Arbroath 700 Years on

Hi all 😁

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.

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Sculpture Saturday Week 6 — Declaration of Arbroath Statue

Hi all 😁 My entry for chasingamemory’s Sculpture Saturday challenge.

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 β€œThe Bruce”, King of Scots.

Butterflies And A Lot Of Dahlias

Whilst taking some photos of the fantastic floral display, mostly dahlias, around the Declaration Of Arbroath statue in Arbroath, a couple of butterflies kept getting in on the action.

Statue of Declaration of Arbroath

Red Admiral Butterfly

Peacock Butterfly