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Wallace's Well in Robroyston, the site where the Scottish patriot William Wallace took his last drink as a free man, today, sadly, stands on the brink of destruction. Despite much-repeated calls by community and historical groups, Glasgow City Council has steadfastly refused to protect the ancient site, resulting in the almost complete destruction of the well's outer wall by passing road traffic.

The council has also been contacted on numerous occasions by concerned citizens from the surrounding area, and many from much further afield; however, the Labour-dominated local authority has so far refused to implement signposting or traffic-calming measures which might save the historical monument. The council's stubborn refusal comes despite the fact that thousands of high-value houses have been built in the area, resulting in an unprecedented surge in local traffic along the narrow country roads surrounding the well.

The existence of the well on Gad Burn predates Wallace by several centuries, but the site gained national historical significance as the source of water from which Wallace drunk his final drink as a free man shortly before his capture nearby in August 1305. Exactly a century ago, funds raised by the local community and the American Wallace Society transformed the well and surrounding area into a beautifully landscaped attraction dedicated to the memory of Scotland's most famous warrior patriot.

The seeds of the well's demise were, however, sown in 1993 when it was quietly stripped of its protected status after Historic Scotland – supported by the Glasgow council – decided that the site was "of little historical interest". Many historians have since claimed that Historic Scotland's decision to remove the well's 'B'-listed status was wrong. Speaking in 1999, Dr Gilbert Bell, former curator at Springburn Museum and a local Robroyston historian, was dismissive of Historic Scotland's reasons for dropping the well's listed status. Dr Gilbert said:

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"If Wallace stayed in the house [at Robroyston], that's where he would drink from.

All over Scotland there are Wallace wells and Wallace leaps, but this site is not disputed as he was captured there.

The site is every bit as important as Bannockburn and is part of Scotland's high road to independence."

The following poll was first run last year and, as of today, has almost 500 responses. I am re-releasing the poll. Please note that you may already have responded to the poll and, therefore, will not be able to vote again.

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TeeHeeHee
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... Glasgow City Council ...

'nuff said. ph34r.gif
wellfield
I've stated before that it's absurb that the powers to be wouldn't take care of this historical site..I also played there often as a child..and being as tourism is Scotland's largest money maker you'd think it would be given more of a priority!! Sad Sad Sad!!!
chinscot
I think no matter were you are all historical sites should be preserved otherwise to following generation will miss out as well as other generations to come. Look at whats been happening in China with the flooding of the Three Gorges many ancient villiages are under water history will be lost forever. Lets all get together and tell Council to protect your heritage.
RonD
The Glasgow council should hang their collective heads in shame.
Wallace and his history were the keystone that marked Scotland as a free and independent nation.

If the feeling is that it is of little historical importance, any right minded forward thinking council would take the opportunity to make it significant and profile a wonderful piece of the greater Glasgow history. If properly maintained it would a tourist draw like no other.

Like Wellfield I too remember Sunday evening walks past the well in the mid fifties. I was intrigued to find the place where a historical figure I learned about in school had been there.
RonD
Possibly someone could start a fund in the area and solicit the council to help with signage and the new committee fund the wall repairs received from donations. I am sure if the word went out there would be enough "tenners" donated to get the thing done.
Jim.C
I am appalled at the behaviour of Historic Scotland by refusing to at least TRY and protect what little historical monuments and sites are left for our children and grandchildren to visit. It would appear that if it does not line the pockets of Historic Scotland then it is of no importance and should be left to rot or even demolish as we are seeing with the Wallace Well scenerio.

I wonder too if the directors and decision executives of this organization are located south of the border as they certainly seem to have that TO HECK WITH SCOTLAND attitude, how much money can we make? and if we can`t make any cash on the site, then who cares.
I can tell you this much, I CARE, and so do thousands of others, but then again, WE ARE SCOTTISH, and proud of it, too bad Historic Scotland doesn`t appear to have the same outlook .

Jim.C
campsie
QUOTE (RonD @ 1st Jun 2011, 01:11am) *
Possibly someone could start a fund in the area and solicit the council to help with signage and the new committee fund the wall repairs received from donations. I am sure if the word went out there would be enough "tenners" donated to get the thing done.

I agree RonD that a fund would be the only way to keep this site from disappearing, all to often these important landmarks are lost for further generations, but it is the history of why they are important that is the shameful loss. Please let us know if a fund is started we would certainly donate to it.


Cheers Campsie
Dunvegan
One wonders at their penchant for destroying that which according to the online poll 99% of respondents regard this as a sacred trust. Even the English would preserve this as a heritage site.
Waverley
I hope the citizens of Glasgow remember who these councillors are when its time for re-election. It's time to replace councillors who dont want to listen to the people.
tarheels
Here is a man that was torn apart to save scotland , by the bruce , anything that this man has done in the past should be sacred , i live in calif. usa , but i honor this man , by blood i am part scout an proud of it , your councel should stand tall , what if wallace hadn't stood up to the bruce , where would you be now , wallace should have a monument in his honor an for all scotland. wub.gif
clarence potter sr
ojai calif.
droschke7
The councillors are obviously too busy grabbing as much cash from the council coffers as they can to be bothered with trivial things such as what their constituants want SHAME ON YOU!!! Glasgow Councillors.
Duncan Fenton
As a member of the Society of William Wallace, I attended that commemoration in 1999 & spoke with Dr. Bell afterwards. Since then, I have been corresponding with Hist. Scot. to attempt to get them to see the error of their ways & to re-list the well. After many years of trying to get other bodies to exert some influence on them, they still will not budge.

I have also written to the City Council on many occasions about the damage surrounding the well, suggesting various road safety measures that could be used to make the site more pedestrian-friendly. They rejected them all. The only concession I got was to change the "Give Way" sign to a larger one. I requested a "Stop" sign, but was told you need special permission from the Secretery of State for Scotland for that!!

In the last few months, however, it seems they are putting plans in place for a way of protecting the wall before it is rebuilt, & a general upgrade of the well area. We will be keeping watch with interest.

Through the efforts of valued friends, the site surrounding the monument itself is now looking better than it has for many years, after decades of neglect & indifference from the council.

nippynell
QUOTE (RonD @ 1st Jun 2011, 01:09am) *
The Glasgow council should hang their collective heads in shame.
Wallace and his history were the keystone that marked Scotland as a free and independent nation.
If the feeling is that it is of little historical importance, any right minded forward thinking council would take the opportunity to make it significant and profile a wonderful piece of the greater Glasgow history. If properly maintained it would a tourist draw like no other.

Like Wellfield I too remember Sunday evening walks past the well in the mid fifties. I was intrigued to find the place where a historical figure I learned about in school had been there.

Forget about them lowering their heads in shame! THEY OUGHT TO BE HUNG!!!!! mad.gif and I'm in total agreement with you it would be a fantastic tourist attraction like no other... what in God's name does this so-called SCOTTISH council think they're playing at??? huh.gif
*greta*
I too am appalled at a labour run council for neglecting this site, maybe its time for a change. I also cant understand historic Scotland (who I am usually a fan of) not protecting this site. It is my understanding that they are responsible for Scotlands historic past, but it does not look like it on this occasion. Maybe they are only interested in the sites that bring them in cash. I would both welcome and pay into a fund for the well and would also donate some of my time, in order to help with the project. Would be willing to help with the re-building of the wall. But in the end you still need this place protected by historic Scotland. So maybe we should gather up a petition for it. Like many Glasgow youngsters my Mother took us to the well to throw coppers in and make a wish, as I am sure her granny did with her. It wasent far to go as we were all born in Robroyston. We must do something about this, or we will lose part of our national heritage, after all Wallace gave up his life for us "the people", think its the least we can do.
jojax64
So sad....played there many times as a youngster. sad.gif
TeeHeeHee
QUOTE (Duncan Fenton @ 1st Jun 2011, 08:24am) *
... After many years of trying to get other bodies to exert some influence on them, they still will not budge ...

Didn't Wallace himself have a similar problem in his day?
Too many leaders too concerned with their private issues, I guess, to give concern to historic values.
Hey, we're gonna have a great munoment to the Commonwealth Games soon ... that will one day have historic value - as opposed the Former Residential Area of Dalmarnock known as Ville de Jeux d'almarnoch. cool.gif
PabloDav
UNTIL WE GET RID OF THESE DESPOTS IN THE LABOUR COUNCIL WE WILL NEVER HAVE A CITY COUNCIL WHO ARE PROUD TO BE GLASWEGIAN.
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (RonD @ 1st Jun 2011, 01:11am) *
Possibly someone could start a fund in the area and solicit the council to help with signage and the new committee fund the wall repairs received from donations. I am sure if the word went out there would be enough "tenners" donated to get the thing done.

I agree with you RonD, but sad to say the only tenners councillors are interested in, are stuffed in to plain brown envelopes.
Longbeach
Hello
As a Scotsman & proud of it,born in the Maryhill district of Glasgow, it never ceases to amaze me of the power that councils have over the wishes of the people,they are an elected body to represent the people & the community. William Wallace a Scottish Patriot in the wars of Scottish independence alongside Andrew Moray, these men should be revered in the folklore of Scotland, we know little enough of William Wallace the man, let alone deminish what we do know about him. We do know that he was captured at Robroyston, but this issue over Wallacewell should not be an issue just for Glasgow but for the whole of Scotland, Wallace is a hero to the people of Scotland and should be treated as such. Historic Scotland degrading the standing of the Wallacewell should enrage all Scotsmen & women, as for the council I hope they take note of the poll you ask people to vote on, 98% of the people ask to vote want the Wallacewell upgraded and kept and preseved as a place of such historical value to a man, a SCOTSMAN who fought & died against what was happening to his country and to Scotlands SONS & DAUGHTERS abused by others for a land that did not belong to them. One of these days (I WONT HOLD MY BREATH) the councils of this land will listen to the wishes of the people.
The Callands Rebel
This one really bothers me.

Yes, as a Virginian I contacted Glasgow Council AND GG to assist along with my other Scottish Camp members here in Glasgow by our Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp to clean this up.

We are small but we never heard from the council.

As my all my in-laws live within a short walk to this monument I have seen the pitiful state of it for years.

I must relay this, that all my British families of 1861 whether they were Irish, Scots or English,
were those united in defeating another tyrant. LINCOLN, as our families of 1776 defeated that English Crown not once but twice (1812).

Our histories are alike, as our "Yankee" counterparts daily try to tarnish and remove the Southland's heritage history and the good names of all our "warriors".

And now one of the homes of my ancestors, Scotland, is letting the same thing happen.

BE PROUD OF YOUR HERITAGES AS WELL, A POLITICANS ARE THE SAME WHETHER USA OR SCOTLAND, VOTE THE BUMS OUT.

I'D LIKE TO SEE THE WELL WHEN WE RETURN IN OCTOBER RESTORED TO DIGNITY.

IN BONDS OF THE OLD SOUTH.

JERRY
fisher2511
You can be sure that if Wallace's betrayer had drunk at the well, Glasgow labour council would spare no effort in saving the site.
numan22
Surely the new SNP Council could do something?
Kenny Jenkins
What is actually needed here? A few people to go down there one sunny morning and fix the wall. Did William Wallace complain about on a website?
If the memory of Wallace means anything it means direct action by the Scottish People. What are you waiting for?
Harrymc
I recently recorded a wee video of the Well and also the Monument in which I made some observations about the lack of any indication that these historic site actually existed.It can be accessed through the Reminicences of OldSpringburn site if anybody is interested.
I wondered then if Wallaces Well wouldn't,like the Monument almost is,end up as a feature in somebody's garden given the amount of housing development that 's taken place in the area.
Mind you it might be better preserved there if it did.
These people in the Council don't seem to have any respect for history and as Wellfield comments the Tourists that such site could attract,if there was something to indicate that they exist at all.
angel
QUOTE (fisher2511 @ 1st Jun 2011, 12:34pm) *
You can be sure that if Wallace's betrayer had drunk at the well, Glasgow labour council would spare no effort in saving the site.

That's Scottish history in a nutshell!
Crewsy Fixer
Well said Kenny Jenkins, Wallace didny wait for planning permission.

Dont talk to me of Scotland The Brave

For if we dont fight soon

There will be nothing left to save

Or would you rather stand and watch them dig your grave

While you wait for the Tartan Messiah.
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weecal
Martin. Could not someone like yourself working through The Robroyston Wallace Monument Admin. approach a local National Bank branch and set up a fund that accepts donations? Going by the proceeding comments I think there would be great financial support and when there is enough money the council could be approached to match PGB for PGB and get the work done.
Rob Rattray
I have stated before, and will do so again thart it is absolute hypocrasy of the council NOT caring for this historical site [the Wallace Well and surrounds] Where would they be today, apart from fat cats with public monies lining their pockets if it was not for freedom for which William Wallace fought so valiantly? My poor Grandfather, a staunch Glaswegian of Bridgeton, is turning in his grave over this desecration!
GG
QUOTE (weecal @ 2nd Jun 2011, 01:41am) *
Martin. Could not someone like yourself working through The Robroyston Wallace Monument Admin. approach a local National Bank branch and set up a fund that accepts donations? Going by the proceeding comments I think there would be great financial support and when there is enough money the council could be approached to match PGB for PGB and get the work done.

Many thanks weecal. I have to say that his would be an excellent suggestion if the problem was money; however, the problem with the decline and destruction at Robroyston – both with the Wallace Monument and Wallace's Well – has never been about the availability of funds. Plain and simple it is about a complete lack of will on the part of local politicians to respect the importance of two sites of national historical importance.

As Duncan Fenton points out in a reply above, even where the solutions are simple and cheap, such as changing a small 'Give Way' sign to a larger 'STOP' sign, local politicians are keen to block any progress or protection. In the case of the change of sign, Mr Fenton, deputy convenor of the Society of William Wallace, was told by local politicians that such a simple change could not proceed because it would require "special permission from the Secretery of State for Scotland".

Unfortunately, this is what we are dealing with here: small-minded local politicians who want to draw the dark and musty curtains across the windows of Glasgow city chambers and wallow in a selfish mindset which denies the city of Glasgow understanding, progress and opportunity.

From the Robroyston Wallace Monument website:
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If you visit the Wallace Monument at Robroyston, you can still stand on the ground where William Wallace slept on a fateful August night over 700 years ago; you can still walk a short distance from the monument to the well that has for centuries borne his name; and you can still view the source of the water at which the great warrior-patriot knelt and drank. If nothing else, this in itself would be significant, as so little is truly known of the life of Wallace that to be so sure of his exact location at any point in time is something special.

But what really matters, what makes Robroyston so special, so important, is that that night's sleep was to be his last, and that drink was to be his final, as a free man. On the night of 3rd August 1305, the man who had dedicated his life to fight for the freedom of his country ultimately lost his own personal fight for freedom.

In death, the legend of Wallace was to grow so strong that within less than a decade Bruce would climb on Wallace's shoulders to wrench freedom for Scotland on the field of Bannockburn in 1314.

http://www.robroyston.org

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QUOTE (Dunvegan @ 1st Jun 2011, 02:04am) *
One wonders at their penchant for destroying that which according to the online poll 99% of respondents regard this as a sacred trust. Even the English would preserve this as a heritage site.

Thanks Dunvegan. It is interesting to note that in the Smithfield area of London, where Wallace was taken to for execution after his capture at Robroyton, there stands a memorial to the Scottish patriot honouring the memory of a man who gave his life fighting for the freedom of his country. Glasgow City Council has never deemed it necessary to erect a similar memorial at the location of his capture.

The words on the impressive granite plaque in London are poignant:
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To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace

Scottish patriot born at Elderslie Renfrewshire circa 1270 A.D. Who from the year 1296 fought dauntlessly in defence of his country’s Liberty and Independence in the face of fearful odds and great hardship being eventually betrayed and captured brought to London and put to death near this spot on the 23rd August 1305.

His example heroism and devotion inspired those who came after him to win victory from defeat and his memory remains for all time a source of pride honour and inspiration to his Countrymen.

Dico tibi verum libertas optima rerum nunquam servili sub nexu vivito fili
(I tell you the truth, son, freedom is the best condition, never live like a slave)

Bas Agus Buaidh (Death and Victory)

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GG
I should say that my initial interest in the Robroyston Wallace Monument and Well comes from the fact that I, like many on the boards, grew up in the area quite close to the site. It was a beacon of inspiration to me, as I surveyed the economic decline and decay of Sprigburn, to know that just a short distance away there was a place of so much historical importance. I am very disappointed that the site has been spoiled, denying children today a similar opportunity to visit and peacefully reflect on the historical importance of the place.

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RonD
QUOTE (Duncan Fenton @ 1st Jun 2011, 09:24am) *
I have also written to the City Council on many occasions about the damage surrounding the well, suggesting various road safety measures that could be used to make the site more pedestrian-friendly. They rejected them all. The only concession I got was to change the "Give Way" sign to a larger one. I requested a "Stop" sign, but was told you need special permission from the Secretery of State for Scotland for that!!

In the last few months, however, it seems they are putting plans in place for a way of protecting the wall before it is rebuilt, & a general upgrade of the well area. We will be keeping watch with interest.

Through the efforts of valued friends, the site surrounding the monument itself is now looking better than it has for many years, after decades of neglect & indifference from the council.

TeeHeeHee
I wonder, seriously, what the issue is with the Glasgow councillors. Do they see the whole Wallace thing as a symbol for Scottish independence; better forgotten? My all tme hero as a kid was David Livingstone; a son of the town where I was brought up. To his memory there stands the Livingstone Memorial Church on Main Street, Blantyre with a statue of the famous man in an alcove high on the outside wall near the entrance. Down on the banks of the Clyde the old mill where he was born and raised was turned into the David Livingstone National Memorial where I spent many. many, summer days soakin' up the life and times of my hero - I was fortunate enough to have an older brother who worked as gardener there.
Livingstone dedicated his adult life to the fight against slavery on religious grounds.
Wallace dedicated his life to the fight against slavery on political grounds and maybe that is the thorn in the side of the Labour councillors who would rather not see a division with England and therefor not see symbols of Scotland's division given place of prominence.
Of course I could be wrong ... nothin' new there ... but I keep comin' back to Why?
If it's not the cost, then Why?
What's holding them back? Political reasons?
wee davy
I could've sworn I posted something on here! lol

Well, I think there's an element of truth behind what you say, THEE.
But as has been said before on this topic, PEOPLE POWER can bring about some pretty impressive results.

I would also advocate some really radical action, by the Scottish population, & not just Glasgow to put this wrong, to rights. Where's your pride, Scotland.

Were RIGHT BEHIND YOU lol wink.gif
Melody
Maybe Alex Salmond could find a few bob in The Scottish Parliament to sort this out.
Guest
Following a meeting some time ago between some of our guys at the SOWW & the council, things are starting to happen. Thanks, Dennis.
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Work should be completed with the next few weeks.
*Sheila*
This is heartbreaking to see the state of Wallace's Well. With all the seats the SNP gained at the recent election why is no-one coming forward to deal with this? Forget Glasgow's Labour council - this is where they show their true colours - they don't have Scotland's interest at heart - for years they've been happy to accept what scraps Westminster has thrown them, we all know that. Scotland's history matters little to them they'd be happy for schools to wipe Wallace's name from the history books. Come Up ScotNats lets see what our votes count for!! Don't allow the desecration of our heritage and attend to the last days of Wallace's life in Scotland.

If you choose to do nothing when something as major as this happens then you WILL lose the faith and credibility of the people of Scotland AND freedom loving nations of the world.
albageorgia
Who are these councillors, they would rather spend money on a monument for nelson mandela than protect anything to do with SCOTLANDS history, they make me sick.
TeeHeeHee
Thanks for posting the picture "Guest". wink.gif
A decent sized carpark near by and a marked pedestrian crossing should be next on the list to make use of this important historical attraction.
RonD
QUOTE (Guest @ 3rd Jun 2011, 09:36am) *
Following a meeting some time ago between some of our guys at the SOWW & the council, things are starting to happen. Thanks, Dennis. ...
Work should be completed with the next few weeks.

How recent is this photograph?
Duncan Fenton
I took this photo on Thursday 2nd June 2011.
wee davy
Thank you Duncan.
Ach it makes the cockles warm, right enuf!
Oor campaign seems tae huv hud pretty spectacular results LOL laugh.gif

Well done, to everyone concerned.

wee davy
The Callands Rebel
Hello from Roasting Virginia

At the very least my faith in the Scots answering the call to duty
has been rekindled. You a group after me own heart.

One might say the "yank" is nosing end but my 4 clan families were highlanders many centuries past and so goes the offspring.

Thanks to the glasgow guide as well for bringing the "travesty" to you Patriots and concerned Scots.

I wouldn't mind sharing a pint or two with any of ya.

"Freedom"

Jerry Wells
Rabbie
QUOTE (RonD @ 3rd Jun 2011, 01:04pm) *
How recent is this photograph?

What a difference!:)

An no a'fore time too. Kudos to whoeffer kicked the lackadaisical swines into action.

Now as a further improvement lets render the encroaching; over priced legoland, yuppie hovelettles back into arable farming land with coo's, sheep grazing those bonnie rolling braes.

How dare these inept Town Hole lackeys allow such desecration to occur in this beautiful area, necessary development my backside.

..M behind it and plenty of greasy buff envelopes passing under the tables in sleazy coffee shops and shin kicking around the council rid circle.

Wullies Well is special, it's in the blood as it were. Ye cannea go there and no feel something, well I cannea, it's ethereal.

Dinnea stand fur it you fowks up there.

Kick erse, use legislation to oppose and slow greedy money grubbing developers down. It works and is most enjoyable sending them smug, weasel tongued suits packing.

Someone else's problem? Not really, send them packing again:)

Most importantly, give the local Council hell fur leather, after all we pay to keep the pen pushing public servants in a job. Remind them of that, they will love you.

Demand service(s) for yer money, it's yer right.

Freedom!
tamhickey
Much as I don't like the present council administration, it's good to see some action being taken to preserve this historic site. I think much of the previous inaction was very much a political decision, particularly in the run up to the recent elections where the Labour led council may have felt they may stimulate interest amongst the electorate in Independence. They would say that just prior to the elections, that no public bodies should do anything that may be construed as political.
I know about this as my wife was helping to film something for NHS (Scotland) and although the film was completed, it was not allowed to be screened until after the election in case it was seized upon as a political issue by any of the main parties.
The worst part of this decision? It was a film made with the assistance of young people who had had suicidal thoughts, and gave advice about who to turn to in times of crisis.
It made my blood boil that this advice was not able to be put out earlier in case of political posturing.
This was advised by the NHS although who advised them about the decision I don't know.
The film can be viewed on Facebook on the "Nae Drama" page, but to my mind it should have gone beyond politics and should have been screened earlier. You never know who could have been helped.
wellfield
Thanks Duncan for posting that picture of the repairs.
GG
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 2nd Jun 2011, 12:31pm) *
I wonder, seriously, what the issue is with the Glasgow councillors. Do they see the whole Wallace thing as a symbol for Scottish independence; better forgotten? ... Wallace dedicated his life to the fight against slavery on political grounds and maybe that is the thorn in the side of the Labour councillors who would rather not see a division with England and therefor not see symbols of Scotland's division given place of prominence.
Of course I could be wrong ... nothin' new there ... but I keep comin' back to Why?
If it's not the cost, then Why?
What's holding them back? Political reasons?

QUOTE (tamhickey @ 5th Jun 2011, 03:48am) *
Much as I don't like the present council administration, it's good to see some action being taken to preserve this historic site. I think much of the previous inaction was very much a political decision, particularly in the run up to the recent elections where the Labour led council may have felt they may stimulate interest amongst the electorate in Independence. They would say that just prior to the elections, that no public bodies should do anything that may be construed as political. ...

Thanks THH & Tam. Quite a few people have postulated that the wanton municipal neglect of the site of Wallace's Well and Monument at Robroyston has been motivated by political 'sensitivites' on the part of the Labour-controlled council, i.e. that any promotion of the sites might ferment a sense of Scottish nationalism in Glasgow. If this was the case, then the comments of the former Labour First Minister Henry McLeish following his party's capitulation in the recent Scottish elections might make interesting reading. McLeish said that the Labour party could counter the SNP's popularity by developing an identity and outlook "embracing pride and patriotism and wrapping them in the Saltire". Could we see this beginning at Robroyston? Personally, I hae ma doots!

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QUOTE (RonD @ 3rd Jun 2011, 01:04pm) *
How recent is this photograph?

QUOTE (Rabbie @ 5th Jun 2011, 02:46am) *
What a difference!:) ...

I'll check the progress of repairs later this week, if I get the chance, and also maybe take more photographs (the original photos in this topic were taken in May 2011). The main issue is, of course (according to the poll), whether the council is going to take steps to protect the site of Wallace's Well – physically and legislatively. There's no point constantly spending money repairing the wall, as, eventually, it's going to get to the stage where it is unrepairable. Let's hope there's significant and effective road signage and traffic management solutions on the agenda also.

GG.
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