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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.

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.

Edinburgh Castle entrance: Robert the Bruce statue

Edinburgh Castle entrance: Robert the Bruce statue

“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.

“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.

Statues of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace - which is which?Robert Bruce wears the crown as King of Scots.

Statues of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace - which is which?Robert Bruce wears the crown as King of Scots.

Ancient Celtic gravesite with unmarked gravestones from the 1600's in the middle of a meadow in rural Scotland

Ancient Celtic gravesite with unmarked gravestones from the 1600's in the middle of a meadow in rural Scotland

the Culloden Memorial Scotland

the Culloden Memorial Scotland

The lid of Constantine's sarcophagus now forms part of the grave of Robert the Bruce in Dunfermline Abbey. Description from diggingsonline.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The lid of Constantine's sarcophagus now forms part of the grave of Robert the Bruce in Dunfermline Abbey. Description from diggingsonline.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Purple Forest, Scotland (by Jordan Moffat Photography on Flickr)

Purple Forest, Scotland (by Jordan Moffat Photography on Flickr)

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.

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.

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