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Bruce's Stone
Clatteringshaws, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
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Bruce's Stone is a memorial on the banks of Clatteringshaws Loch, Dumfries and Galloway, marking the spot where Robert the Bruce defeated a force of English troops at the Battle of Trool in 1307. Trool was the first major victory in Bruce's fight for Scottish independence that culminated in the Battle of Bannockburn. The location is utterly superb, in the centre of Galloway Forest Park.

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