PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The story of Ian Hamilton, a dedicated nationalist who reignited Scottish national pride in the 1950s with his daring raid on the heart of England to bring the Stone of Scone back to Scotland.
Robert Carlyle, who played John McCormick in this film, also starred in Hamish Macbeth (1995), a show whose final episode also dealt with a theft of the Stone of Destiny.
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 ...
Kay Matheson took no further part in the operation after taking the smaller portion of the stone to Birmingham, yet she is seen as part of the group bringing the Stone back over the border as well as taking it to Arbroath Abbey.