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Reconstructed face of Robert the Bruce is unveiled

Historians have unveiled a digitally-reconstructed image of the face of Robert the Bruce almost 700 years after his death.
The image has been produced using casts from what is believed to be the skull of the famous Scottish king.
It is the culmination of a two-year research project by researchers at universities in Glasgow and Liverpool.

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Robert the Bruce remembered in Greggs bakery in Dumfries

The historic spot where Robert the Bruce began his bid for the throne of Scotland has been marked in a new Greggs bakery in Dumfries.
Bruce killed John "Red" Comyn, his rival for the crown, on the site of the old Greyfriars Church in 1306.
A local trust had hoped to buy nearby premises to turn into a visitor centre but they were leased to Greggs instead.

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Robert the Bruce Battle of Bannockburn letter discovered

A copy of an unknown Robert the Bruce letter from the build-up to the Battle of Bannockburn has been discovered.
The letter, sent in 1310, asks English King Edward II to stop persecuting the Scots.
It shows Robert asserting his God-given authority as king of the Scots and addressing Edward as his equal.

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The original sword of King Robert the Bruce was carried through Lamlash last Saturday by his direct descendant Lord Bruce of Kinloss to mark the 700th anniversary of Bruces journey from Rathlin Island to Arran.
Lord Bruce lives in Fife and along with his three sons James, George and Benedict he was taking the ancient sword to Rathlin Island off the north Antrim coast.

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