Bruce’s Stone

History & Heritage
Bruce's Stone sits at the top of the hill on the north side of Loch Trool. It is a large granite boulder commemorating King Robert’s victory over the English.
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About Bruce’s Stone

Bruce's Stone sits at the top of the hill on the north side of Loch Trool. It is a large granite boulder commemorating King Robert’s victory over the English in 1307, during the Scottish Wars of Independence. It was placed there in 1929, on the 600th anniversary of Bruce's death. This spot was chosen as it is believed that this is where he commanded the ambush that took place on the Steps of Trool on the other side of the loch. The stone is also the starting spot for the challenging walk up Merrick (2764 feet), the highest mountain in southern Scotland..

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