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While in Scotland for the 2017 Cateran Yomp, the AFF Team members paid a visit to Bannockburn.

The Battle of Bannockburn (Blàr Allt nam Bànag, often mistakenly called Blàr Allt a’ Bhonnaich in Scottish Gaelic) (24 June 1314) was a significant Scottish victory in the First War of Scottish Independence, and a landmark in Scottish history.

Stirling Castle, a Scots royal fortress, occupied by the English, was under siege by the Scottish army. The English king, Edward II, assembled a formidable force to relieve it. This attempt failed, and his army was defeated in a pitched battle by a smaller army commanded by the King of Scots, Robert the Bruce.