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From Bannockburn to Bothwell

19 July 2011

On 24th June 1314, Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, defeated the English Army at the Battle of Bannockburn.  The very next day, Edward Bruce, the King’s brother, arrived at the gates of Bothwell Castle to force Humphrey de Bohun , the Earl of Hereford, to surrender. .

Come along to Bothwell Castle on Sunday 31st July from 12:00 noon –  4:00 pm and  hear the clash of swords as you cheer on your favourites at this dramatic display of combat.  View an array of weaponry and see how they were brutally used.  Watch an exciting display covering the archer’s equipment, tactics and skills.

Alison Stalker, Events Assistant, Historic Scotland said: "This is a really exciting way to learn about Scotland’s fascinating history. There will be lots to see and do for all the family including a hunt for young recruits to join Bruce’s victorious Army.

“Take part by cheering on your favourites as you witness the outcome of this intense stand-off.”

The event is included in the normal admission price: Adult £4.00 Concession £3.20 Child £2.40.  Admission free to Historic Scotland members.

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.



For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk