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Landscape view of Wallace Monument.

This evening, I am posting information on the Wallace Monument in Stirling, central Scotland.

The monument was erected in 1869 to commemorate Sir William Wallace (1272-1305), a minor Scottish aristocrat, who rose to become a leader of the Scottish resistance against English aggression and won an important battle (against the English) at nearby Stirling Bridge in 1297. However, Wallace was subsequently betrayed by his own side, taken to London and executed in 1305. The site of the 1297 battle can be viewed from the Monument.

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Aberfoyle with Ben Lomond is distance.

This evening, I am focusing on Aberfoyle, a popular tourist village in the Trossachs area of Central Scotland, about twenty-six miles north of Glasgow. The name is very old, being derived from the Pictish era (about 1500 years ago) and means ‘pool-mouth’, no doubt influenced by location on banks of the River Forth.

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Strathendrick Pipe Band Association on Drymen Green.

This evening, I am focusing on the village of Drymen which is situated in the Trossachs region of Scotland, eighteen miles north of Glasgow,on the east side of Loch Lomond.

Drymen is a popular with tourists and as such benefits from a good supply of hotels and other types of lodgings plus shops, craft shops, Post Office, bank and various pubs. Being on the route of the West Highland Way a regular contingent of hikers pass through Drymen during the summer months.

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