Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Scottish Independence looks a lot more likely
The Wallace Monument commemorates William Wallace who beat the invading English in 1297 at the battle of Stirling Bridge - Stirling bridge can be seen from this high vantage point where Wallace is supposed to have watched the approaching English army.
The monument was completed in 1869 during a rise of nationalist feeling in Europe, with Scots from abroad and international figures like the Italian nationalist leader Garibaldi helping to fund the project.
The card was posted in 1911. It is a view that has hardly changed in 100 years. But Scottish Independence looks a lot more likely than it did back then.