the Children's Hospice Association Scotland
Little Shining Stream
The village of Bannockburn sits on the banks of the Bannock Burn, to the south of
the exact site of the famous battle is unknown, it was here in 1314 that the Scots,
led by Robert the Bruce, beat the English, led
by Edward II. The Bannockburn Heritage Centre has displays connected to
the battle and there is also an annual re-enactment.
The bore stone is where it
is believed Robert the Bruce commanded his troops to what is considered
Scotland's greatest victory.
The statue of Robert the Bruce,
which stands near the bore stone,
was sculpted by C. d'O. Pilkington Jackson and was unveiled by HM the Queen in
1964, the 650th anniversary of the battle.
Bonnie Prince Charlie used Bannockburn House as a base in 1746; while there he
was unwell and looked after by Clementina Walkinshaw; she later became his
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