The Robert the Bruce Commemoration Trust can provide a wealth of information on Robert the Bruce.
For approximately six years, a number of individuals from across the Dumfries & Galloway region have been pursuing some means of commemorating and accurately recording the events of 10 February 1306, when Robert the Bruce took the first step towards Scottish Independence by slaying King Edward I's emissary - John Comyn, Earl of Bodenanch. Robert the Bruce seized the Scottish throne and was crowned King of Scotland six weeks after the murder.
These individuals felt that this was a neglected area of Scottish history, which had not been given appropriate profile or recognition in the region. Historians have varying interpretations of Bruce's motives and the timing of the rebellion against Edward I and subsequently Edward II, culminating in the battle of Bannockburn. The education aspects of any commemoration are therefore significant.
Members of the trust hope to commemorate the aforementioned events in a number of ways but ultimately are aiming to establish a visitors centre dedicated to Bruce and the events of 1306 in the town of Dumfries itself.
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