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|Description ||The northern stone at Randolphfield
This pair of stones, broken and repaired at some point in the past, sit just outside Randolphfield police station in Stirling, so you may get some odd looks when visiting! At least they are now under protection though...
These stones, though far more ancient, played a strategic role on the first day of the battle of Bannockburn - 23rd June 1314. Randolph, Bruce's nephew, led his schiltrom of spearmen at the stones, in order to block a move by English cavalry under Clifford who were trying to reach Stirling Castle from the South. They were successful in their endeavours, and the name of this site has remained unchanged in 700 years.
|Im glad I found out what these stones were there for, I pass them on a daily basis and thought they were very old, love the pictures.|
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