From Edinburgh, we drove northwest to Stirling and Scotland’s National Wallace Monument on Abbey Craig. Sir William Wallace led his troops to victory at the Battle of the Stirling Bridge in 1297 against King Edward I, during the Wars of Scottish Independence. This victory inspired generations of Scots to fight oppression and injustice. Wallace, a national hero, was captured in 1305 and handed over to King Edward I, who had him hanged, drawn and quartered for high treason against England. The movie, “Braveheart”, with Mel Gibson, is supposed to represent his life.
Then we began our drive northwesterly across Scotland from Stirling to Fort William. What beautiful countryside!!
Even driving on the left side of the road, Steve did a great job!