Children lay Bannockburn wreath

A group of children has laid a wreath to commemorate the Battle of Bannockburn in one of the first events held to mark its 700th anniversary.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

The 10 children, representing Stirling, the Highlands and Islands, Turnberry, Yorkshire and Wales, have a shared heritage of those from across the UK who formed the armies who fought during the two-day battle.

They were lead by a drummer as they walked from the new Bannockburn visitor centre to the Borestone marker, where Robert the Bruce is said to have planted his standard the night before the battle.

Sir Kenneth Calman, chairman of the National Trust for Scotland, which owns the Bannockburn heritage site, said: "We remember the events of 700 years ago at this long-established place of commemoration.

"We are pleased to be joined by youngsters representing many of the peoples who fought here on those fateful days.

"In taking part in this tradition, they are learning the story of this place and its significance to our heritage."

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "This commemoration not only allows us to reflect but also to look ahead and use the lessons from history to shape our future.

"The creation of this award-winning visitor centre is a fitting way to remember this important period in history and allows current and future generations to gain a deeper understanding by immersing themselves in the story of the battle."

Families

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

168530

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

A gallus fox, Tommy and I prepare for Strictly and a few comedy laughs.

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

The art of keeping fit with breakfast in bed

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.