Internationally acclaimed bagpiping band to play festival to celebrate 150 years of the Wallace Monument

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An internationally acclaimed bagpipe band will be playing live at a special festival to help celebrate 150 years of The National Wallace Monument.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be there to mark the special day along with Stevie McCrorie winner of The Voice UK in 2015

The Wallace Wha Hae festival will be held on Saturday, September 14 in the grounds of Wallace High School.

The 220ft tower was created to pay homage to Scotland’s national hero William Wallace and mark 150 years of the Wallace Monument.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale at for adults at £10.50 adults and £6.50 for children. Family and concession tickets are also available. 

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are set to play at the Wallace Wha Hae Festival

The first 500 ticket buyers will be given complimentary admission to the National Wallace Monument on September 14 as well.

The event begins at 2pm with live entertainment, delicious food and arrange of Wallace themed entertainment.

There will also be a traditional storytellers , Scotsbard and medieval re-enactment performance group, The clann, to help provide guests with a difference experience of traditional Scottish culture.

The 150th Anniversary programme has been supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate. 

Marketing Manager for Stirling District Tourism, Ken Thomson said: “The building of a national memorial to pay tribute to William Wallace was an important chapter in the story of Stirling. 

“From the great public meeting in The King’s Park in 1856, and the Laying of the Foundation Stone in 1861, through to the completion and opening of the Monument in 1869 – Stirling became the focal point for the people of Scotland, where they would recognise the patriot and martyr who had become the country’s national hero. 

“150 years later the Monument has become an internationally recognised symbol of Wallace’s passion and status, and it is proudly revered by everyone who holds Wallace in high esteem.

Wallace Wha Hae is an exciting way for everyone to join the 150th anniversary celebrations.  We’re extremely grateful for the support we’ve received which has helped to make this event possible.”

Stevie McCrorie, 2015 UK Voice winner will also be playing at the Wallace High School

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland said: “EventScotland is delighted to be supporting Wallace Wha Hae, as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of The National Wallace Monument, one of Scotland’s most iconic and striking landmarks.

“Scotland is the perfect stage for cultural events, and this family-fun festival will appeal to all ages, while showcasing Scotland’s rich heritage and traditions.”

To purchase tickets or for more information visit: nationalwallacemonument.com/wallacewhahae

 
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