On this day.....
.....in 1297, the battle of Stirling Bridge was fought in the 'First War of Scottish Independence'. William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeated the English near Stirling.
Also on this day, Sept 11th 1997, the Scottish devolution referendum was held in which the Scottish people supported the restoration of the Scottish Parliament.
It's conventional to remind people of the overthrow of the elected government in Chile by a US-backed military coup on September 11th 1973 - but let's not forget the happier anniversaries too.