Archaeologists search for Battle of Bannockburn site

Published on September 20th, 2012 | by Admin


Archaeologists in Scotland are employing the use of ground-penetrating radar to search for the site of the Battle of Bannockburn which took place in 1314.

The first major skirmish of the two-day battle occurred on Sunday 23 June when Randolph routed around 300 English cavalry, who were attempting to relieve Stirling Castle.

A pair of small standing stones near the entrance to the current police headquarters is believed to mark the site of the fighting, but until now there has been no other physical evidence.

Stirling Council archaeologist Murray Cook said ground-penetrating radar would be used to locate the Roman road on which King Edward II’s army marched on Stirling and the famous spike-filled pits that played a crucial role in the outcome.

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: ALAMY

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