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Coordinates: 56°05′N 3°55′W / 56.09°N 3.91°W / 56.09; -3.91

Bannockburn
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The centre of Bannockburn
Bannockburn is located in Scotland
Bannockburn

 Bannockburn shown within Scotland
Population 7,352 
OS grid reference NS811902
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police
Fire
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
Website www.bannockburn.co.uk
List of places: UK • Scotland •
A number of other places are named after Bannockburn — see Bannockburn (disambiguation).

Bannockburn is a village immediately south of the city of Stirling in Scotland. It is named after the Bannock Burn, a burn (small stream) running through the village before flowing into the River Forth.

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Land in the vicinity of Bannockburn village, probably between the Pelstream and Bannock burns (streams) was the site of the Battle of Bannockburn fought in 1314 - one of the pivotal battles of the 13th/14th century Wars of Independence between Scotland and England. A large monument and visitor centre is located near the site of the battle.

Telford's circular roadbridge over the Bannock Burn

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the Wilson family of Bannockburn designed and wove tartans for the British army. Many of the so-called Clan tartans were created by the Wilsons in response to the needs of the Clan chiefs who, without their own authentic tartans, approached the Wilsons for suitable patterns. The visit of King George IV to Edinburgh in 1822, and his insistence that the Clan chiefs attend his banquets and levees in their Clan tartans, prompted this reaction. The Wilson family ceased business in 1924.

A circular-arch stone bridge, built by engineer Thomas Telford, spans the burn downstream of the battle site. Growth of both Stirling and Bannockburn during the 19th and 20th centuries means that the two now form a contiguous conurbation, and Bannockburn was latterly incorporated into the city (then royal burgh) of Stirling. Bannockburn had a population of 7352 at the time of the 2001 census.[1]

The area contains most necessary amenities, including a library, bank and local shops. It is served by Bannockburn Primary School, in the centre of the community, and Bannockburn High School in nearby Broomridge. Several new private housing schemes have been built in and around Bannockburn since the 1990s, increasing pressure on the already-overcrowded high school. As a result of this, Bannockburn High School has, in 2007 and 2008, been extended to provide additional capacity.

Bannockburn used to have a railway station located next to the site of the bus depot, but residents wishing to use the train must nowadays travel into the centre of Stirling. Bannockburn is served by the 38, 51, 52, 55 and 56 bus services.

Sport

Football

Bannockburn and Hillpark are very fortunate to have two top quality amateur football teams, Bannockburn Amateurs[2] (Est. 1968) and Milton Amateurs FC[3] (Est. 1972).

Bannockburn Amateurs won the West of Scotland Amateur Cup for the third time in 2009.

Rugby

Bannockburn also hosts its own Rugby Club. Formerly known as St Modans HSFP RFC (Est. 1978), it changed its name to Bannockburn RFC in 1996. Bannockburn Currently plays in the Scottish Hydro Electric Regional League: Caledonia Division 2 Midlands.

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Bannockburn
by Robert Burns

 ROBERT BRUCE'S ADDRESS TO HIS ARMY.

 You can look down on the battle-field of Bannockburn from Stirling Castle, Scotland, near which stands a magnificent statue of Robert, the Bruce. How often have I trodden over the old battle-field. The monument of William Wallace, too, looms up on the Ochil Hills, not far away. (1759-96.)

    Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
    Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
    Welcome to your gory bed,
      Or to victorie.

    Now's the day, and now's the hour;
    See the front o' battle lower;
    See approach proud Edward's power--
      Chains and slaverie!

    Wha will be a traitor knave?
    Wha can fill a coward's grave?
    Wha sae base as be a slave?
      Let him turn and flee!

    Wha for Scotland's King and law
    Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
    Freeman stand, or freeman fa'?
      Let him follow me!

    By oppression's woes and pains!
    By your sons in servile chains!
    We will drain our dearest veins,
      But they shall be free!

    Lay the proud usurpers low!
    Tyrants fall in every foe!
    Liberty's in every blow!
      Let us do, or die!


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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

English

Proper noun

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Singular
Bannockburn

Plural
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Bannockburn

  1. A village near Stirling in Scotland
  2. A battle important in Scotland's struggle for independence

Simple English

Bannockburn
—  Village  —
The centre of Bannockburn

Bannockburn
Location within Scotland
Coordinates: 56°5′32.28″N 3°55′20.24″W / 56.0923°N 3.9222889°W / 56.0923; -3.9222889
Country United Kingdom
Consistent Country Scotland
Population (2001)
 - Total 7,352
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Bannockburn Community Website
File:Fm telford
Telford's circular roadbridge over the Bannock Burn

Bannockburn is a village immediately south of the city of Stirling in Scotland. It is named after the Bannock Burn, a burn (small stream) running through the village before flowing into the River Forth.

Coordinates: 56°05′32″N 3°55′20″W / 56.0923°N 3.92229°W / 56.0923; -3.92229


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