The National Wallace Monument 150th Anniversary

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“Thousands of Wallace Wae Hae! Festival Goers were treated to a dazzling light show as the Wallace Monument was spectacularly illuminated to celebrate its 150th anniversary” – Stirling Observer

The Brief

To design and deliver two events, one free and one ticketed, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the National Wallace Monument, the landmark tower overlooking Stirling.

What we did

Working closely with Stirling district Tourism from concept through to delivery we: identified locations; produced full site plans and health & safety reviews for each site; curated a bespoke programme for each event including activities, entertainment, along with finale impact moments incorporating projection, and fireworks for both occasions.

The engagement of the 21CC Events team to lead and create the overall design for these events, meant the client had one contact to deal with from inception to delivery.  Furthermore, 21CC Events were able to engage their own production, pyrotechnics and fireworks team which ensured smooth delivery and a coordinated cohesive design approach to the finales for each night.

The Results

A free-to-watch 10-minute lighting, projection and firework display titled Reflections on the Monument, on the day of the 150th anniversary which launched the celebrations, and a family-focused festival, Wallace Wha Hae, three days later to bring the celebrations to a close. The free event was a visually-stunning show of projection and high-impact lighting onto the face of the monument, culminating in a short, sharp and spectacular firework display. This event and subsequent pictures were shared widely, with the event being attended by the press and local VIPs; this set the stage for Wallace Wha Hae on the Saturday.

Wallace Wha Hae attracted 4000 attendees.  Held in the grounds of Wallace High School, with the monument as a breathtaking backdrop, the ticketed festival featured an inclusive programme with a wide range of entertainment including storytelling, re-enactors, dance and music acts and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Revellers enjoyed an eclectic selection of food and drink from local vendors, a bar and cocktail horse boxes. Children were fully entertained in the craft tent making headdresses and swords and decorating an enormous cardboard fort, as well as contributing to the creation of a ping pong saltire.   The Clan entertained the crowds with their mock battles and The Red Hot Chilli Pipers brought the onstage entertainment to a close as they introduced the grand finale: a stunning projection and lighting display at the monument, choreographed with a full fireworks display and all set to music broadcast throughout the Wallace Wha Hae event site.

The Verdict

An incredibly happy client and attendees…

A fabulous event”

“A brilliant day out. Kids had a blast!”

“Well organised event, the full day was amazing!”

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