Scottish Nationalist Television
Bringing Scotland to the world
TV SCOTS http://www.electricscotland.com/tvscots
Because The Family Tree is such an
intricate part of our lives, we wanted you to be the first to know
that as of today, December 14th, Scotland will never again be any
further away than a click on your computer. TVScots has begun
Bringing Scotland To The World via Internet transmission of programs
We had some difficulties at the
start, so we called Alastair at Electric Scotland and after a few
minutes, we had a cooperative effort in the works. This means that
when the viewer sees a film on William Wallace, for example, if they
have questions, they can click on Electric Scotland and get all
sorts of answers and study material.
The programs are presented in two
formats. For those still using dial up, we present the films in Real
Player and even a free Real Player platform can be downloaded. Real
Player was chosen because it gives the clearest picture with the
smallest file and so download time is reduced. For those with DSL
and faster, we have MP1, which gives a picture and audio as good as
the TV in the living room. Dial up can use the MP1 files also, but
it may take a while to download. We suggest they download these at
night while people are sleeping.
Our programs will be added to as
fast as we can produce them. We shall soon add Video Gaelic Lessons,
Scottish Cooking, History and Lore, Ghosts and Castles, and films on
the clans and their lands, etc. As for now, my favorite is the #55
bus ride from West Paisley Road to Central Station in Glasgow in
which our camera man Tommy does ah tha narrrrrayshuns, and we have
typed in the translation frae Glasga tae Amerrrikun. Anyone watching
our history of the Real Braveheart William Wallace will see the
Wallace Monument in shadow as we look out over the battlefield at
Stirling Bridge. Iona shows all the area where St. Columba once
stood. Ms. Joann Gilmartin and the other artists bring the songs and
music of Scotland to the viewer as performed by a world class Burns
scholar with a voice that would bring a tear to a marble.
Like ScotRadio, this is a labor of
love and we offer it to the Scottish Community world-wide as their
station. Just write us and tell us what you want to see, if you know
any artists, musicians, etc., have them contact us at
TVScots@aol.com or if you just
want to ask a question or have a wee blether, drop us a line. We
hope to be able to begin streaming live concerts and Scottish films
soon, too. Anyone wanting to see the TVScots, just drop us a line
and we will send you a click and go. TV Scots
TVScots and ScotRadio are
Bringing Our Hero Home
The week of August 25, 2005 will mark the 700th anniversary of the
muder of Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) in London. At that time
his body was drawn and quartered and sent to different parts of the
realm by Edward I of England. This, there was never a body nor was
there a funeral. It is our goal to correct this and if not in doby,
then most definitely in spirit Bring Our Hero Home.
Mr. Davie Ross, Wallace historian
and author, will begin the events by retracing Sir Williams journey
to London dragged behind horses after Monteith betrayed him fir a
bit o' land and a few bits of silver. Mr. Ross will walk the route
and not be dragged. We are requesting that the public NOT join this
march as it is a rather solemn event and while people are welcome to
line the route, we respectfully request that Davie be allowed to
honour Sir William and walk alone. Again, one lone Scot will march
the route with pride, dignity and the people of Scotland, and the
Children of the Exiles behind them.
Many of the plans are not yet
confirmed because we have a very restricted budget. This ceremony is
not being financed by any government or corporate funds, but by we
the Sons and Daughters of Scotland.
There will be a ceremony at St.
Bartholomew (The Greater) in Smithfield (London). At this point, Sir
William's coffin will start its journey back to Scotland. Depending
on funds, the coffin may be in the back of a van, on the shoulders
of walkers, or in a hearse. If we can afford it, pipe bands will
escort the coffin back to Scotland.
We at TVScots for our part would
like to carry out celebrations around the world. If people want to
contact us for instructions or help in holding a local event, they
can contact us at
Once returned to Scotland, the
coffin will rest in state as behooves our Patriot Hero. The coffin
will be brought from London to Stirling to lie in the Smith. It will
be there for a few weeks to allow people to visit. There is going to
be an exhibition of Wallace memorabilia to coincide with the 700th
anniversary of his murder at the Smith, and the coffin will take
The Burial: He will be buried in
the night, torches burning, and the pipes playing. All those who
wish to take a turn with the shovels can do so.
We have been given permission to
inter Sir William's Spirit at St. Kentigerns in Lanark, a proper
site where he killed about 50 English soldiers when they called his
daughter The Bastard Child of the Priest of St. Nicholas. Davie
wrote me this news. I just got a phone call from a councilor at
Lanark. They know all about the funeral and the coffin coming home
to Scotland, and they have phoned to say I can bury William in the
church of St. Kentigerns in Lanark. This is the church where he
first saw Marion and where they were married.
The Cairn: Everyone attending will
bring a stone, a rock from the area where they stay. These will be
used to build a cairn in the traditional Scottish manner above his
grave, and it will therefore contain rocks from every part of
Scotland, a fitting tribute. The famous Celtic stone carver, Ron
Henderson from Bridge of Earn, is crafting the plaque for the front
of the cairn, something simple, along the lines of Here lies the
Spirit of Wallace, Hero and Patriot.
What TVScots is doing and how
you can participate:
1. We have contacted several American travel agents, each a
recognized expert and certified as such by the Scottish Tourist
Board. We have also made arrangements for a tour to bring people
over for the event. Being as we are not profit motivated, the price
will be as low as we can get it. Any profit or funds left over will
go to the project. Please book early. If you decide to go over on
your own, we will be more than happy to help you with information.
Please note all of TVScots and ScotRadio services are free of
2. We have tee-shirts for sale on
our web site which should be up soon. As I said, we had not planned
to come forward quite this early, but the project is picking up a
life of its own. One is the flag of Scotland with the bloody foot
prints of Sir William on the white cross and the words Bring Wallace
Home. These are available for $15. Just email us for the address.
All profits go to the event.
3. We are collecting funds. If
anyone wishes to donate, just email us here for the address.
4. We are also accepting messages
which will be placed in the coffin. These messages will be placed on
a disk and interred with the Spirit of Sir William. We want to know
what you would say if you met Sir William today. Again there is no
charge for this service. Just email your messages to us here at
Here is an example of a letter we received for the coffin: William
Wallace, you died as a martyr to the concept of liberty. Five
hundred years later the descendants of your countrymen and women,
along with the descendants of virtually every nation on earth,
founded a new nation on that premise. May your memory never grow
dim, may your ideals of freedom be kept alive in every nation, in
every age. With profound respect (name withheld).
5. We are making an email
newsletter to keep people informed of the progress of the event. To
get on the list, just email
6. TVScots is sending out films
for anyone interested in Scotland. Again, just email us to request a
copy and we shall put your name on the list. Because our funding is
rather tight, priority for tapes will go to community organizations,
Scottish associations, etc.
7. We shall present the story of
the real William Wallace on our TVScots site. Email
TVScots@aol.com for details.
Well, that is all we have planned
for now, but more news arrives every day. We appreciate your
Signed: Dave from TVScots