A History of Rannoch by A.D. Cunningham
3rd Edition published 1994
Also by the author: Tales of Rannoch, 1989, by A.D. CUNNINGHAM, DALBRUACH, RANNOCH
Printed by: Highland Printers, Henderson Road, Inverness
Before William Wallace’s remains had been taken down from the gibbet at Perth, Rannoch was sheltering another hero. It was in June 1306 that Robert Bruce took refuge here.
He had not long had himself crowned king at Scone when he was overwhelmed by the English at Methuen (near Perth). He had few supporters with him which was not surprising.
For as Earl of Carrick he had been a respected noble but he had changed sides more than once and he had just stabbed to death his likely ally, Red Comyn, the powerful Lord of Badenoch.
So here he was, hated by the English and half of Scotland as well, with very few friends, but in Rannoch he had a friend.
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