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In 1314

Gillies Hill, to the south-west of Stirling, may have been where Bruce ordered his camp followers or ‘ghillies’ to sit out the battle with the Scots’ baggage, and from where they may have watched the events of 23 and 24 June.

As it became clear that the English were suffering an unmistakeable defeat, the sma’ folk poured off the hill and down on to the battlefield in a frenzy of plundering. Another location for this may have been Coxet Hill.


Today Gillies Hill is a popular wooded hill for recreation and wildlife, with great views.