The Master of Bruce - The eldest son of the eldest son of the Earl of Elgin, the Hon. James Bruce, holds the 14th-centtury sword of Robert the Bruce by the King's tomb in Dunfermline Abbey. The brass effigy of 1889 is set in a great slab of porphryy, reputedly from the tomb of Constantine I, given to the 7th Earl by Ottoman Sultan Selim III, and brought to Scotland in 1802.
“As long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth, not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom– for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.”- Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, Battle of Arbroath, 6 April 1320.
A traditional Scottish luckenbooth is usually given to the bride by the groom as a wedding gift or as a token of love before the wedding. If the couple pins it to the garments of their first born baby it is said the family will be lucky.