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It was in Montrose Castle, nothing of which now remains, that Edward I forced John Balliol to renounce his treaty with France. Edward took the crown off Balliol and also ripped off his lion rampant, hence the king of Scotland earned the nickname of Toom Tabard, empty coat. John and Edward Balliol were both imprisoned.

On his way south Edward I stopped off at Berwick-upon-Tweed where he made Scottish barons and nobles swear fealty to him. There names were added to a document that is referred to as the Ragman's Roll due to all the seals and ribbons attached to it.

The harbour in Montrose is possibly where Sir James Douglas sailed from with the heart of Robert the Bruce. It is also where the Old Pretender is said to have left Scotland for the last time.

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