Bannockburn 2012


On the 23rd June 2012, members of the Society of William Wallace, the Knights Templar, Siol nan Gaidheal and Na Fir Dileas marched from the Heritage Centre to the Bannockburn Rotunda. Unfortunately, due to an impatient car driver last year, the Society took the decision not to march from the 1314 pub as we didn't want a repeat of last years events. We were also informed that we couldn't march if anyone had any intent to bear arms. This was quickly sorted out by some sterling work by Vice Convenor Gary and society member Tom Chalmers. Hopefully something more suitable can be sorted out for next years commemoration.

At the rotunda, Ken Shira, Gary Stewart & Duncan Fenton gave some brief speeches explaining why we were there. Wreaths were then laid and a piper played the lament. Attendance was low this year but hopefully everyone can get together and make next years event one to be proud of and show the respect that Robert the Bruce and his fallen comrades deserve!!

Later on it was time to celebrate Bannockburn ceilidh style!! Ted Christopher opened up the evening event by welcoming everyone and saying a few words about the battle itself, he then went on to entertain us all as only Ted can. We also had the pleasure of having Gaberlunzie play for us and Clanadonia dropped by to give us a few tunes outlaw style. All in all a great night, as always our thanks to everyone who attended both events, it was great seeing you all, hope we can all do it again next year!

Our banner proudly flying at Bannockburn.
Irene with the Wallace Shield.
The Shield with Robert the Bruce.
Off we go.
Young & old alike joined in to remember Bannockburn
A few stragglers
Gary, Duncan & Ted
Neil did a great job as Standard Bearer
Nearly there.
Gary & Duncan remind us why the Society of William Wallace are at Bannockburn.
Ken Shirra does what he does so well - thanks, Ken.
Some of the crowd.
The wreaths.
Ted doing a grand job as always in the Tartan Arms, Bannockburn
The wonderful Clannadonia dropped in to see us
Gaberlunzie, they never fail to impress
We had three very special guests.
My nose seemed to look like dinner.
Says it all really, Alba Gu Brath!


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