Eleven new sites to be considered for battlefield inventory


15 May 2012
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Historic Scotland has announced the eleven battlefields to be put forward for consultation for its Inventory of Historic Battlefields. ...

Historic Scotland has announced the eleven battlefields to be put forward for consultation for its Inventory of Historic Battlefields.

Eleven historic battlefields across Scotland have been put forward for consultation for Historic Scotland's Inventory of Historic Battlefields. The sites have been chosen for their national importance, physical remains and archaeology potential and, if approved, will join 28 other battlefields in the inventory. The battlefields suggested are as follows: Loudoun Hill (1307), Dunbar (1296), Langside (1568), Blar na Leine (1544), Glenlivet (1594), Inverlochy (1431), Roslin (1303), Dunkeld (1689), Tippermuir (1644), Melrose (1526), Sauchieburn (1488).

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: 'Our battle sites draw tourists from all over the world, and they represent a huge educational resource. Through them we can understand the evolution of Scotland, and learn about key historical figures and their role in shaping our culture.'

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