National Wallace Monument to receive Red Arrow flypast birthday gift

The Red Arrows will mark the 154th birthday of the National Wallace Monument this Saturday with a dramatic flypast over Stirling.

The Red Arrows flying in formation trailing white smoke
The Red Arrows last flew over Stirling in 2014.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic team will fly over the city from south to north before turning at the Monument this Saturday, 9 September, at 5.23pm - subject to favourable weather conditions.

It will be the first time the fabled Red Arrows have flown over Stirling since Armed Forces Day in 2014 and the first time they have saluted the National Wallace Monument, which opened its doors to visitors on 11 September, 1869.

Stirling Council leader, Cllr Chris Kane said: “I’m really quite excited about this and can’t wait to see the spectacular Red Arrows in Stirling for the first time in nearly a decade.  The iconic jets flying over our iconic Wallace Monument on its birthday weekend will make for some spectacular pictures. 

“Given the speed the aircraft fly, this will be a quick but loud visit, so please plan your vantage point carefully and share your pictures widely – and keep your fingers crossed for good weather.”

The Red Arrows were founded in 1964 and are based at RAF Waddington, near Lincoln.