Bannockburn Live organisers announce line-up

Organisers have unveiled the full programme for this month’s Bannockburn Live festival.

Chef Neil Forbes helps launch Bannockburn Live's food and drink programme earlier this year. Picture: Ian Georgeson

The event, organised by VisitScotland and Unique Events, is expected to welcome up to 20,000 people to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

Events are to be split into five areas on June 28 and 29.

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There will be the Land of Food and Drink, Storyville, the Clan and Family Village, the Music Arena and the 1314 Encampment.

Stirling will also host a series of other events over the same weekend, including Pipefest and the national Armed Forces Day, as part of the year of Homecoming Scotland.

Homecoming director Caroline Packman said: “With just over a week to go until this amazing weekend of events in Stirling, the teams for Pipefest, Armed Forces Day National Event and Bannockburn Live are working feverishly to ensure it will be an experience to remember for the thousands of people planned to descend on the city over three days.

“We are thrilled with the Bannockburn Live programme and looking forward to this fantastic event to mark 700 years since the legendary battle.”

Headline events at Bannockburn Live include the award-winning singer-songwriters Dougie Maclean and Julie Fowlis, as well as lifelike battle performances.

Events run from 10am to 7pm each day, and include a range of activities from panel discussions to children’s puppet shows.