Wallace 150

On Wednesday 11th September 2019 you are invited to visit The Abbey Craig and join the activities which will mark the 150th anniversary of The National Wallace Monument!

Wallace 150

About Wallace 150

11th September 2019
9:30am - 9:30pm
The National Wallace Monument
Abbey Craig Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead FK9 5LF
This is a free event
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At 12:00 noon on Saturday 11th September 1869, 572 years after William Wallace had been triumphant at The Battle of Stirling Bridge, the members of the Town Council of Stirling assembled at the Corn Exchange, and marched in procession to the newly-completed National Wallace Monument. On reaching the Monument they proceeded to 'The Armoury Room' on the first floor, where they were welcomed by a party which included Mr. J. T. Rochead, the architect who had designed the Monument, and who had watched it take shape over the years since the laying of the foundation stone in 1861.

The ceremony which followed marked the completion of The National Wallace Monument, and the country now had a monument of which it could be proud, and which honoured 'Scotland's National Hero'.

The Monument has been proudly telling the story of Wallace for 150 years, and on Wednesday 11th September 2019 you are invited to visit The Abbey Craig and join the activities which will mark this special occasion.

On the day, there will be live performances from bagpipers and Monument Dance Centre, special souvenirs, birthday cake, guided walks to The Battle of Stirling Bridge Battlefield, performances of 'A Battle Won', Braveheart breakfast in Legends Coffee House, and a bagpipe workshop!

In the evening, live music will be performed by Ted Christopher, then 'Reflections on The Monument' will take place - with a sunset performance by a piper in the shadow of the Abbey Craig, followed by fireworks and a special light show illuminating the front of the Monument.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Wallace 150 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at The National Wallace Monument

A Battle Won

A Battle Won

17th August 2019
Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
A Battle Won

A Battle Won

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Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
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Static Falconry Display

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Archery at The National Wallace Monument

Archery at The National Wallace Monument

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August Anniversary Dates at The National Wallace Monument

August Anniversary Dates at The National Wallace Monument

23rd August 2019
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Family Fridays

23rd August 2019
Fridays just got a lot more interesting this summer at The National Wallace Monument!
A Battle Won

A Battle Won

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Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
A Battle Won

A Battle Won

25th August 2019
Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
Static Falconry Display

Static Falconry Display

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Archery at The National Wallace Monument

Archery at The National Wallace Monument

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Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

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Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Warrior Training

Warrior Training

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Find out about the weapons used by both armies at the Battle of Stirling Bridge during the informative weapons demonstrations at The National Wallace Monument.
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A Battle Won

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Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
A Battle Won

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Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

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A Battle Won

A Battle Won

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Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
A Battle Won

A Battle Won

8th September 2019
Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
A Battle Won

A Battle Won

11th September 2019
Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
Wallace Wha Hae!

Wallace Wha Hae!

14th September 2019
The National Wallace Monument’s 150th anniversary celebrations continue with a family-friendly festival in the grounds of Wallace High School on 14th September.
A Battle Won

A Battle Won

14th September 2019
Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
A Battle Won

A Battle Won

15th September 2019
Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

18th September 2019
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
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A Battle Won

21st September 2019
Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
A Battle Won

A Battle Won

22nd September 2019
Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

25th September 2019
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A Battle Won

A Battle Won

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Evening Lecture: 10000 Years of History on the Abbey Craig

Evening Lecture: 10000 Years of History on the Abbey Craig

10th October 2019
Dr Murray Cook, archaeologist and local history expert, will delve into the history of the Abbey Craig, revealing some of the secrets of the landscape hosting one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings
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Tales from the Battlefield

12th October 2019
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Tales from the Battlefield

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Scotland’s National Hero

16th October 2019
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Evening Lecture: Remembering Wallace and Bruce Over the Centuries

Evening Lecture: Remembering Wallace and Bruce Over the Centuries

17th October 2019
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Tales from the Battlefield

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Scotland’s Heroines

24th October 2019
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