But for freedom

I had a wonderful day in Arbroath yesterday, and though I’m very tired after a long weekend of fun with friends, I thought I’d best share a quick post (and some photos) now before I completely forget.

For those who may not know, Arbroath is known for the Declaration of Arbroath – a declaration of independence from the barons, on behalf of the people of the kingdom of Scotland, written to the Pope in 1320.

It’s also well-known for Arbroath Smokies, a smoked haddock that’s enjoyed around the country but can only be bought in Arbroath. I’ve never tried them before so I treated myself to a small package that I’ll enjoy for dinner later this week.

But, I’m much too tired to tell you more, so you’ll need to follow the links provided above for more information if you’re interested. In the meantime, I will leave you with a small blurb from the Declaration before the photos begin.

“As long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.”
Declaration of Arbroath, 1320

2 Replies to “But for freedom”

  1. I’m glad you’re putting your membership to good use! Wish I could have been there for the smokies…and perhaps some Cullen Skink. Maybe next trip! The harbor looks like the type of place I would enjoy…doesn’t look at all touristy!

    1. It really was a nice harbour – though I’d guess that there is at least a small tourist side come summertime. It’s certainly somewhere I can take you when you’re here next; very accessible and easy to navigate around. Plus that, you’ve yet to explore that bit of the country!

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