Battle of Falkirk Commemoration 1298

Where: Falkirk, at Trinity Church in Manse Place
When: Saturday nearest July 22
Time: 1pm



One of the major battles in the struggle for Scottish independence was fought on 22nd July 1298 at Falkirk. During the battle the forces of England’s King Edward I defeated the Scots under William Wallace, and the casualties included his right-hand-man Sir John Graham and Sir John Stewart.The commemoration service takes place on the nearest Saturday to the anniversary of the battle, at the Monument. Expect lots of flag waving, wreath-laying and patriotism!

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In 2017 it will take place on Saturday July 22nd.

Don’t get the wrong site – there have been two battles at Falkirk so make sure you turn up at the right monument.

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