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Thursday 23 February 2017

News: Sir William Wallace in the archives

Experts from Scotland, England and France are to take a closer look at a 700 year old William Wallace document in The National Archives (TNA) in London. You can see an image of it here: William Wallace document (TNA ref. SC 1/30/81) - Acrobat PDF, 90.0KB, new window

An academic research group of distinguished historians and archivists from Scotland, England and France will study the document's provenance, to find out where and why it was created. The notes of the first meeting of the experts' group, which took place on 5 August 2010 at the National Archives, Kew are available here William Wallace Working Group TNA meeting, 5 August 2010- Acrobat PDF 28.5KB, new window

The group will conclude its work with a seminar on the document at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh in the spring of 2011 and present a report to Scottish and UK ministers. This will allow Ministers to take forward discussions on the status of the document.

Plans to enhance the web feature on this site include a voiced version and 3D virtualised images.

An exhibition on the document is planned in Edinburgh during 2012, to tie in with the culture and creativity focus of the Homecoming legacy. It will feature the latest virtualisation technologies allowing visitors to experience the document.

Read more about the Wallace document.



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