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Freedom's Sword Will Strongly Draw

Claymores, Politics and William Wallace

Thanks in no small part to the film Braveheart, William Wallace will always be associated with the kilt, the bagpipes and the claymore. 2,430 more words

Braveheart

Medieval Edinburgh ... [Scotland]

Cute and small. That is what Edinburgh is for me … Thoroughly enjoyed the several days in this town. The Old Town, with its cobbled streets and the crown jewel (Edinburgh Castle!) is a delight. 248 more words

Travels

Our Scotland Adventure – Day 4

I’ll be wrapping up recounting our Scotland adventures this week, starting with Day 4 which includes Inverness and Sterling.  Since we had arrived to our lodging after dark the… 1,806 more words

Travel

The underrated Wallace Monument in Glasgow that most people have forgotten about

Most people will be able to tell you that Sir William Wallace – one of Scotland’s greatest national heroes and leader of the Scottish resistance forces during the first years of the long yet ultimately successful struggle to free Scotland from English rule – was eventually captured and killed with his body parts sent all over the world to stand as a warning to others. 732 more words

History

Council welcomes Somerset’s first Aldermen

Four former councillors have been recognised for their service to the County Council and the people of Somerset with a new honour.

Last year the County Council agreed to create the new position of Honorary Aldermen. 332 more words

Press Releases

Freedom and Falkirk

The Wallace Monument

A trip to Scotland would not be complete without a visit to the Wallace Monument. Standing on a hilltop that overlooks Stirling, the tower commemorates Sir William Wallace, a Scottish hero from the 13th-century. 118 more words

Multimedia Production

Scots Wha Hae

This Gargoyle is a 1991 addition to Paisley Abbey – many of the original Gargoyles had deteriorated and were unable to be restored. A picture of the Scottish warriors in the Braveheart era springs to mind – William Wallace was born near Paisley in 1272. 10 more words

Gargoyle