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

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� Crann Tara 2006