Please excuse the quality of this scanned slide, which was taken in 1964. I do not know what has caused all the lines on the scanned photograph. When I put away the scanner one day it had been working perfectly and now the results are as above. Maybe someone out there has the answer?
This is a photograph of a huge statue of the Scottish hero, William Wallace (aka Braveheart/ Mel Gibson!) and is found in a secluded part of a wood near Melrose in the Scottish Borders. We had to traipse down a muddy track to find it. These two people are my husband (then fiance) and his cousin who demonstrate the size of the monument.
I thought this might be apt to show W. Wallace just now as St. Andrews Day has just passed (30th November) and Scotland has been celebrating the Year of theHomecoming with all things Scottish.
Whether this statue is any better known now than in 1964 I do not know. I have never revisited!
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