The History of Leith

September 24, 2007

Revealed: carved footprint marking Scotland’s birth is a replica

A FOOTPRINT supposedly cut in stone around 1500 years ago to mark the birth of the Scottish nation is not the real thing, Historic Scotland has admitted.

The royal inauguration stone at Dunadd, in Argyll, where an estimated 50,000 visitors a year place their feet in what they believe to be the actual ceremonial footprint used to initiate the earliest Scottish kings, is in fact a fibreglass copy of the original, placed at the site in the 1980s. for more click here

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