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Bruce's Seat

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The Battle Of Barra

The battle was fought on May 23rd, 1308. The army of King Robert The Bruce routed that of John Comyn, Earl Of Buchan. Bruce's victory marked the turning point in his bid to become king.

The battle is believed to have taken place on the lower slopes (Oldmeldrum side) of Barra Hill.

This chair shaped stone had previously lay higher up Barra Hill. Legend has it that Bruce, who was ill at the time, watched the battle from it.

Meldrum and Bourtie Society.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th December 2010ce

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