The Bannockburn Battlefield

Brutal history amidst beautiful countryside

The Landscape

Located near the historic city of Stirling, the battleground still evokes the landscape that would have been seen by medieval soldiers in 1314 when the area was a royal hunting park.

The Landscape
The Battlefield monuments

Restoration of Bruce Monument and the Flagpole

Bruce restoration
Restored to the original bronze finish

People have visited this iconic site for centuries. The monuments here commemorate the thousands of men who fought and died during the battle.

These commerative monuments have been restored; ensuring that they are maintained for future generations to enjoy.

Significant work to conserve and restore the monuments was carried out in time for the battle's 700th anniversary; including the iconic equestrian statue of Robert the Bruce by Pilkington which will be returned to its original, striking bronze finish.

The topmast of the 1870s flagpole has also been replaced complete with battleaxe weathervane.

The new Rotunda Beam and Inscription

The rotunda
Bannockburn rotunda Monument

We commissioned a new poem by the acclaimed Scottish writer, Kathleen Jamie, to be inscribed on the replacement ring beam of the 1960s Rotunda monument.

The designers of the original Rotunda planned for it to bear an inscription, and half a century later we are fulfilling this intention. Jamie’s poem concludes with the following lines, which express the ‘universal truth’ of this deeply significant Scottish landscape:    

Come all ye’, the country says/ You win me, who take me most to heart’.