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

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. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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A Hero  Remembered

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Discover how did William Wallace become Scotland’s first National Hero and how has he been remembered over the years during live actor performances at The National Wallace Monument.
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Weapons Demonstrations

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Our costumed historian will help to bring history to life with his array of weapons and facinating stories, helping you discover how the people and invaders of Scotland made and used weapons.
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Wallace Nature Club by Under The Trees

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The Wallace Nature Club is run by local charity 'Under The Trees' and gives your child the opportunity for lots of outdoor fun as they learn about the natural environment on The Abbey Craig!
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Come along to some special presentations at The Wallace Monument to mark important anniversaries in Wallace's life.
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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.
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Selected dates between 11th September 2020

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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