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The diet of the Scots army that defeated King Edwards II’s troops at the Battle of Bannockburn

Battle of Bannockburn

To mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, researchers have found out what lined the bellies of Scots troops as they rallied against the English in 1314. They say an army marches on its stomach. And to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, researchers have found out what lined the…

Bannockburn Battlefield to get new £5m visitor centre for 700-year annivesary in 2014

One of Scotland’s most significant heritage sites is to get a new flagship, £5million visitor centre in an ambitious partnership project between Historic Scotland and the National Trust. The state-of-the-art centre at the site of the Battle of Bannockburn near Stirling will be built in time for the 700th anniversary of the Battle and the…