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Poem for Battle of Bannockburn Monument Chosen

By Harriet Staff

From the BBC:

A poem is to be inscribed on woodwork at the Battle of Bannockburn monument commemorating the historical event.

Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie's work was one of ten poems commissioned by Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland.

It is to be displayed on the timber ring beam which crowns the rotunda at the heritage site.

The poem was chosen for the site after the ten works were ranked by the public.

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and Historic Scotland commissioned ten Scottish poets to write new works about the famous site and the surrounding landscape in partnership with Creative Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library.

Originally Published: December 12th, 2012