The Falkirk Commemoration 2012 took place on Saturday the 21st of July this year and was very well attended by people of all ages.

The weather stayed dry much to everyone's relief and although windy at least all the banners on display fluttered wonderfully in the Scottish sky.

Various speakers told us of Wallace and the battle of Falkirk, wreaths were laid on behalf of various groups including ourselves. 'Faither' and young Cameron MacMillan had the honour this year and what a job they did, our oldest and youngest member together, wonderful.

The proceeding started off at the Kirk where members of Crann Tara, Siol nan Gaidheal, The Society of William Wallace, The Strathleven Artisans, The Knights Templar, The Scottish National Party, Falkirk Historical Society and The Men of Bute all paid their respects to the brave souls buried there.

Then we marched through the town of Falkirk led by The Uphall Station Pipe Band and society member Gordon Aitken.

There was no evening event this year but we hope to rectify that for next year, we retired to a local hotel where we had some music and general Scottish themed fun, a lovely wee way to end a lovely day.
Wreath at Sir John De Graeme's grave.
Wreath at Sir John Stewart's grave.
Wreath for the Men of Bute
Couldn't have put it any better
The Society was very well presented by our members
A fine sight to behold
Proceedings begin
The two Paul's doing a grand job with our banner
Amber, Lachlan & Scotia raise the Saltire.
Society member William Ballantyne tells it like it is
The Uphall Station Pipe Band did us proud
Ken Shirra addresses the crowd.
Flags everywhere
Cecil Meiklejohn gives a fine speech
Great to see so many Society members attending
Young Cameron MacMilan & 'Faither' lay the Society wreath

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The Society of William Wallace is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registration number SC045959