Hollywood star Gerard Butler shows his support for Scotland's history by purchasing a commemorative slab at Culloden battlefield
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Article Date: December 15, 2013 | Publication: Scottish Daily Record | Author: Mike Merritt
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THE actor's name is engraved on a walkway to the historic battlefield which was created to raise cash for a new visitor centre.
MOVIE warrior Gerard Butler is paving a path to Scottish fans’ hearts – by supporting a heritage project.
While fellow stars such as Julianne Moore have been honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Butler has shown his concerns lie at home – paying for his name to be engraved on a walkway at the historic Culloden battlefield.
The commemorative slab simply reads: “Culloden. Gerard J Butler. Actor and Loyal Son of Scotland.”
A spokesman for the National Trust for Scotland, who run the iconic site, said the Paisley-born actor paid for the stone following an appeal.
He said: “It obviously means a lot to him, while at the same time supporting a vital and important heritage site.
“He responded to our project appeal.
“The cost of this form of support was £495, with funds going directly to the project to restore the battlefield and create the visitor centre.”
Earlier this year, Olympus Has Fallen star Butler, 44, said: “I go to Scotland maybe three times a year and I love it.
“When I’m at home, I feel at home, I feel myself, I feel connected.
“To be back with your family and your friends, and to be in the land that made me who I am, especially now that my family live in the Highlands.”