Statue - the unknown memorial...
The massive monument to
William Wallace, perched on a hill overlooking Stirling, is very well known to, and has
been visited by, many thousands of people. But how many know of the Wallace
Statue gazing out over the River Tweed, near Dryburgh.
The imposing, red sandstone figure lies several hundred yards off the road, along a country path.
It was commissioned by the then Earl of Buchan, David Stuart Erskine, and unveiled on the 22nd
As far as it is known. this is the first monument to the Patriot and Folk Hero.
Near to the towering Wallace
Statue lies the mortal remains of another world-famous Scot.
Sir Walter Scott,
world-famous Novelist & Poet best known for his series of books, the 'Waverley
Novels' died at his beloved home Abbotsford, near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, in
He was buried in the well-preserved and inspiring ruins of
Dryburgh Abbey - not too far from the famous
horseshoe bend in the River Tweed, beloved of him, which became known as 'Scott's
Beside him lies another famous Scot - Field
Marshall Earl Haig.
is the smallest county in the British Isles,
with an area of only 55 square miles.