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The Wallace Statue - the unknown memorial...

The massive monument to William Wallace, perched on a hill THE WALLACE STATUE OVERLOOKING THE RIVER TWEED, UNVEILED IN 1814 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 September 1814.

THE WALLACE STATUE ENGRAVED PLAQUE

As far as it is known. this is the first monument to the Patriot and Folk Hero.

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Near to the towering Wallace Statue lies the mortal remains of another world-famous Scot.

THE LAST RESTING PLACE OF THE GREAT NOVELIST AND POET - SIR WALTER SCOTT

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 1832.

EXTERIOR VIEW FROM THE REAR OF THE WELL-PRESERVED DRYBURGH ABBEY

 

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 View'.

 

Beside him lies another famous Scot - Field Marshall Earl Haig.

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Clackmannanshire is the smallest county in the British Isles, with an area of only 55 square miles.

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