A PROGRAMME of evening lectures focusing on Scottish history and culture is set to go ahead at the Wallace Monument in the coming months.

Following on from a successful series last year, the 2020 lectures will begin on March 4 with Karl Magee presenting a talk entitled A tale of a time capsule.

An archivist at the University of Stirling, Karl will discuss the discovery of a 1969 time capsule within the walls of the sports pavilion at the campus, which has been undergoing redevelopment in recent times.

He will trace the story of the time capsule and its contents, reflecting on the growth and development of the university, in the shadow of the monument.

Other lectures will include an illustrated talk on March 18 by Craig Mair, author and former head of history at Wallace High School, on The Making of the Bridge of Allan: 1800-1900.

Archaeologist Dr Murray Cook will follow on April 15, while senior history lecturer at the university Dr Michael Penman will be presenting on May 13.

All lectures will take place at the monument’s Legends Coffee House at 6.30pm, tickets are £5, £2 for members.

Ken Thomson, marketing manager at Stirling District Tourism, said: “We look forward to welcoming Scottish history enthusiasts to the National Wallace Monument for this latest series of lectures.

“The depth and breadth of subjects covered will provide a fascinating look into the history of Scotland.”

Email info@nationalwallacemonument.com for bookings.