stone at the entrance to Glen Trool, three miles
north of Newton Stewart, is a massive granite reminder
of Robert the Bruce’s first victory over the English in
March 1307 in the run-up to Bannockburn.
commands a fine view of Loch Trool and the Galloway
Hills, and is the traditional starting-point for the
gruelling jaunt up Merrick, at 2764 feet the highest
mountain in southern Scotland.
stone on Moss Raploch by the A712 is in the care
of the National Trust for Scotland, and marks the spot
where Bruce defeated the English forces in his initial
drive towards Scottish independence.
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