Among the many places made sacred by the deeds of Sir William Wallace is the Bell o' the Brae in High Street Glasgow. Wallace had vowed unceasing enmity to the English invaders of his native land. In 1297, accompanied by 300 horsemen, he rode from Ayr to Glasgow, and, reaching the town, divided his small force into two companies, one of which marched up the High Street, the other making a circuit so that the two bodies would meet near the head of the street. Here the English, 1,000 strong, under Earl Percy, were attacked front and rear, and fled discomfited after their leader had fallen by the sword of the Scottish patriot. Wallace pursued them, and encountering another party of English near Bothwell routed them.
There is no monument in Glasgow to commemorate this battle. The Society of William Wallace have planning permission to erect a monument to this battle in the Necropolis in Glasgow and require £8000 to make this happen. The picture you can see is a design of the monument by the artist Andy Hillhouse which will be sculpted by Roddy McDowall. This monument will put Glasgow on the William Wallace tourist trail.