This Tuesday I did something completely different and went with Dave Paterson on a tour of the battlefield of Bannockburn 1314. Angus Konstam is working on a new book on the battle and asked us to take some photos for him. Angus provided us with a detailed itinerary of the main locations.
It was a usual Scottish spring day – sun, wind, cloud, rain and hail! Here are a few of the photos that Dave took which are not in the book.
|View towards Stirling Castle from the rail bridge on the A91 - roughly south end of English line|
|The swollen Bannockburn under the rail bridge|
|The Carse - likely site of the battle looking from north end of the Scots battle line - A91 in the distance|
|The Bannockburn Gully - looking from Scots side - a formidable obstacle south of the Carse|
|The Ford - south of the gulley - scene of the action on the 1st day. That's myself on south bank from where De Bohun crossed to his fatal meeting with King Robert|
Angus' new book Bannockburn will be published by Aurum Press on 14th May