Battle of Falkirk Commemoration 1298

Where: Falkirk, march from Trinity Church in Manse Place to Monument in Callendar Park
When: Saturday nearest July 22
Time: 1pm

 

 

March begins

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!

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will take place on Saturday July 21st (to be confirmed).

The muster at the church is at 1pm ready for marching off at 1.30, after wreath laying at the Bute and John de Graeme monuments in the kirkyard. The procession then marches off to the modern battle monument in Callendar Park, to the skirl of the pipes. The ecumenical service lasts around an hour and includes a rousing chorus of Scots Wha Hae.

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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