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> Recognition For Wallace Monument, Site of Wallace's historic betrayal
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post 7th Mar 2012, 01:19pm
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We often walked to Wallace's Well on a Sunday evening in the summer from Auchinairn when I was small. I remember looking down and feeling a little sad that someone had thrown an empty cigarette package down into it. I knew about Wallace by then since we had taken him at School. I loved and still love history and remember learning a lot of Scottish history at primary school. In today's terms Wallace and his band would been known as one cause altruistic agitators while the other key players such as Bruce et al were they corporate executives who vacillated in their loyalties in order gain the best for them selves at any particular time. Bruce went back and forth in his "loyalty" to Edward the 1st, one time being his man and other making a bid as a competitor for the Scottish crown.

I am truly a proud Scot but I try not to assert my Scottishness on not being English however, Wallace was in a time when England was the enemy and he was instrumental in gaining Scotland's independence as a martyr for that cause. I think that Scotland has too much history and my not appreciate that something that happened some 700 years needs to be cherished at least maintained for future generations, the well is one such monument. I have said this on other posts I don't understand with so much concern why a motivated group could not further its cause and maintenance. There must be enough like minded souls in Glasgow and environs to do this.

I'm sure that ex pats like myself would throw in a quid or two for such a project.


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post 7th Mar 2012, 05:25pm
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Well said Ron.... I agree that our monuments and famous places should be preserved and cherished for future generations to share and enjoy and puzzle over. Only in Scotland do you see the dodgy land developers demolishing our national heritage and the powers that be dont just look on but encourage it!!

Once these historical monuments and places are gone - they are GONE!!
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post 8th Mar 2012, 04:56pm
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Good news's all these historic site's should be maintained by the government and if Scotland go independent we need these statues instead of demolishing them, get the builder why if they cant afford to maintain all the outlying monuments why don't they transfer the monument to St Georges square in the centre of Glasgow and it would be seen by all tourists and can go to the local library and read the full story behind the statue.
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post 13th Mar 2012, 08:10pm
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By continuing to reject its association with William Wallace, Glasgow may miss out on spin-off benefits associated with a major TV series being planned about the life of our most famous national hero:

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A drama series on the life of William Wallace is being developed by STV Productions in association with Digital Rights Group, Nine/8 Entertainment and Creative Media. "Wallace" will focus on the backstory of its central figure, his years spent attempting to unify Scotland, his major battles and his personal life. "This was a turbulent time in Scotland's history, in which William Wallace had a starring and pivotal role," STV content director Alan Clements said. "We plan to delve deep into his character and explore his passions, bringing parts of history to life in a spectacular and raw depiction. With all eyes on Scotland in the current political climate, this also seems to be a very appropriate time to tell this story in more depth." ...

Full story here:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainmen...0,6059003.story

It's set to air in 2014, just in time for the Scottish referendum!

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post 13th Mar 2012, 08:30pm
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... and 2014 is also the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn:


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post 13th Mar 2012, 08:44pm
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I do hope that we in Canada get the opportunity to see this series ,
especially if the truth will be told about the political scene in Scotland
during the lifetime of William Wallace .


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post 13th Mar 2012, 09:14pm
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Hi Angel, I think there will be wide distribution, especially where there is a strong Scottish expatriate community, so you should be in with a good chance.

Regarding the political scene, I have have to say that the scene then makes today's political shenanigans look like mere nursery play ... and that is saying something! With very few exceptions (and I'm thinking at a stretch Oliphant and the Frasers), every single 'noble' abandoned Wallace to the might and mercy of Edward I after the same nobles had sided with Edward. Not one noble (or clergyman) made any representation to Longshanks - following the treaty of Strathord in 1304 - to forgive or be merciful with Wallace. He as on his own!

If anything, the king of England proved himself to be more noble than the entire Scottish nobility, as he was brave, determined and loyal to his country (though he was also bitter, vengeful and very vindictive). He was no Wallace, of course, as he commanded the most formidable army in Europe, while Wallace started from very humble beginnings to ultimately defeat that army on the battlefield.

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post 14th Mar 2012, 01:33am
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Yes Martin , Wallace was most definatey on his own , so many hippocrites , yes , even traitors looking to feather their own nest and to hell with Scottish independence .... And now , in the 21st century , has that attitude changed , I'm not so sure , I think that , "hung drawn and quartered ", still excists but in some other form or an other , as does treachery .


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post 14th Mar 2012, 02:46am
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post 13th Apr 2012, 08:52am
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I am Egyptian. I am so happy that there is awaking of recognition for William Wallace the great Hero of Scotland. We have great admiration and respect for him in my country. I am planning to visit his monument while I shall be in Glasgow soon. It shall be a visit from Tahrir square to the memory of that great hero.
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post 14th Apr 2012, 10:02pm
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QUOTE (HH @ 13th Apr 2012, 01:57am) *
I am Egyptian. I am so happy that there is awaking of recognition for William Wallace the great Hero of Scotland. We have great admiration and respect for him in my country. I am planning to visit his monument while I shall be in Glasgow soon. It shall be a visit from Tahrir square to the memory of that great hero.

Hope you have a wonderful trip!!
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post 14th Apr 2012, 10:26pm
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QUOTE (HH @ 13th Apr 2012, 09:57am) *
I am Egyptian. I am so happy that there is awaking of recognition for William Wallace the great Hero of Scotland. We have great admiration and respect for him in my country. I am planning to visit his monument while I shall be in Glasgow soon. It shall be a visit from Tahrir square to the memory of that great hero.

rolleyes.gif is your mummy comin with yie "HH" ? tongue.gif


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post 15th Apr 2012, 08:13pm
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wombat, you continue to be incorrigable!
He better hiv his mammie wie him - he'll need her tae find the monument! rolleyes.gif


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post 16th Apr 2012, 03:21pm
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Well said HH.... have a great trip and I am sure your visit will go well!!
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