Stirling Brig 2012




STIRLING BRIG' COMMEMORATION 2012

The annual commemoration of the Battle of Stirling Bridge was once again a huge success, this event grows in stature every year and it's great to see new faces in the crowd.

The Battle of Stirling Brig' was one of the most important events in Scottish history and the fact that the site is only currently marked by a plaque and a tree is a huge disservice to both William Wallace & Andrew de Moray, and all of the men who died there in 1297.

Their memory has been upheld for many years by The Society of William Wallace and others but recent years have seen the event grow in stature and incorporate a march down from the castle led by a pipe band.

There has now been set up "The Guardians of Scotland Trust" - a registered charity which will administer the raising of a (long overdue) large statue to both Wallace and Murray on the site. As well as being a fitting memorial, the statue and associated "Pathway to Freedom" will become another tourist attraction for the City of Stirling.

This year's commemoration had a very special guest speaker, namely Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs - Fiona Hyslop. She also joined us on the march as well, Fiona has become a good friend of the Society and has helped with various projects, not least the return of the Wallace Letter.

Fiona told us, “I am honoured to take part in this annual commemoration. It follows a fascinating exhibition at the Scottish Parliament of the only two surviving documents known to have links to William Wallace. This commemoration marks a significant time in Scotland’s past that should be celebrated appropriately to ensure future generations of Scots have the opportunity to learn about their rich heritage and history.”

Couldn't have put it better myself Fiona.

And we're off
The Bowmar Pipe Band
Discussing tactics
Wonderful photo of Gordon & Paul
The Wallace AKA Chris Pollock, looking great fella
Wonder what I'm taking a photo of
The assembled crowd were very attentive
Some very special guests were with us
Ted Christopher who keeps this event going from strength to strength
Smiles all round
Stepping back in time, wonderful
John Robertson from the Andrew DeMoray Project
Piper in magnificent surroundings
Irene & 'Faither'
Oor Duncan
Paul Clarke who had the honour of laying the Society wreath, well done Paul
Some of the crowd
Very well attended this year
Ted bring the commemoration to a close
 

We'd like to thank Loraine Wood & Ochil Explorers for some of these photos, thanks guys.

 
 
 
 
 
 

We'd like to thank Tommy Crocket for these wonderful videos, thanks Tommy


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