11th Sep 2018

Today marks the 721st anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge, when William Wallace won his greatest victory against the army of the King of England. The National Wallace Monument also celebrates its 149th anniversary today as the Monument built in honour of the great Scottish hero first opened to the public on 11th September 1869.

Since 1869, The National Wallace Monument has been welcoming millions of visitors from around the world who have each been able to discover for themselves the story of Scotland’s national hero.

Children in fancy dress at the re-opening of The National Wallace Monument 1993
Children at the re-opening of The National Wallace Monument 1993

As we look ahead to our 150th anniversary in 2019, we are inviting people to share with us their memories and stories from the Monument’s past. Whether you had a relative who helped built the Monument, if the Monument inspired you in some way or if you have found a photo from your childhood visit – we would love to see your images and hear your stories.

We invite you to join our #Wallace150 Facebook group where we will try to collect and share fascinating stories and anecdotes from the Monument’s past.

You can also use #Wallace150 to share memories on Twitter or Instagram.

To find out how the battle anniversary will be marked this year visit the events section of our website. Details of the commemorative activities and events marking the Monument’s 150th anniversary will be announced at the beginning of 2019.



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