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To: West Dunbartonshire Council and Historic Environment Scotland
Let the Bruce Rule the Rock: Campaign to officially honour Robert the Bruce in West Dunbartonshire
The Lennox Herald has launched a campaign for more action to be taken to honour Robert the Bruce.
We feel more should be done to officially commemorate Robert the Bruce by means of commissioning a statue/sculpture in the town.
The King of Scots spent a significant period of his life in the area and we feel that Historic Environment Scotland and West Dunbartonshire Council should facilitate a monument or officially recognise the Scottish King in the town.
We agree that the addition and promotion - including appropriate signage of historical sites - of a sculpture would be of significant benefit to the town by way of increasing tourism and help to promote the rich history of the area.
Why is this important?
Given the recent worldwide attention given to this period of history, it would be of great benefit to the town to support this and help bring more people to the area to enjoy the strong and fascinating history.
Other areas across Scotland in which Robert the Bruce is known to have links to have commemorated him in their towns.
Robert the Bruce lived the remainder of his life in what is now West Dunbartonshire and St Serf's in Levengrove Park is one of three significant burial sites for the King.
This is why we feel, given the strong links, that not enough is being done to honour the history.