GUARD Archaeology are particularly pleased to announce their current collaboration with Tony Pollard and Iain Banks from the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow on a joint funded venture by the National Trust for Scotland and the BBC that seeks to reveal the true location of the Battle of Bannockburn. The project, known as the Bannockburn 700, was formally launched on the 25 July 2012 and will run for the next eighteen months culminating in two television programmes to be aired on the 700th Anniversary of the battle itself in 2014.
The archaeological project which lies at the core of the endeavour is structured to provide community involvement throughout the period of the project. Combining 'Big Dig' phases of work with a number of set piece investigations that will marry geophysical survey, metal detector surveys and archaeological trenches it will provide volunteers with an opportunity to explore the rich history of the Stirling area and identify the battle site.
Work has commenced at Monument Hill to the west of the National Trust for Scotland visitor centre, where local volunteers and the project team have been engaged in detailed investigations over the last two weeks.