The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby Icecube » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:34 am

Yes PPM the cooncil need to cut the verges back a bit. I wonder if the milestone is now a decorative feature in some local's back garden?

I was mooching about the area a bit yesterday too. Beats cutting the lawn :)

Nobody has mentioned the Millerstone ::):

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The twa stanes

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Knightmare was here :D

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A busy boy, climbs fences and gets stung by jaggies

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The forelorn looking stane

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and another close up to add to the case file.

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Nothing else new to add.
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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby Knightmare » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:26 pm

Nothing else to add????? Can you not see the chisel marks that say Wully was here in 1298?

Can't believe you missed that!

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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby Icecube » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:38 pm

Oh' are they sword marks? :?

I'm wondering why somebody dumped that big dod of concrete there, it s recent [as in it wasn't there two years ago].
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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby Knightmare » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:46 am

Icecube wrote:Oh' are they sword marks? :?

I'm wondering why somebody dumped that big dod of concrete there, it s recent [as in it wasn't there two years ago].


I think there's been a lot of fly tipping around the location of the stone. I noticed a gate now prevens parking and there's a sign stating that camera's are in place to catch people dumping rubbish. I think the concrete is to stop cars being able reverse in and dump rubbish?
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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby Knightmare » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:22 pm

I discovered this today

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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby Knightmare » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:11 pm

Wrote to Calbary Uni earlier in the week, got this back this afternoon

Very encouraging:-

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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby thegazman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:37 pm

excellent :)
I've got a little black book with my poems in...
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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby Icecube » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:54 pm

What a find. You've opened this subject up with a bang Knightmare!

That letter is without a doubt genuine (Drumbowie farm is along the road a wee bit from the stone) and informative though I'm surprised Knox never mentioned Burns and the date of his visiting the stone. Burns taking the time to look at it is something I don't think is generally recorded.

I don't know about the Calagry Uni investigations but I assume they proved nothing as twenty years have passed and we haven't heard anything about it.

According to Elizabeth Russell her grandfather showed it to Burns in 1787 so the stone has been there for much longer than I reckoned (hauns up!) so it never fell off a railway wagon.

mmmm :roll:
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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby Knightmare » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:56 pm

Anyone else having problems with Picstore?
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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby Icecube » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:21 pm

Photobucket is always reliable.
I have to say I was gobsmacked to see that letter. Well done you. :D
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Re: The Wallace Stone (Riggend)

Postby purplepantman » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:38 pm

Its_a_gamp wrote:I have a theory (and its just a theory) but at Rigend (sic) in 1864 there was a milestone marking the road from crlisle to stirling. Milestones were first used by the romans then reintroduced C1600. I know this is 300 years after Wallace, but, If there was a largish stone already in place when they were marking they would have carved this it rather than bring a stone. Has anyone seen the Riggend milestone that could tell if its large and uneven rather than purpose cut.(IYKWIM)

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Just found this on the Douglas Campbell Show on Flickr and it reminded me if this thread....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedouglas ... 626441185/

Funny how things turn up eventually! Anyway, I take it this is not the Wallace Stone(?)
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