STONE OF DESTINY tells the true story of Ian Hamilton (Charlie Cox, STARDUST), a Scotsman who attempted to restore national pride by stealing an ancient Scottish relic, the Stone of Scone, from London's Westminster Abbey in the 1950s. Written and directed by actor Charles Martin Smith, the lighthearted comedy boasts a strong supporting cast featuring such Scottish-cinema stalwarts as Robert Carlyle, Billy Boyd, and Peter Mullan.
With Scots nationalism waning under the weight of Britain's rule, four university students, led by Ian Hamilton (Charlie Cox), make a dramatic gesture to reawaken their country's pride. Despite having little money and even less experience, they cunningly break into Westminster Abbey in the wee hours of Christmas morning and "liberate" that most powerful symbol of Scotland's nationhood - The Stone of Destiny. Although they are finally captured, and the Stone brought back to London, their mission rejuvenates Scottish pride and the call for independence.