Category Archives: Scotland

New Content… lots of photos

I’ve added quite a few new photos,

Blackness castle, 5 Photos – A 15th-century fortress, near the village of Blackness, West Lothian
Dirleton Castle, 14 Photos – A 13th century medieval fortress

Anstruther, – 7 Photos – a small town in Fife.
St Andrews Castle, 13 Photos – a castle in St Andrews in Fife.
St Andrews Cathedral, 13 Photos  – a ruined Roman Catholic cathedral in St Andrews, Fife,

Melrose, 6 Photos – A Small town in the Scottish Borders
Melrose Abbey, 17 Photos – Melrose Abbey is a partly ruined monastery of the Cistercian order

Gilberton Cove, 6 Photos – a series of underground passageways and chambers hand carved from sandstone, dating from the 18th century

Panoramic – Bannockburn Battlefield

Panoramic – Bannockburn Battlefield

we can see the Rotunda and flagpole and the Statue of Robert The Bruce – all commemorating the battle of Bannockburn in 1314.  When Robert Burns visited the site in 1793 he pend the poem ‘Scots Wha Hae’

Bannockburn Battlefield

Bannockburn Battlefield

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victory!
 
Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
See the front o’ battle lour;
See approach proud Edward’s power—
Chains and slavery!
 
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!
 
The wikipedia page has English and Scottish Gaelic translation