WELCOME TO THE SOCIETY OF WILLIAM WALLACE

Tuesday the19th of August is our next meeting at Elderslie Village Hall, everyone is welcome...

"I have brought you to the ring, now dance the best you can!"
Words shouted by Wallace to the Scottish army at the Battle of Falkirk on the 22nd of July 1298 as the English cavalry began to charge.
"This statue of William Wallace that flanks the entrance to Edinburgh Castle was the statue that inadvertently gave the inspiration to the movie Braveheart".
The scriptwriter Randall Wallace visited the castle while on vacation in Scotland, and noticed this statue, and was intrigued as the subject had the same second name as his own.
He asked one of the staff who this famous Wallace was, and was quite simply told,
"that sir, is our greatest hero!"
This sent Randall on a quest to discover all he could about this man called William Wallace,
and resulted in "Braveheart" being released in 1995.
 
 
A TRIBUTE TO OUR CONVENOR DUNCAN FENTON
 
 
WHAT WOULD WALLACE DO SHIRT
We're very pleased to offer these fantastic shirts to you all which were specially designed for the American market, we sold a small amount at Bannockburn and the response was fantastic!! Delivered to your door for for only £15 inclusive of delivery & Paypal charges + bonus gift!!
Delivery can take up to 14 Days although it's usually much quicker!!
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EVENTS CALENDAR 2013 - 2014
We're going to leave this at the top of our home page in the future so that everyone can see what we're up to or involved in.

There are many events we take part in ranging from fully blown marches to quiet intimate gatherings to our monthly meetings, your presence at some or all of these event will be more than welcome!!

If you have a Scottish related event going on please let us know about it and we'll be happy to add it to our calendar.

To contact the webmaster CLICK HERE
 
 
ROBROYSTON COMMEMORATION 2014

Despite the Scottish weather trying it’s best to dampen our spirits at Robroyston there was once again a healthy turnout to pay respect to not just William Wallace, but to fallen comrades and friends who we’ve lost over the years, especially Duncan who at today’s commemoration was very much in our thoughts!

Treasurer George Boyle welcomed everybody, and gave thanks for their attendance on a day which would have been far more suited to sitting on the couch with a cup of tea rather than standing out here in the rain!!
 
 
FALKIRK COMMEMORATION 2014

The day was typical of a Scottish summer's day with a light rain as we and the rest of the patriots made our way through Falkirk's town centre to the Old Parish Church for the start of the Society's march to the cairn in the town's Callendar Park.

The short march throughout the town was well received by all the locals with plenty pf banners and saltires on display and despite the rain, it didn't (couldn't) dampen the mood nor the spirits of the proud patriots who were expertly led through Falkirk by the pipes and drums of the fantastic UPHALL STATION PIPE BAND.

 
 
BANNOCKBURN 700 COMMEMORATION

What a fantastic day and night, a huge big thank you to Ted Christopher for organising the march, fantastic job mate, well done, the Society were so proud to have been part of it.

To the police on the day, who treated it with the respect and good humour that we've become accustomed to at these events, to the pipe band who did an awesome job !!

Thanks to all the speakers at Stirling and Bannockburn, great job by all concerned, to Jim and John who marched all the way from Aberdeen to march at Bannockburn.

 
 
BANNOCKBURN COMMEMORATION COIN

We are pleased to announce the third in our series of coins and how appropriate that this one celebrates the mighty King Robert the Bruce on the 700 Anniversary of Bannockburn!! With a unique design by renowned Scottish artist Andy Hillhouse this is truly a one of a kind piece of art.

£3 from the sale of every coin will also go toward our Battle of the Belle of the Brae monument fund!!

This offer is only open to orders in the United Kingdom at the moment but please get in touch if you're outwith the UK for more info!
Delivery can take up to 14 Days
although it's usually much quicker!!

Price Includes P/P
 
 
LOUDOUNHILL COMMEMORATION 2014

What a fantastic day at Loudon Hill with the Society of William Wallace, Strathleven Artizans and the Young Lions and fortunately the weather stayed good for us and only started to rain when we had finished.

Emotional day for me, with my both daughters involved with Charli laying the wreath on behalf of the Society and Abbey with her maiden speech on behalf of the Young Lions.

Duncan started off proceedings by welcoming a healthy crowd to the commemoration before we witnessed the Swords of Dalriada who had us all in awe.

 
 
THE SOCIETY OF WILLIAM WALLACE YOUNG LIONS CLUB
We here at Society Towers felt that it was time the young history lovers out there should have somewhere out there they can chat and discuss Scottish history.

The idea of a Facebook page came up and we're delighted to say it's proving very popular and child friendly, there are also adult moderaters with security clearance to help when needed but primarily it will be run for the younger among us by the youngsters.

We're very proud to back this initiative driven forward by our younger members and wish them every success!!
 
 
KILSPINDIE CHURCH FIND COULD BE GATEWAY TO WILLIAM WALLACE'S TIME

Workers have uncovered a centuries-old gateway which may have been used by William Wallace.

Volunteers hacking ivy from a wall at Kilspindie Church revealed a stopped-up gap which would once have linked the church to the adjacent Kilspindie Castle.

The Carse of Gowrie castle was once the home of Wallace's uncle and it is thought the hero of the Wars of Independence may have stayed there for periods of his life.According to the account of his life by the minstrel, Blind Harry, he was educated in nearby Dundee.

 
 
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF WILLIAM WALLACE
With the help of the late 'David Ross', we follow his book 'On the Trail of William Wallace' to see where Wallace can be found today. We are also going to try and update some information regarding some of the sites mentioned in the book.

Sean and Cha are following in the footsteps of William Wallace and where he can be found today.

They're using David Ross's excellent book 'On the Trail of William Wallace' as a guide and hopefully provide updates where they can and share info on how to find these places and any info that differs from the book.
 
 
ANDY HILLHOUSE

A lot of our members and friends of the Society are extremely talented in their chosen field, Andy Hillhouse is one such person.
Andy is an artist of some note and designed the covers of most of the late great David R Ross' books.

We've worked closely with Andy in the past and came up with the idea of showing off some of his artwork to guage the interest, an online gallery if you like.

These prints will not be for sale but if you fancy any of them then please register your interest HERE and we'll see what we can do.

 
 
THE WALACE LETTER GETS A PROPER WELCOME HOME!!
Well, the Wallace Letter is now home in Scotland.  Myself & Gary were invited to the Scottish Parliament for the opening of the exhibition, at which the Lubeck Letter was also on show. 

Many thanks to all who turned up at the Scottish Parliament for the return of the Wallace Safe Conduct Letter, around 150 people turned up outside the building as we gave a very personal thank you to all involved in the campaign.  With Albannach & Ted Christopher setting the mood by providing the music, we had fine speeches from Gary, Jim Singer, Mark Hirst & Ted. 
 
 
THE WALACE MEMORIAL CENTENARY CENTENARY TARTAN IS OFFICIAL!!
Our Wallace Memorial Centenary Tartan has now been officially registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans and we have to admit that we are slightly chuffed with ourselves.

We'd like to thank in no particular order, Alison Diamond and George MacKenzie over at the Scottish Register of Tartans for all their help.

To Stephanie and William, Chris, George and Gary and to all our wonderful members who have brought to life this wee idea that we should have our own tartan, especially in our centenary year!!

We are currently on our second bolt and are taking orders for our third bolt. If you'd like to register your interest in our tartan see link below.

All we ask is that you become a member and wear it with pride!!
 
 
2013 IN A NUTSHELL
Everyone here at Society towers would like to take this oppotunity to wish all our friends, family and members all the very best for 2014!!

It's an important year for our nation and a challenging one, but we'll do what Wallace did, we'll meet the challenge head on and show no fear!!

Just in case you may have forgot where your donations and memberships go here's a wee reminder!!

Oh and not to mention the Battle of the Bell 'o' the Brae memorial, job nearly done!!
 
 
THE SOCIETY OF WILLIAM WALLACE ARCHIVES
In here you'll find some things that we got up to stretching back to David's walk for Wallace in 2005.

Some of the waist lines and hair lines have changed a lot and there's some faces that are sadly no longer with us but please have a look and take a wee trip down memory lane.

If you have any old photos of any events we've attended or anything you'd like to share with us then please send them in we'd love to see them.

Please get in touch by clicking HERE
 
 
DAVID R ROSS TRIBUTE PAGE
For those of you who may not have known Author, Historian and former Society Convenor David R Ross we thought it might be a nice idea to have this section on our home page to give you an idea of just how important he was to not only his friends but to Scotland as a whole!!

David spread the word on Scotland's wonderfully rich and interesting culture and history far and wide and was especially popular on the west coast of America and Canada.

David continues to be our inspiration!!
 
 
 
This website is respectfully dedicated to the memory of our friends
DAVID R ROSS, DUNCAN FENTON & LACHLAN McCANN
They who inspired so many of us now sit with the patriots who inspired them!!
CONTACTS
George - Webmaster/Treasurer - CLICK HERE
Ziggy - Merchandise Officer - CLICK HERE