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Bannockburn

(băn`əkbûrn', băn'əkbûrn`), moor and parish, Stirling, central Scotland, on the Bannock River. Textiles are manufactured in the parish. In 1314 on the moor, a Scottish army of 10,000 led by Robert BruceBruce,
Scottish royal family descended from an 11th-century Norman duke, Robert de Brus. He aided William I in his conquest of England (1066) and was given lands in England. His son was granted fiefs in Scotland, and the family therefore rendered homage in both kingdoms.
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 routed 23,000 English under Edward II, thus climaxing Robert's struggle for Scottish independence and establishing him as king of the Scots.

Bannockburn

a village in central Scotland, south of Stirling: nearby is the site of a victory (1314) of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over the English. Pop.: 7396 (2001)
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Philip Wilson, 35, was one of hundreds of people who responded to a public call for volunteers to have their faces scanned to become one of the 3D characters featured at Bannockburn.
Bannockburn High School serves the communities of Bannockburn, Braehead, Broomridge, Whins of Milton, Hillpark, Plean and Cowie.
Yesterday, a spokeswoman for VisitScotland said: "Following the recent changes in the organisational lead of Bannockburn Live, we are currently reviewing the event activity for the weekend as a whole and plan to make an announcement next week.
David McAllister, director of the Battle of Bannockburn Project, said: "The 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn is a significant milestone and deserves to be marked with a major event.
She said: "There was never any intention to upset the people of Bannockburn through John Haney accepting this house.
We've been given a sneak preview of the new Bannockburn centre, opening in March to mark the 700th anniversary of Scotland's victory over the English in 1314.
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The shadowy Bannockburn Four left behind a picture of the flag sunning itself below the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Ahead of the 700th anniversary of Bannockburn, we have built a more substantial wall with a stone tablet telling the story of Bruce's visit.
They will return for more Premier League action in Glasgow next month but are also teaming up with Huntly darts ace John Henderson to remember the battle at a special exhibition scheduled for the Bannockburn Club on Saturday, April 20.
A spokesman for the Bannockburn Heritage Centre said: "William Wallace was executed in 1305.
Bannockburn should be all about bringing people into Scotland to generate money for the Scottish economy, not politics ahead of the referendum.