I must confess I would love to visit Scotland one day. I love History and Scotland has such a rich background. Also, all the Scottish cards I have are breathtakingly beautiful. But to tell you the truth, my love affair with Scotland began a long time ago, on the day I first watched Braveheart. Yes, I know it's pathetic but I can't help it. I can only blame the accent. That rich, hipnotizing, sexy Scottish accent...
Anyway, this amazing card, sent by Lynn from Scotland, shows Stirling, a city located in Scotland, United Kingdom. It was the setting for several battles in the Wars of Scottish Independence during the 13th and 14th centuries. It was also in its centre that the Battle of Stirling was fought, in 1648. It was a part of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, a series of conflicts that took place in Scotland, Ireland and England between 1639 and 1651, as the result of tensions between the King and subjects over religious and civil issues.
Some sources suggest that Stirling's name originates in either a Scots or Gaelic term meaning "the place of battle, struggle or strife".
Stirling is famous for its historic relevance but also for some peculiar facts: it's also well known for its many hautings, like the Green Lady in Stirling's Castle and the "Settle Inn", located near the castle and considered the most haunted place in Scotland.