Thanks to everyone who posted on the guestbook over the last couple of years. We have helped make great progress at the Robroyston Wallace Monument by showing how much interest there is in the site. I am now moving on to other projects and am therefore closing the guestbook. The website will remain available though, and I will continue to monitor any developments at the monument.
I found this site when looking for the Stirling Wallace Monument (National?). I am glad I came here also as I now intend to visit both monuments when I visit in the summer.
Good stuff Tommy. spread the word please.
I feel that we need to cherish not destroy, our warriors fought for us now its our turn to fight for them, i am proud to be a descendant of The Bruce... God Bless.
Well done on creating and maintaining this site. I was born in Robroyston Hospital and grew up in Wallacewell Road. so the well was a special place and we visited it often as kids. I was sad to see so many houses being built on the land around the well and monument because it diminished their impact. I've always felt that in any other country monuments like these would be much more highly valued. If we do finally achieve our independence I hope such places will be given the respect and attention they deserve.
This is a very informative site. My fiance can trace his roots back to William Wallace. I'm glad that in finding this site I actually can see what he is talking about.
A brilliant site, thanks. I'm born and raised and lived in Glasgow for nearly seventy years and I have never heard of the Robroyston Monument and Well. I look forward to going during the summer to pay a visit to such an important site in our nation's history. Though have to ask why has this been kept quiet for so long?
I wish all our forgotten monuments could have such a good site as this to promote them and let people know about this country's rich history.
This is not just a National monument, it is an inspiration worthy of being a place of pilgrimage for every true Scot and those of Scottish descent. We must look to the future and the Independence for which he died, but we are allowed to tarry awhile and reflect on the great sacrifice he made for OUR country. May God bless him.
Spoken like a true patriot - did you get your inspiration from the home page and - "Wallace stands forth from the dim twilight of the past as one of the High Prophets of Nationality to us all: Honour him; worship his memory; teach his name and deeds to your children". What words, what truth!
PS: Can I ask if you are the same James Stewart who wrote a recent book on the fight for Scottish Independence?
We had just visit the Wallace Monument and the Wallace Well a few days ago.
We are really interesting in the scottish history. Last year we visit the Bruce Monument and Museem in Stirling.
We are hope both things can keep as this is a part of the proud Scottish history.
Bonnie Scotland - Beautiful country - Beautiful People.
There is a german metal group; Grave Digger, who has a cd from 1996 called Tunes of War. Check it out if You interested in the Scottish history.
I am a desendant of William Wallace's brother John, and the history of these great warriors should be cherished and preserved. It is a shame that anyone would want to destroy such an important part of history. I plan to visit Scottland soon and hope to see this place.
I will be visiting Scotland in May 2012. The sole purpose of my journey is to re trace the steps of my ancestors, to know them and to cherish them. William Wallace is a part of that story as I am a descendant of his right hand man Sir John De Graham of Dundaff. The history of these brave patriots of Scotland must be preserved and none more than William Wallace himself.
home two years a go my wife sister lives 5 min walk from there ,bobby walker
I have been informed that my ancestor William Hendry was born in Robroyston House in 1742. He married Isabella Maitland in1767. There seems to a discrepancy on your web site regarding the existence of "Rabraeston House" I am led to believe that the building was demolished in the 1960's. Does anyone have a photograph or drawing of the building? Was it a cottage as expressed in your article or was it a substantial building? I had alway imagined it to have been similar to Colonel Gardner's house in Prestonpans originally built around 1100/1200 AD.
"Rabraeston one house where Wallace used to bide."
To Spearman - Falkirk 1298
There is a Robroyston Commemoration every year,that's when the people should turn up,and also to show their support for the Monument and Wallace Well,no one has done or fought more for these two sites then The Society of William Wallace and friends even taken money out their pockets and the fight still goes on, we need some sort of security, speed limit, signs posts, many people don't even know it's there and those that do can't find it, GCC won't put a speed bump at the Well because this is no lighting on that road, is it any wonder why cars keep running into the wall,the last time the wall was only up a week when another car went through it, how long this one will last is anyones guess ?? and it wouldn't be the first time that Wreath's have been laid only to disappear that night and flags torn down it happened last year and also on this Wallace day 20 Aug 2011 Elderslie. If people want to help wrtie to Historic scotland and Glasgow City council, many people complain on here but sit back and do nothing,The Society of William Wallace get no funding they were turned down ?? and the Wallace Well is no longer listed. ???
I would like to say one more thing and that is thanks to the webmaster for this site.
Another site to visit:
I first visited the site at Robroyston several years ago. I was disappointed at the condition of the place. Is this the way we treat our greatest patriot and hero?
When being taught history at school in the 60's, Scottish history was a mere footnote in British/English history. I am not one for conspiracy theories, but I suspect this was a deliberate ploy.
I have made sure my children know about The Wallace and what he means to Scotland.
Bill I think you are correct in your assumption. There was a conspiracy by successive governments to remove Scottish history from the curriculum. We were taught the history of the Roman Empire and the history of England and the Victorian Empire and we hardly touched on Scottish history at all. It was only after leaving school that I started to take an interest in the fascinating and bloody history of Scotland. The powers that be did not consider Scotland or North Britain as they called it, important enough to have its history considered as part of our education. I hope with our Scottish Parliament that things might have changed.
The monument and surrounding area is really looking great. It deserves clear marking on signage and proper illumination.
It's still being worked on.
On return from a business trip to the south I visited the memorial late on the evening of 23rd August as a tribute to Sir William to mark his anniversary. Apart from a couple of flags which had been there for a few weeks, I was disappointed to find nothing there to mark the anniversary of the death of the man who is the subject of the monument. This is the most important location for those of us who hold Wallace dear. This is a poor reflection of us all.
The flags were there from a couple of weeks earlier for the commemoration of Wallace's capture at Robroyston which was well attended. On the 23 everybody was at Elderslie to remember Wallace, march and night do and all!
I'm very proud to have stood on this spot, 700 years to the day after Wallace's capture, and sung the late David R. Ross off on the start of his Walk for Wallace. David walked to London where 1000 of us joined him at the Houses of Parliament to march through London under a sea of saltires, to Smithfield where Wallace was executed.
There in the church of St. Bartholomew The Greater we gave the man the funeral service he had been denied for 700 years.
Tomorrow, I'll be at Robroyston once again with patriot friends to once again honour Scotland's most famous son.
If this Monument and history were in America, a city would have been built around it. How can this site be so neglected and ignored? What a difference between here and George Sq, populated by foreign nonenities. I first came across this Monument as a 9 year old, 45 years ago. No local or teacher could give the history of Wallace. No one even knew the Monument was there. Political map is changing and maybe sometime soon we'll see a lot more education in local schools re: this historic site.
I'm coming to Glasgow in August and hope to see this fine Celtic Monument.
Thanks for letting me know about it.
I was there earlier this week at the Well and there was work being done so here is hoping that things will be sorted out.... finally!
I didn't even know about these locations and yet they are just on my doorstep. I attended the ceremony for the monument in Stirling a couple of weeks ago. It is sad to see that our local sites are neglected and forgotten but hopefully not forever as there may be change coming.
I hope to visit very soon.
There seems to be some confusion with names, so I'll ask here, who is the owner of this poem "LONGSHANKS LAST, A CLANSMAN"? I would like to share it if that's ok? So would like to add the owners name to it, I just think my friends from the Wallace Society and other's would like this. Thank you.
Worked is being done at the Wallace Well now, I've sent the webmaster photos, but we need to keep the fight up to protect the wall now, and other things need put in place.
The Society of William Wallace is on facebook and also the new Society of William Wallace in the US. when wreath's are being laid at the Monument in Aug the society here also adds the US name to it.