Lanark’s Wallace Day takes place this Saturday

Remembering the Braveheart...Wallace Day
Remembering the Braveheart...Wallace Day
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THERE’S a chance for everyone to take a Tardis package tour of Lanark as she was in the days when the Braveheart strode from the old Lanark Castle up to St Kentigern’s to say his prayers.

On Saturday the town marks the 700th anniversary of Bannockburn in its own way with a Wallace Day being held in Delves Park and the surrounding streets.

This all-day free festival will include craft and food stalls in the aptly-named Market End while, in the adjoining park, mediaeval entertainments will be laid on including archery, falconry, weapons displays – known in the old days as Wappenschaws – and battle re-enactments.

There are also history tours to show visitors – and locals – where the important events in the Royal Burgh’s glorious history took place.

Organised via the Community Council, the event has the aim of being a non-political celebration of the town and the man who became its most famous resident, William Wallace.

For more on this story pick up a copy of the carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.