LATEST NEWS - Official switch-on - Friday 10th March 2023


The Guardians of Scotland Trust are delighted to confirm that the new floodlighting of Stirling Bridge will be officially switched on by actor James Cosmo during a ceremony on the north bank of the River Forth at Bridgehaugh on Friday 10th March at 6.45pm. (Times and Programme of events will be updated on 1st February). The ceremony will take place on the north bank of the river and will also be the launch of a public appeal to fund the proposed statue “Brothers in Arms”.
Event information :
Switch on ceremony – Bridgehaugh, Stirling FK9 5AP (parking available at Stirling Rugby Club)
Reception – Stirling Rugby Club Lounge (invite only); finger buffet and cash bar
Fund Raising Concert – Stirling Rugby Club Main Hall (please note reception invite does not include concert entry)

Until now the site of one of Scotland’s most important battles has been largely overlooked. The Trust believes it is time to put that right and also to tell the true story of the battle and give Andrew de Moray recognition alongside William Wallace as being co-commander of the Scottish army.

We are delighted to have had the generous support of FES who are supplying and installing the lighting free of charge. This alone, will be of huge benefit both to the town as a tourist attraction and to increasing interest in the site itself. The main aim of the trust is to make the site a fitting memorial to all those who fell and to tell the story as accurately as we can.

After the ceremony, there will be a fund raising concert in Stirling Rugby Club featuring well known Scottish musicians. Already confirmed are Benny Gallagher (Gallagher & Lyle), Gordon Menzies (Gaberlunzie), Ian Bayne (Runrig), Atholl Fraser (The Raeburn Heights), and Ted Christopher and Bannockburn. Full line up will be released soon. Tickets £30 in advance from
All proceeds to Guardians of Scotland Trust

Copy of LATEST NEWS - National Lottery Award

We are delighted to announce that the Guardians of Scotland Trust has been awarded £7,550 from Awards for All to support the celebration of a new lighting launch event at Stirling Bridge later this year. This funding support will also enable the involvement of young people in this very special public event, highlighting Stirling Old Bridge as part of the City’s heritage trail, alongside the National Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle.

Watch this space for more news!

BIG thanks to Award for All for supporting this great development, celebrating Stirling in Scotland’s past and future

Wallace and De Moray
The Guardians of Scotland

‘It is very important that Andrew Murray and William Wallace are commemorated together at Stirling Bridge. Not only should Murray’s role as the senior partner with Wallace in this crucial battle be recognised, but so, too, should Wallace’s willingness to work with other leaders in defeating Edward I’s government in Scotland. This artwork will be the first to do this in such a prominent place. It represents a very significant step towards promoting a more complete public understanding of Wallace.’Dauvit Broun Professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow


The Guardians of Scotland Trust was set up to educate the public about William Wallace and Andrew de Moray.


Our public art programme aims to affect representation of De Moray and Wallace in authentic position at Stirling Bridge


Using public art as a catalyst to further develop and recognise the significance of this pivotal crossing point in Scottish history.


We will offer to visitors renewed perspective at this famous heritage site by offering factual information, complemented by guided tours.

Artwork Design

Malcolm's winning design

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The Bridge illuminated

The Bridge illuminated

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Saltire Raising

Saltire raised after 700 years

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Stones for Stirling

Stones for Stirling

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