Bannockburn under scrutiny

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A UNIVERSITY academic is to reconstruct the landscape surrounding the Battle of Bannockburn to shed light on the famous 1314 clash.

The battle went down in history when Robert the Bruce 
defeated the English army in Stirlingshire.

Richard Tipping, from Stirling University, will study the top-
ography and undertake a complete environmental reconstruction to help historians better understand how the battle played out almost 700 years ago.

“Improvements in radio-carbon dating mean that we will be able to date ground conditions to within a decade,” Dr Tipping said.