Doune Castle, Scotland. Recent research has shown that Doune Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century, then probably damaged in the Scottish Wars of Independence, before being rebuilt in the late 14th century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (1340–1420), the son of King Robert II of Scotland, and Regent of Scotland from 1388 until his death. By 1800 the castle was ruined, but restoration works were carried out in the 1880s, prior to its passing into state care in the 20th…

Recent research has shown that Doune Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century, then probably damaged in the Scottish Wars of Independence, before being rebuilt in the late century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland | Incredible Pictures

Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian, Scotland. Founded in the century by William Sinclair who was descended from a noble family of Norman knights. It is said to have many Knights Templar symbols, and the chapel was featured in Dan Brown's novel 'The Da

Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe ... Wouldn't this make a grand book cover???

Kilchurn Castle is a ruined and century structure on a rocky peninsula at the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Robert the Bruce King of Scotland. Clan Munro supported Robert the Bruce during the Scottish Wars for Independence.

Robert the Bruce King of Scotland. Clan Munro supported Robert the Bruce during the Scottish Wars for Independence. Unfortunately he was not as handsome as this, this is a modern portrait

Collection of Tartan suitcases and Vivienne Westwood, Wallpaper.

Collection of Tartan suitcases and Vivienne Westwood, Wallpaper. I've been thinking of adding tartans for some old suitcases and looking for tartan wallpaper or just papers to decoupage furniture!

❀❀Inveraray Castle and Garden, Argyll, Scotland, home of Clan Campbell.

Inveraray Castle is a country house near Inveraray in the county of Argyll, in western Scotland, on the shore of Loch Fyne, Scotland’s longest sea loch. It has been the seat of the Duke of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell since the century. It is curre

Robert I, popularly known as Robert the Bruce, was King of Scots from 25 March 1306, until his death in 1329.   He became one of Scotland's greatest kings, as well as one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against the Kingdom of England. He claimed the Scottish throne as a fourth great-grandson of David I, and fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent nation.

this is one of my clans: Isabella Macduff (Countess of Buchan) crowning Robert the Bruce -- statue at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

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