Skip to comments.Drone Finds Long Lost Hidden Fort of Scottish Hero William Wallace
Posted on 05/09/2020 2:43:30 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Is this the stronghold of freedom fighter William Wallace? Its pretty overgrown now, but a combination of drone flight and 3D tech appears to have found Wallaces House in southern Scotland. From this fort, the legendary thorn in Englands side planned an attack on nearby Lochmaben Castle in Dumfries and Galloway.
The Scotsman reports how Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) in association with Skyscape Survey launched an aerial exploration of the site. Drone footage was taken over a massive earthen rampart and the promontory where the waters of the Black Linn (River) and the Tor Linn meet. From this the team then used software to stitch the images into a model of terrain cloaked beneath tangled vegetation according to Smithsonian Magazine.
Their find was made thanks to the historic New Statistical Account of Scotland. Published over a period of 11 years (1834 45), it doesnt have the most exciting title in the world. But the Account contains fascinating insights into the countrys historical and environmental make up...
(Excerpt) Read more at thevintagenews.com ...
Neat, now I have a new website to spend time on. May do some Braveheart YouTube tonight.
Cool! Thanks for posting.
Shame “Time Team” is no more.
Read the book by Nigel Tranter. I have it on Scotsman’s word that Braveheart was entertaining but historical “tosh” as he said it. Tranter, in contrast, is accurate as a novelization goes. Long book, I should warn you.
“By land and sea” needs to add Air force. Also, current Scots leadership is disappointing.
Which book by Tranter?
Just about all the details were wrong but the basic story is accurate.
....but the basic story is accurate.
Yep, he wore a skirt : )
He had the Legs for it.
Very true, but BBC's "Digging for Britain" is another great series that visits the various digs that have been taking place, throughout the different regions of the U.K., in a given year, and highlights the best of them:
There are episodes available on YouTube, and on public torrent sites that can be safely downloaded because they're not aired in the U.S.
According to my Ancestry.com family tree, Robert the Bruce is supposed to be my 20th Great-Grandfather, but who knows for sure. It’s anybody’s guess.
Why do they not know where they put things?
Someone owns that property, why do they not know what is there? The tax accessors know. Do they not walk their own place?
Yes!! There it is!! So obvious, how could we have missed it??
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