Controversial Wallace statue returned to creator

For more than ten years, a 13-foot, sandstone statue of William Wallace held a place of honor at the Wallace Monument in Stirling, Scotland, but last year it was returned to sculptor Tom Church "to make way for a new visitor centre." (photo)

The statue, erected in 1997, was controversial for its likeness to Braveheart star Mel Gibson. "I know the purists didn't think too much of it but the tourists absolutely loved it," said Church.