Wallacestone

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Coordinates: 55°58′28″N 3°44′04″W / 55.974471°N 3.734579°W / 55.974471; -3.734579

Wallacestone
Scottish Gaelic: Clach Uallais
WallacestoneMonument.jpg
Memorial to William Wallace in Wallacestone
Wallacestone is in the centre of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Wallacestone is in the centre of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Wallacestone
 Wallacestone shown within the Falkirk council area
Population 746 [1] (2001 census)
    - Edinburgh  21.2 mi (34.1 km) ESE 
    - London  343 mi (552 km) SSE 
Council area Falkirk
Lieutenancy area Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FALKIRK
Postcode district FK2
Dialling code 01324
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament East Falkirk and Linlithgow
Scottish Parliament Falkirk East
Website falkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland

Wallacestone is a village in the area of Falkirk, central Scotland. It lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-west of Polmont, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south-east of Falkirk and 1.0 mile (1.6 km) north-east of California.

The population of Wallacestone was recorded as 746 residents at the time of the 2001 census.[1]

History[edit]

Nearby Falkirk was the site of William Wallace's last battle during the war of independence against the invading English. On 22 July 1298 Wallace faced the English army, commanded by Edward I. The Scots were defeated and many thousands were killed. The exact site of the battle has yet to be discovered and still generates much debate. However, at Wallacestone is situated a stone pillar which replaced a much older stone to mark the place where Wallace stood to watch the approach of the English army from Linlithgow and command his army at the subsequent battle.

The viewpoint of Wallace looks across the Forth Valley, including the Forth Bridges to the east, the carse of Falkirk, Wallace Monument at Stirling and Stirling Castle to the north. It also includes as far away as the start of the Highlands at Ben Lomond and the Trossachs to the west.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-18

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