The Battle of Bannockburn 700th Anniversary Events

20 Jun 2014

Events at the new Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, 23-24 June

Over the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the National Trust for Scotland is holding  a series of free public events for those planning a visit.

The programme over 23 and 24 June is: 

  •  A genealogy exhibition in partnership with the University of Strathclyde;
  • ‘Warscapes’, a new art exhibition by heritage fine artist Iona Leishman, who will be on site throughout the anniversary to talk to those interested in the story behind her new works;
  • Weaponry displays and talks by an expert re-enactor;
  • Two daily tours of the site and surrounding area with battlefield guide Ranald Shepherd. The tours start at the centre at 10am and 2pm and last around 3.5 hours.  To book your place please contact Laura Eagleson: leagleson@nts.org.uk
  • 23 June 11am - 11:30pm: Event at the rotunda monument arranged by Stirling Council, Stirling Smith Museum and Borestone Primary featuring a raising of the standard;

Please note access to these events does not include the full exhibition and participation in a Battle Game. Tickets will be limited during the annivarsary period. Click here to book tickets now.

Bannockburn Live, 28-29 June

Head to Bannockburn LIve for a spectacular two-day event commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

There is a packed programme of cultural events for all the family. Take a step back to 1314 and witness the spectacular battle performance, re-enactors from across Europe will be colliding on the battlefield. Enjoy the best of Scottish contemporary and traditional music in the Music Arena featuring singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean and Gaelic star Julie Fowlis.

Tantalise your taste-buds with the best of Scotland’s natural larder before taking the opportunity to research your clan roots.

With tickets still available, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.

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