Saturday, June 25, 2011
Inside the Wallace Monument
Rampant Scotland lists June 25, 1887 as the date on which the Wallace Monument was unveiled in Stirling. John Rochead served as architect for the monument, and David Stevenson sculpted the statue of Wallace. Stevenson at one point worked with Sir John Steell who sculpted the statue of Sir Walter Scott in Edinburgh's Walter Scott Monument. One of Stevenson's works is in the Scott Monument as well; the statue of James VI. The Wallace Monument houses a bust of Sir Walter Scott, and several others, along with the statue of Wallace. The Scott work was also sculpted by Stevenson, and was placed in the hall in 1884.