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Scotland - Bannockburn Day (1314)

Description Commemorates the Battle of Bannockburn and Robert Bruce. The Scottish victory was complete and, although full English recognition of Scottish independence was not achieved until more than ten years later, Robert Bruce was able to re-establish Scotland as a sovereign state mainly because of the events at Bannockburn.

A modern, abstract monument stands on the site of the battle's conclusion, along with a mounted statue of Bruce. The site, and the ubiquitous visitor centre, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.

Each year the Scottish Nationalist movement, primarily the Scottish National Party commemorates the battle with a march to Bannockburn field from Stirling town centre. There then follows a laying of a wreath at the statue of Robert Bruce and a rally.
Date Tue, June 24, 2008
Repeat Type Yearly
Priority 5-Medium
Access Public
Category National Holiday*
Created by Gary Hill
Updated Mon, May 19, 2008 7:24pm GMT
Participants National Holidays
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