Celebrating the Wallace monument

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Celebrations are due to be held in Stirling to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of work on the Wallace Monument.

On this day in 1861 more than 100,000 people thronged Stirling and the Abbey Craig as a ceremony took place to lay the foundation stone.

Paid for by public subscription, the monument went over budget and it was eight years before it was opened.

More recently, the Wallace monument has attracted over 130,000 visitors a year....

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