This year's Commemoration was organised by the Society of John de Graeme, assisted by the Society of William Wallace and several other groups including the Clan Ranald Trust and Britannia XIV. Falkirk town centre was transformed into a performance area, with stalls and a variety of acrobats, dancers and people in period costume. A service was held at the memorial cairn, new saltire raised, blessing from Ken Shirra of the Knights Templar, speeches by Gordon Aitken and Jean Brittain, and wreaths laid. This was followed by a mock battle, demonstrating the use of the schiltrom against heavy cavalry. Then everyone took their places for the march into town behind the pipe band. Wreaths were laid at Trinity Kirk, at the graves of Sir John de Graeme and Sir John Stewart. Following this various activities took place in and around Trinity Kirk and in the main street.

Ken Shirra gives the blessing
The assembled crowd
Preparation for the wreath laying
Gordon makes his speech
Jean Brittain makes her speech
Wreaths are laid
Wreaths are laid
The memorial cairn
The schiltrom prepares to face the cavalry
The cavalry in waiting
The schiltrom stands firm
Cavalry attack
Demonstration of tactics
The march to Trinity Kirk begins
The march en route
Coming up through the town
In the main street
Entrance to the Kirk
Assembled at the grave of Sir John de Graeme
Kids should always know how to form a schiltrom!
Teaching continues...
The kids had a great time
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Thanks to Michael Balahura, Jinty and many others for the photos

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