Declaration of Arbroath Anniversary

April the 6th 2020 marks the 700th Anniversary of The Declaration of Arbroath and the claim of right of an Independent and sovereign Scotland.

ANNIVERSARY FILM (Charlie Stuart / Lesley Riddoch)

Documentary celebrating the Declaration of Arbroath on the 700th anniversary 6th April 2020

*This video is not hosted on this website – it is a third party embed code and the actual source resides on vimeo.com

The Declaration of Arbroath from Charlie Stuart on Vimeo.

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Lesley Riddoch: https://www.lesleyriddoch.com/

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Read Lesley’s article on the anniversary and video on her website: https://www.lesleyriddoch.com/2020/04/declaration-the-letter-of-liberty.html

“2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, widely regarded as Scotland’s most iconic document; probably the first declaration in medieval Europe to promote the idea that people are above Kings, that a nation is its people and that any nation has the right to self determination.

Written in 1320, its evocative sentiments about freedom and independence have given it special distinction, not just in Scotland, but around the world.

But the coronavirus has effectively cancelled all live celebrations of the event in Arbroath and across Scotland, and sadly no UK broadcasters have scheduled any significant TV coverage, though Billy Kay has produced a three-part series for Radio Scotland….”

**This video is not hosted on this website – it is a third party embed code and the actual source resides on youtube.com

 

From Wikipedia;
The Declaration of Arbroath is a declaration of Scottish independence, made in 1320. It is in the form of a letter in Latin submitted to Pope John XXII, dated 6 April 1320, intended to confirm Scotland’s status as an independent, sovereign state.

Generally believed to have been written in the Arbroath Abbey by Bernard of Kilwinning, then Chancellor of Scotland and Abbot of Arbroath, and sealed by fifty-one magnates and nobles, the letter is the sole survivor of three created at the time. The others were a letter from the King of Scots, Robert I, and a letter from four Scottish bishops which all made similar points.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Arbroath

 

 




ASSOCIATED IMAGES FROM WIKICOMMONS;

Images Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Declaration_of_Arbroath

 

FURTHER READING:

Wars of Scottish Independence:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wars_of_Scottish_Independence

The Scots Magazine – The Declaration of Arbroath’s Influence:
https://www.scotsmagazine.com/articles/declaration-of-arbroath/

National records Scotland:
https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/Declaration

Robert The Bruce:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_the_Bruce

Visit Scotland – Robert The Bruce:
https://www.visitscotland.com/about/famous-scots/robert-the-bruce/

 

SCOTTISH HISTORY:

Scotland.org:
https://www.scotland.org/about-scotland/history-timeline

History of Scotland (Wikipedia):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Scotland

Timeline of Scottish History: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Scottish_history

 

You Tube Videos on The Declaration of Arbroath:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=declaration+of+arbroath

 

Scottish Government July 5th 2016:

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