NT0712 : The Halliday memorial at Corehead

taken 3 months ago, near to Ericstane, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

The Halliday memorial at Corehead
The Halliday memorial at Corehead
The inscription, which is almost impossible to read in this photo, runs:

Free Arran fit tae Errickstane
Man and horse lang syne hae gane
Noth greenwood gay and a' the way
Upon the lands o' Halliday.

It is thought that these lines were composed by Blind Harry in 1477 in memory of William Wallace, who died in 1305.

Here we are looking roughly north-west. The verse actually starts on the other side of the memorial, but apart from a date (1296) that inscription is so weathered that it is not helpful to attempt to transcribe it. This is odd, as the memorial was erected less than 10 years ago.

Note that this memorial is on private land, about 250 metres from the road (and even the road is not 'public' north of Ericstane, though it is used by walkers on the Annandale Way). This photo was taken by one of the owners of the land, and sent to me with explicit permission to submit it.
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David Purchase   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 23 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 5 May, 2021
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0712 1236 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:23.7817N 3:28.0812W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0712 1236
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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