A Scene From The Battle Of Bannokburn
Our story is vast, steeped in history from hunter gatherers to kings and knights, who would control the land and people as they wished.
The people farmed the land and paid tax to the crown and were duty bound to be called in to battle when the occasion came about, thus they kept their home and land and their freedom but at a price. Not until William Wallace and Robert the Bruce changed this forever, by beating the English and winning freedom and peace. For a while it was good while it lasted but again conflict struck, England and Scotland were at war again, always the same old story, England wanting Scotland as part of their country. As you can see now they never got Scotland and never will. Scots and English died in their thousands over the wishes of kings greedy for power. Scotland is free in modern times but remember our ancestors DIED for this to happen. The Lothians took a great part in the defence system as you will see from the Scottish History page.
Out o the mist we came as the Kings call came, no armour did we wear as over the heather we ran, claymores, shields and axes at the ready we flew like the wind, the the clans muster together and stand as one for our chief, for the battle to come the mist is our friend and the dark our ally as each foe found to their pearl. Abide wae me the King would say and we did, as we travelled fast on foot and take our place in line, each clansman in place, Kings, Knights, Lords and Nobles all had armour as did their horses but we did not need that for warriors we be, we stood man to man the the call went out and do or die we did to keep our land free, and glory be and broke the yok o many a foe in the same old way and live to fight another day, await the call o destiny for one and all brothers in arms we be, less we forget.
No fancy one as they would weigh you down so basic hit and run and stand and fight the foe, all had their favourite weapons and put them all to hell, if you took a head they lost their soul. From the time of The Picts this was our way all the armies came made o metal but heid these words it's the warrior that counts, no metal shall protect you from the Scots, The Clans where born for this it was a way o life to save the land and the folk and as I said before The Romans made the same mistake 3 thousand (the 9th Legion) all died and not a clue has been found The Picts used the same tactics as them to come and join them many years after and forged Scotland into one nation one people all Celts proud. Below are images of The Picts destroying the 9th Roman Legion.
Robert The Bruce - Hand Axe (as seen on the home page)
William Wallace - Broad Sword
The Clans - Claymores, Dirks, Shields, Pikes, Spikes Bows and Arrows
Always razor sharp, ready to defend our nation against all comers.
The Bruce is first to attack and off with the Knights head to an uproar o cheers, this was before the battle had begun an English Lord seen the crown and to his mistake charged at The Bruce and with one swipe o his axe the Lords head was off. He was the son o the armies commander Sir Beumont and The Bruce with the Royal Rampant on him and his horse but only in light chain-mail so he could move quickly, the English wore full armour and when down they never got up so they where easy targets to finish off.