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in The Clyde Valley, The Garden of Scotland.
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Scotland - The Clyde Valley
The heritage site about Balfron, Stirlingshire.
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welcomes you to where William Wallace fought - The Clyde Valley,
historic burgh of Lanark was the location of the first meeting
of the Scots Parliament in 978. Today it is one of the most important
towns in The Clyde Valley, and
has a bustling market. Lanark Market is one of Scotland's largest farming
A few hundred
years after the first Scots Parliament took place in Lanark, William
'Braveheart' Wallace resided in the town. There are tributes to
Wallace's fight for freedom in Lanark.
of William Wallace on St. Nicholas Parish Church.
Lanark lies the ruins of the church of St. Kentigern's, which
date back to 1180. St. Kentigern's was built upon the site of an
earlier church. Tradition tell us that this is the church where
Wallace is supposed to have got married to Marion Braidfute.
It is very likely that William Wallace attended St. Kentigern's.
would also have known what is now the parish church of St.
Nicholas. However, when he was alive it was only a small chapel.
It is unfortunate that little of that period has survived, with
the exception of a few carved stones which date back to the early
St. Nicholas' Parish Church was renovated some skeletons were
discovered. Amongst those excavated was the skeleton of a lady
who would have been alive about the same time as William Wallace.
Also discovered was pottery from the time.
plaque on this monument in Lanark reads:
Here stood the house of
who in Lanark in 1297
first drew sword
to free his native land.
1997, seven hundred years after the battles, Lanark was host to the
700 events. Much more information about William Wallace and
his campaign for freedom in Lanark can be found through the Wallace
700 web site.
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History with the nasty bits left in!!
Scotland tells you all about the battling, bravehearted Scots, from
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