A Day of Death
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We set off today on our journey form Edinburgh to Oban. Our first stop was the site of the 'Battle of Bannockburn' where Robert The Bruce won a famous battle against the English in 1314 in the cuntry's quest for independence. From here we went to the 'William Wallace' memorial. It was interesting hearing more stories from our tour guide as he told us the truth about the 'Battle of Stirling Bridge' in the 13th century. The Scots seem very passionate about these two heros of their past. From the memorial there was a good view of Stirling Castle.
The journey continued to a fasanating place known as Glen Coe where one of the biggest massacres between clans occurred. The story was told that the Campbell Clan stayed with the MacDonalds drinking and eating with them for a week or so before waking up early one morning killing all MacDonald Clan that could be found. The did this as a request from the King of England. To this day most Highlanders do not like the Campbells and at some establishments Campbells are banned from some establishments.
Oban was our destination for the night and it was truely beautiful. The sunset was amazing although it did not occur until after 11pm.