A WEBINAR exploring the historical significance of the only surviving letter written by William Wallace is to take place in October.

Stirling District Tourism will be hosting the event entitled Wallace & Europe: The Lübeck Letter on Sunday, October 11, from 7pm.

The online seminar will focus on the relationship between Wallace and Europe – specifically Germany where the letter was found.

It was originally sent by Wallace in October 1297 in order to re-establish trade links with Germany following the wars for independence.

Speakers at the event will include Liane Cumming and Michael Cooper, who have led projects to raise awareness of the 700-year-old document and the links between Scotland and Germany, both then and now.

Ken Thomson, marketing manager at Stirling District Tourism, said: “The Lübeck Letter is of huge historical significance, believed to be the only surviving document written by Wallace and bearing his personal seal.

“We are very much looking forward to hearing Liane and Michael’s unique insight into the letter, based on their research and experience of how the story of Wallace is perceived in Europe.

“The webinar will be of great value to anyone with an interest in Scottish history, with the opportunity to tap into the knowledge of Liane and Michael.”

The webinar is free, but people are being asked to contact katie.sdtourism@btconnect.com to reserve a place.