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PARISH OF BOURTIE Parish of Bourtie Continued [from p.3] a narrow inclined plane both inside and outside the Fort. The lower line consists of the remains of a low wall or dyke of stones (now moss grown) passing round the hill about half way down the sides, in the outward opening of which a pit or ditch was formed to confine the approach. Here [Earl of Buchan] Cumming with his Army fought King Robert De Bruce, 1307 and after a severe contest the former was defeated and his Army routed.
Defeat of the Earl of Buchan 25th December 1307
"Buchan, having received intelligence of Bruce's Situation, assembled his vassals and marched towards Slenath; but finding the Royalists strongly posted, he did not venture to attack them. Several skirmishes however, took place, between the Archers of both Armies; and as provisions began to fail, & their enemies daily increased in numbers the Scots deemed it prudent to retire into Strathbogie. Here they remained for sometime until the King had somewhat recovered from his illness, when they returned to Inverury, as a more convenient station for procuring provisions during the winter. Upon this the Earl of Buchan, with a body of about one ...
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