The Stone of Destiny retells the fascinating and true story of four young Glaswegian students who, in 1951, outwitted the British authorities in their successful attempt to take back the Stone of Scone - a beloved symbol of Scottish pride, back to its country of origin. Written by
A heist 600 years in the making
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sour-faced English businessman who passes Ian Hamilton and Gavin Vernon as they get out of the car shortly before their first attempt to remove the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey (36 minutes). See more
During Charlie's key search in the abbey, when he founds the key it is obvious it's the modern cylinder key made by Italian Silca company. Silca was founded in 1974, so there could be no way this key could exist back in 1951. See more
It was only a rock, a big lump of sandstone, you might pass right by it, but to us, it was symbol of our freedom, of our independence. We all knew about it of course, we learned as children how it was the Scottish stone of kings, but they took it from us. And as a nation is suppose we'd forgotten about it. Time does that. It was history.
Written by Ben Albu
Performed by Ben Albu
Published by Kids Gloves Music
Courtesy of Corelli Jacobs Recordings See more