Historical Background
Abbey of Aberbrothock
The Smokie
Sir Walter Scott and “The Antiquary”
Stone of Destiny
Declaration of Arbroath
Smuggling in Arbirlot



Arbroath

Historical Background
Roman invasion • Hadrian's Wall • a united Scotland • Dunadd, an early capital • Stone of Destiny

Arbroath and its Abbey
Early beginnings • Heartland of the Picts • abbey found in 1178 • Thomas Becket • decline and final destruction • early travellers

The Smokie
Arbroath's second gift to the world • method of preparation • mouth-watering dish • "The Antiquary" • interesting local surnames

Sir Walter Scott and "The Antiquary"
Scott's favourite book • Waverley novels • Fairport and Musselcrag • an appreciation

Stone of Destiny
Scottish kingship • coronation chair • stone quarried locally • removal from Westminster • return by the patriots

Declaration of Arbroath
William Wallace and "Braveheart" • "Hammer of the Scots" • Petition to the Pope • Battle of Bannockburn • American Constitution

Smuggling in Arbirlot
Capt. Taylor's nephew defies the gaugers (excise/revenue men) • the "Year without a Summer" • acquaint yourself with the old Scots dialect

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