Wish the National Wallace Monument a happy 150th birthday


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The National Wallace Monument, Scotland’s 220ft tribute to historic hero William Wallace, is turning 150 this month.

And Stirling District Tourism is inviting everyone to join in wishing the landmark a very happy birthday.

To celebrate this momentous date in the monument’s history, members of the Scottish public and beyond are invited to write their own special message for the giant National Wallace Monument birthday card.

Well-wishers who have already signed the card include The One Show’s Matt Baker and Landward’s Dougie Vipond.

The National Wallace Monument commemorates the life and legacy of William Wallace, patriot, martyr and Guardian of Scotland.

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the distinctive Stirling attraction, which is managed and operated by Stirling District Tourism Limited.

As a registered charity, Stirling District Tourism is reliant on income from donations and admission fees to provide the facilities and services which are available to all visitors.

A programme of special events is being held throughout the year to mark the monument’s 150th anniversary year, with an evening spectacle entitled ‘Wallace 150’ which took place on the monument’s official anniversary date, Wednesday September 11. A community festival, ‘Wallace What Hae’ will follow on Saturday September 14 in the grounds of nearby Wallace High School.

To wish the monument a happy 150th birthday, sign the card by visiting https://www.nationalwallacemonument.com/2019-150/sign-our-birthday-card/.