a victim by the way? Probably yes but she was hardly innocent!
A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland said:
Mary Queen of Scots is undoubtedly held in very great and affectionate esteem by Scots Catholics who admire her religious devotion and fidelity to the church.
As such, there would be significant interest among many Catholics in any plan to repatriate her remains.
Now then my knowledge of Mary Queen of Scots is not deep, I know the story of how she had to flee to England and I do know that she was initially buried at Peterborough Cathedral but in 1612 her SON James VI of Scotland and James I of England had remains moved and interred in a lovely tomb at Westminster Abbey.
So my reaction was well if that's what her son wanted then so be it. What right is it of a politician 400 years later to request her body to be moved? I'm intrigued to read that Westminster Abbey agrees with.
Ms Smith no doubt thinks that she is being a patriot and that this is some sort of step towards her goal of Scottish Independence but let me put it this way that, I wouldn't appreciate some non-entity like her overriding my "express instructions" regarding my parents., so what right has she to override James'?