Dear Members,

You will be aware of the Society's ongoing efforts with the Wallace Oak, Port Glasgow, both in fundraising to create a memorial on the spot where the legendary tree that Wallace was chained to after being transported from Dumbarton Castle on his way to his judicial murder in London, and also in trying to preserve the last remaining section of the fallen tree for public display.

Unfortunately, despite great effort and research the Society undertook as requested by Historic Environment Scotland and a series of meetings with them and their associates, including a meeting in Holyrood chaired by MSP Stuart McMillan, and much follow-up correspondence between the MSP and HES, the lead body responsible for caring for and promoting Scotland's history is disappointingly being unsupportive in our drive for conservation and public display to date.

However, greater success has been made with regards to the memorial. Planning permission has been granted and the aim is to have the memorial erected in 2021. Most of you will be aware that fundraising for the memorial began last year with the sale of pieces of the oak in a canvas pouch with Wallace's seal. Those pieces have proved to be very popular, and are still available for purchase at £10 (plus postage and packing) via ebay.

Thanks to very generous donations from the legendary folksinger Alastair McDonald, and Freedom Tours Today's Steven Hughes, we have created a special 50 only Limited Edition Bundles as part of our fundraising efforts for the memorial.

This Limited Edition will be available to MEMBERS ONLY - WHILE STOCKS LAST.

Reservations for this unique offering are open from now, on a first-come first-served basis, limited to the first 50 respondents.

Each bundle costs £80 plus postage and packing, and you will receive the following :

- a piece of the Wallace Oak;

- the canvas pouch with Wallace's seal;

- the certificate of authentication;

- all of the above in a special frame and presentation design with your limited edition number;

- additionally you will separately receive a signed copy of Alastair McDonald's "Mirk & Melody" CD that contains the great track "Wallace The Brave";

- you will also receive a voucher for a free battlefield walking tour for one person for Stirling Brig from the excellent Freedom Tour Today by Steven Hughes (and, of course, his dog Molly); and

- a letter of thanks from the Convenor of the Society of William Wallace.

Should you wish to be one of the successful 50 people to own the Limited Edition Bundle, reply to this ASAP. You will be asked for a £10 deposit if successful.
Email our Wallace Oak subgroup - CLICK HERE to register an interest.

We are not seeking the full cost just now as we are unable to ship until suppliers are free of lockdown restrictions and we are seen to be following government guidance. We will ship to the successful 50 at the appropriate lockdown phase. Balance of payment will be required prior to shipment.

Here is a visual representation of how your bundle could look :

The framed oak.
The CD by Alastair McDonald.
The battlefield walking tour voucher.
Detail view of an oak piece.
Detail view of a numbered certificate.
Detail view of the seal on the pouch.
Detail view of the history of the oak.
The Mail on Sunday 13/09/20.
Scottish Sun on Sunday 13/09/20.
Scottish Sunday Express 13/09/20.
The Sunday Post 13/09/20.
The Herald 14/09/20.


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The Society of William Wallace is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registration number SC045959