After a week of incessant rain the sun finally came out on Stonehaven. With a strong breeze blowing the sun warmed the hearts and souls of all who attended the annual Wallace Commemoration at Dunnotar Castle at 3 pm on Saturday 29th August.
A small but enthusiastic crowd were joined by visitors to the area as author David R Ross spoke about the area and how Wallace attacked and over-ran the castle many centuries ago. His enthusiasm for the subject was contagious and inspired two attendees to climb a rather precipitous cliff face to lay the wreath at the door that Wallace had stormed.
With hearts in mouth a few words were said before the bravehearts descended to safety and hearty applause.
Then at 7.30pm folk gathered in Stonehaven Bowling Club for a sellout evening of Gaberlunzie who played many patriotic songs that roused the crowd into song. Much dancing and singing ensued and a fantastic night was had by all. Thanks must go to the organisers Graeme and Leslie MacDonald who year after year have put their heart and soul into keeping Wallace alive in the North East.
By Allison Falconer