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Near Darvel in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Spirit of Scotland Monument

Loudoun Hill

 

—William Wallace- 1297 & Robert the Bruce- 1307 —

 
Spirit of Scotland Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 3, 2011
1. Spirit of Scotland Monument Marker
Spirit of Scotland marker is located at the beginning of the trail that leads to the actual monument.
Inscription.
Spirit of Scotland

Erected in 2004 by
Irvine Valley Regeneration Partnership
to commemorate the two
battles fought at Loudoun Hill
during the Wars of Independence

William Wallace - 1297
Robert the Bruce - 1307

Sculptor Richard Price
 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 55° 36.826′ N, 4° 12.349′ W. Marker is near Darvel, Scotland, in Ayrshire. Marker is on A71, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 24 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Loudoun Hill (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 'The Most Magnificent Ruin in Scotland' (approx. 22.9 kilometers away); Roman Military Bathhouse, Bothwellhaugh (approx. 23.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  'Spirit of Scotland' unleashed. The BBC's article (September 16, 2004) on the Spirit of Scotland's impending installation atop Loudoun Hill. (Submitted on August 14, 2015.) 
 
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Spirit of Scotland Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 3, 2011
2. Spirit of Scotland Monument
Monument reads: Thou saw'st the strong arm of a Wallace raised to stem the tide of alien tyranny.
Loudoun Hill image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 3, 2011
3. Loudoun Hill
View from atop Loudoun Hill
Battle of Loudoun Hill image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 3, 2011
4. Battle of Loudoun Hill
Marker is located atop Loudoun Hill It reads: Battle of Loudoun Hill May 10, 1307 Through devotion and by willing hands this stone was hauled here to commemorate the first victory of King Robert the Bruce who won for us freedom from serfdom
Spirit of Scotland Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 3, 2011
5. Spirit of Scotland Monument Marker
Atop Loundoun Hill, this stone has been carved to commemorate William Wallace
Loudoun Hill image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 3, 2011
6. Loudoun Hill
View of Loudoun Hill from the main road.
Spirit of Scotland Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 3, 2011
7. Spirit of Scotland Monument
Spirit of Scotland Monument. Loudoun Hill can be seen in the distant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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