A fine day dawned for this year's Wallace Day commemoration, we have been used to wet days of late. No pipe band or march from Johnson this year, as due to uncertainty over the Covid situation this could not be arranged at short notice (believe it or not, the preparations for next year start in September...) However, the good weather brought a fairly decent turn out, though missing a few of the regulars due to corcumstances. Both marquees were set up, one for membership and merchandising, and the other containing all our presentation banners plus the usual array of weaponry for the kids, both small and large. Gary introduced the commemoration, George Kempik made a speech, Gary followed this with his usual enthusiasm, then Alex Scullion played the lament on the pipes whilst the wreath was laid. This year it was laid by Alex Rae, a veteran attendee at Wallace Day for almost 30 years, assisted by his grandson Christian. Gary gave quick thanks to all who made the effort to be there, and then it was mingling, blethering and a few historical discussions with various people, before taking everything down and packing it all away again. Many thanks to all who attended.

Setting up the tents
Some of the weaponry on display
Setting up for the speeches
Lesley and her assistant on the merchandise and membership tent
Gary welcomes those attending
George gives his speech
Some of those in attendance
Alex Rae and his grandson go to lay the Society wreath
The wreath is laid
The Society Wreath
Ross lays his personal tribute as Alex Scullion pipes
Gary thanks those attending and closes the commemoration
Folk just can't resist the sword

Thanks to John Harvey, Paul Egan, Nick Brand and Michael Balahura for the photos

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