No one passing through Bannockburn can fail to see the lofty monument celebrating the great and glorious victory of the Scots over the invading English, but how many motorists travelling for the first time from Wooler to Coldstream are aware that they are passing by the site of an equally crushing defeat of a Scots army invading England?
Those who do stop at that deserted, peaceful spot and walk a little way up the grassy hill will come to no proud edifice, but a large boulder, and read upon it the simple inscription: 'To the brave of both nations'. I found those words, which I quote from memory but think are correct, very fitting and moving.
T. A. LONG
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