Today marks the 700th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath, a letter sent to the Pope on 6th April 1320, declaring Scotland as an independant nation.
Many of us were intending visiting this historic town today to mark the occasion & on Saturday to march for independance for Scotland. With the current global pandemic, all plans were rightly shelved and the march postponed.
I therefore bring Arbroath to you, so we can all be there in spirit, if not in body.
The Declaration of Arbroath statue stands on the main road into Arbroath. The two figures on the plinth are Bernard, Abbot of Arbroath, who in April 1320 oversaw the drafting of the declaration, and Robert “The Bruce”, King of Scots.