Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks

31st Dec 2018

The National Wallace Monument

– 150 years of telling the story of Scotland’s National Hero

Since 1869, The National Wallace Monument has been sharing the life and legacy of Sir William Wallace with millions of visitors from all around the world. Its 150th Anniversary will be marked with a year-long programme of special events and activities, as well as investments into the interior and exterior of the building.

Image by Whyler Photos

New Year Launch

As a distinguishing feature in the Stirling skyline, what better way could there be to kick off the 150th celebrations in 2019 that with a fireworks and lighting display that can be clearly seen and admired from vantage points across Stirling?

Fireworks Display

At midnight there will be a special Hogmanay fireworks display set off from the Stirling Viewpoint on the Abbey Craig and synchronised with the celebrations at Stirling Castle.

Lighting Display

After the fireworks display, The National Wallace Monument will then be illuminated in a multi-colour display, demonstrating the special effects which are available with the new floodlights. The floodlights are the result of an investment of £88,000 by Stirling District Tourism, the charity responsible for the management and operation of the Monument. The state-of-the-art floodlighting equipment will ensure the Monument stands out more clearly than ever before.

Stirling Winter Festival

For more information on winter events taking place in Stirling, including the city’s Hogmanay celebrations, visit the Stirling Winter Festival website.

Hogmanay Photography Competition

Enter your Hogmanay images into our photography competition.


Please note:

  • Tickets can be purchased to view the fireworks from the esplanade at Stirling Castle, there will be no viewing area on the Abbey Craig.
  • The National Wallace Monument will be open to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Monday 31st December.
  • There will be no access to the Stirling Viewpoint on the Abbey Craig from 2:00pm on Monday 31st December until Tuesday 1st January.
  • The National Wallace Monument is closed on Tuesday 1st January.
  • Fireworks and lighting displays may be affected in the event of inclement weather.
  • During the Winter period the opening of the Monument can be affected by adverse weather, and the building may also be closed to visitors on occasions to enable essential maintenance work to be undertaken. Please check for the latest information and updates on www.nationalwallacemonument.com or call us on 01786 472140.

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