Grand Tour Of Scotland: Aberdeen #3

Day 5: 15 August 2019 – Exploring Aberdeen

Sir William Wallace 1270- 1305

He was born in 1270, probably near Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland. He was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence.

Sir William Wallace is remembered for leading the Scottish resistance forces to free Scotland from English rule. Many of the stories about Wallace (which are not supported by documentary evidence) have been traced to a late 15th-century romance ascribed to Harry the Minstrel, or “Blind Harry.”

After his betrayal and capture, Wallace was taken to London, where he was tried. He was found guilty, hanged, disemboweled, beheaded, and quartered on 23rd August 1305.

Wallace’s death did not end Scotland’s Wars of Independence. Robert the Bruce continued the fight and achieved victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

The William Wallace Statue was erected 1888 in Aberdeen, Scotland, and depicts Sir William Wallace. Sculpted by William Grant Stevenson, the statue is positioned opposite His Majesty’s Theatre and across from Union Terrace Gardens.

William Wallace Statue, Aberdeen

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Coreen

Just a Random Photo: 23 February 2021

Red-Knobbed Coot, West Coast National Park

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Squared: 23 February 2021

St. Andrew, Tongue, Scotland

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Grand Tour Of Scotland: Aberdeen #2

Day 5: 15 August 2019 Exploring Aberdeen

His Majesty’s Theatre

It is the largest theatre in north-east Scotland, seating more than 1,400. The theatre is sited on Rosemount Viaduct, opposite the city’s Union Terrace Gardens. It was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1906.

The granite-clad theatre is the brainchild of Robert Arthur, of Glasgow, who started his group of theatres in the 1880s focusing on Her Majesty`s Theatre, Dundee, and others in England. His plans for Rosemount Viaduct were submitted to Aberdeen City Council in 1901, construction started in 1904, and completed in 1906.

Aberdeen City Council bought the theatre in 1975, the Council duly allocating £3.5 million to ensure the building’s survival. After 23 months of closure the theatre was reopened in 1982 by Prince Charles. After a National Lottery grant was awarded in 1999, the theatre was the subject of a refurbishment and extension. The refurbishment and new glass-fronted box office, café and restaurant was designed by esteemed Aberdeen City Council architect Trevor Smith. The auditorium and public areas were completely refurbished and new seats were installed. Backstage facilities were also upgraded. The refurbishment went on to win several awards.

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Reference:

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen Wikipedia

Just a Random Photo: 22 February 2021

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Just a Random Photo: 20 February 2021

Castle Bharrich

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Just a Random Photo: 15 February 2021

Castle Bharrich, Scotland

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Cee’s Midweek Madness challenge: Blues and Greens

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Here is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge.

Oor Wullie in Inverness

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Just a Random Photo: 11 February 2021

Castle Bharrich

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Just a Random Photo: 10 February 2021

Castle Bharrich, Scotland

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