Scots urged to sup­port a Wil­liam Wal­lace Day

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By GRAEME MUR­RAY

An Ed­in­burgh tourist at­trac­tion is to launch a cam­paign to in­tro­duce a new na­tional hol­i­day to Wil­liam Wal­lace.

Re­search by the Ed­in­burgh Dun­geon found the ma­jor­ity of Scots (72 per cent), would sup­port a day to cel­e­brate Wal­lace with 42 per cent declar­ing him “the bravest Scot ever”.

More than a third of peo­ple who took part in the study also say they have more of an affin­ity with Wal­lace than St An­drew.

A to­tal of 500 peo­ple across Scot­land over 16 took part in the sur­vey which was con­ducted on­line by Cen­suswide be­tween 8 and 11 June.

The Ed­in­burgh Dun­geon will launch a cam­paign for a new na­tional hol­i­day to mark Scot­land’s Brave­heart. A week-long se­ries of cam­paign­ing and pe­ti­tion­ing will be held in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions.

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