The Bannockburn Landscape
Brutal history amidst beautiful countryside
Located near the historic city of Stirling, the surroundings still evokes the landscape that would have been seen by medieval soldiers approaching battle 1314 when the area was a royal hunting park.
Restoration of Bruce Monument and the Flagpole
In honour and curiousity, visitors have been journeying to this iconic site for centuries. The monuments erected here commemorate the thousands of men who fought and died during the Battle of Bannockburn, and continue their legacy.
Significant work to conserve and restore the monuments were carried out in time for the battle's 700th anniversary; including the iconic equestrian statue of Robert the Bruce by Pilkington returned to its original, striking bronze finish.
The topmast of the flagpole from the 1870s has also been replaced, complete with battleaxe weathervane.
We are greatful that these commerative monuments have been restored to their former glory, ensuring that they may inspire future generations.
The new Rotunda Beam and Inscription
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’.